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1612066 tn?1298316233
I'm a 43 yr old woman and just had an emergency colostomy done on Jan 11, 2011. It was the result of a ruptured colon due to diverticulitis. I was septic and nearly died. Ive been home for almost a month now and am still trying to get us...
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My mom had her ileostomy reversed in Sept. of 2009. Since then she has suffered with chronic diarrhea. Has anyone ever had or heard of this happening after their reversal? Any suggestions?
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My doctor told me to contact an ostomy nurse about a blister that I have on my right big toe. It has been 7 months and it has not healed yet. I have consulted 2 dermatologists and they have no solution. The doctor that told me to conta...
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I have been wearing an ostomy bag for over 50 years. Recently I have had severe skin irritation and my upperr skin is raw. What can I do to correct this?
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My husband has had his pouch for 5 mos and it is doing ok except BM collects at the top inside of the wafer and makes the filter clog up very quickly. Is there some kind of oil that when applied to that part of wafer that would help bm ...
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My firm, Maven, has a client that is looking for ways to improve the quality of life for those living with colostomies or ileostomies and we are looking for people who are willing to share their experience in a paid, brief, confidential ...
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Does anyone else who has an ileostomy get stomach aches and diarrhea occasionally? I have had this since the operation in 1998.
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I am a female in my 60's and back in November 2012 I had my Colon n Rectum removed. I 'd like to know what is the best thing to wear to go swimming and where to buy It.
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I had my rectum removed 7 months ago and am wondering why it is taking so long to heal. There is still quite a bit of drainage, I was left with a bit of anus that was no sewn up.
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What is the best way to eliminate odor from used colostomy bags ? soda bi carb stick on deodorants so far do not work Thanks Amita 13
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My ileostomy take down was 9 months ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore MD. I still have severe stomach pains when I eat something. My stomach is still very tender around the wound site. I get severe cramps, have severe gas. I'm 35 ...
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Hi I am hoping someone will check this site & if they have suggestion it would be great. Have had ileostomy for 26 years & now for at least 2 years I get these blow outs as I call them & that can happen right after I changed it in the d...
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My mother recently had an ileostomy. Her incision is very close to her stoma so we have to trim the adhesive tape and the seal isn't always good. When changing her bag, her stoma leaks continuously. How can we stop the leaking while w...
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Hope someone can help us...my husband has a colostomy due to radiation enteritus. He still gets depressed about it at times but our main concern is the throbbing rectal pain. He takes Opana ER and OpanaIR but the dr said they may cut b...
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I have a son with a colostomy - we understand that it's pretty normal for it to prolapse and stick out like a finger, however recently we have seen it get pretty close to what it was in the beginning with regards to size. Within the las...
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Since I had my ileostomy reversal I have had 3 times I have had bad upper abnomial gas pains. After a few hours they subside, but it is very scary. Does anybody else have this and if so, what helps?
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1615949 tn?1298568185
I have an ostmy applance. I have great difficulty keeping it on. It seems that neither the nurse of myself can place the appliance in a way that it will not leak. Right now I am doing : 1. Prep the wafer. (a) I measure the stoma and...
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5351626 tn?1366769317
I ate peanuts over the weekend. My output has slowed down. to the point that I am worried. Are there any solutions to my problem? I have been drinking as much as I can handle. I have hot showers and just about everything I could think of...
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I can not wear jeans or anything tight around my waist area because I feel my stoma protrudes to far out. Has anyone had and or has this same problem? And how did you rectify it? I would really appreciate any suggestions you may have.
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Is there any way to deal with the irritation around the stoma?
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