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What are some common stoma problems?
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Skin problems
Common problems include irritation from leakage or fungal infection.
Anatomic problems include prolapse, retraction or strictures. Parastomal hernias can be common.

In brief: Skin problems
Common problems include irritation from leakage or fungal infection.
Anatomic problems include prolapse, retraction or strictures. Parastomal hernias can be common.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Leaking, hernia
The type of problems varies a little with the type of stoma ( colostomy, ileostomy) and when/why it was made.
Emergency stomas have a high rate of hernia at the stoma that may need surgery to correct. Leaking from the stoma can be a problem with ileostomies, especially if previous surgery has scars nearby. Prolapse can also occur but is not often problematic.

In brief: Leaking, hernia
The type of problems varies a little with the type of stoma ( colostomy, ileostomy) and when/why it was made.
Emergency stomas have a high rate of hernia at the stoma that may need surgery to correct. Leaking from the stoma can be a problem with ileostomies, especially if previous surgery has scars nearby. Prolapse can also occur but is not often problematic.
Dr. Johnny Green
Dr. Johnny Green
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