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Swollen stomas and pennis my stomas swilling and my pinnis

Swollen stomas and pennis my stomas swilling and my pinnis

Hello. : Hello. This is a bit confusing. Are you stomach and penis swelling? Do you have pain in either location? Is there any discoloration? Do you have any chronic diseases? How old are you? ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Stoma (Definition)

A stoma is a surgically created hole that creates a connection between the digestive tract and the skin so that liquid food can be put into the stomach, or liquid waste ...Read more


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How would I clean my stoma?

How would I  clean my stoma?

Gently: With warm water and a mild soap if necessary. No further cleaning is necessary. I use a soft piece of gauze to do the cleaning when needed. ...Read more

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Are stoma reversals always successful?

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 more

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Stoma itching all the time.why?

Many possibilities : What does it look like? Is skin red or chaffed.any bumps. How long have you had stoma. A lot of possibilities ...Read more

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What should healing stoma tissues look like?

What should healing stoma tissues look like?

Red/pink and shiny!: Ostomies are when the bowel/bladder are brought to the skin, and they should look like your normal insides, reddish pink and shiny. Sores or ulcers, dark colors, black and yellow spots are concerning and should be evaluated by someone experienced in looking at them like an ostomy nurse or your surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

A cover that fits: There a wide variety of different ostomy covers available. Most importantly get one that fits well. Other consideration could be appearance and material (that may reduce noises). ...Read more

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My stoma is a surgical and is is big what can I do.?

See colorectal MD: Without seeing it, it is hard to know if this is a parastomal hernia or stomal prolapse. Parastomal hernia is the most frequent complication following the construction of a colostomy or an ileostomy and is a type of incisional hernia. A prolapse of the stoma occurs when the bowel protrudes through the stomal opening in the skin to a greater extent than was anticipated. See a colorectal surgeon ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having an operation to have a stoma?

Be sure you: have had a pre-op appointment with an ostomy nurse for education and stoma site marking. Bad placement of a stoma can make your life after surgery very troublesome. Request a visit pre-op with an ostomy nurse ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is it painful to have an operation for a stoma?

Can be: No operation on ones abdomen is painless, however, pain is subjective from one patient to the next. The type of surgery, the skill of your surgeon, and the type of post operative pain management provided by your surgeon can make most surgeries tolerable to most people. ...Read more