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What Are Some Common Stoma Problems
How common is it to use a prior stoma (closed 2yrs, nonsurgical) to place another gtube? Rate of success without complications? First gtube ws painful
Stoma care: It is really important one cares for their stoma properly. There are a couple of different kinds of stomas. My best advise is to work with your dr. And especially the nurse. In fact, there are certain nurses who specialize in this ostomy area and have real expertise. You should work closely with the nurse. Here is a link for a website dealing with ostomy care: http://www.Wocn.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enema via stoma: You can - but you will need a special enema bag and stoma cone. Probably best just to use tap water enema Irrigation is done with a special short cone-shaped end (called a stoma cone) to the irrigation tubing. This is designed this way in order to 1) keep the fluid being instilled from leaking out, and 2) making sure that the colon is not perforated. Here is a link to a picture: http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...id=prod3398909 An enema done through a stoma with a standard enema tip could perforate the bowel, because the bowel to the stoma may be at an angle. ...Read more
Not always: The success of a stoma reversal depends on many factors including the original reason for the stoma, the overall condition of the patient and the amount of bowel remaining. Often a temporary stoma is constructed for diverticulitis. In this situation, reversal is often successful assuming a healthy remaining rectum. Each case should be looked at individually for the pros and cons of reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like you : Could be having prolapse of the stoma. Don't know what type of stoma this is but it should be looked at by your surgeon and discuss if this can be revised. Stomas will get bigger and then return to normal, due to passage of stool, but progressive growth of the stoma suggests a prolapse. ...Read more
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