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Why Stoma Swollen
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
My mother had a colostomy back in october 2012..All has been going pretty good til today, and her stoma is swollen and enlarged....What might cause it?
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
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
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