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I am sorry that this post is a little bit gross. I have had my ileostomy for a year. It is flush with the skin, not protruding at all. Because I am overweight, I guess, part of it, the part with the opening, is lower than the rest of it...
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I was diagnosed with Familial Polyposis in 2002 and given a j-pouch at the Mayo Clinic. I was excited to find I wouldn't need a temporary ileostomy and was never told about possible future complications. My first indication of a proble...
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Should a student with a stoma wear a bag while in school? This child is severely handicapped and his parents do not wish for the child to wear a bag. The student passes gas and fecal matter throughout the day. Does this pose a health ...
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If you or someone you know would like to become a Co-Community Leader for the Ostomy Community, please send a message to me at: MH Community Mgr Thanks! Cheryl MH Community Mgr
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I had a colostomy about 2 years ago. I havnt had any problems until recently. I have been having alot of pain about 2-3 inches inside of stoma. I checked and on the inside it feels like a tight ring around my intestine and the stool is g...
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I have been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (F.A.P.) and have been schedule to have surgery on January 31, 2013 but the surgery calls for me to have wear a colostomy bag for 3 months. By doing Please Provide More Detail Abo...
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After 30 years with an ISP ostomy I have had about 3 leaks. Last week in the night when I was at a friend,s house sleeping I had a full blowout.Now I have lost all my confidence when travelling. I use Convatec Sure Fit Natura and have ...
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A lady been colostomy 16 years ago.her rectum and anus were removed because of colon cancer.she never used colostomy bags. She is healthy now but is fed up with pain and slight bleeding in the colostomy area so she desires to have a reve...
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I have a patient who has a fairly new ileostomy stoma is retracted and leaks from 6-9 oclock; his skin is extremetly denuded. what exactly is domboro solutioin, how often do use use it? any suggestions
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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. I...
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I am an attractive middle-aged woman. I have had the ileostomy for a year. I am wondering if it is possible for a woman with an ileostomy to find love or marriage again? Seems like this thing would be a barrier to a new serious relatio...
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I have to use paste on my ileostomy at 6 and 9 o'clock. I hate taking this stuff off. Is there anything better out there than remover wipes to take it off? Anything easier, more effective or quicker? Also, is there any alternativ...
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My surgeon says I cannot have an ileostomy reversal because of my history with leaking and complications. I understand this. I have read that the U.S. is behind some other countries with procedures to stop leaks. I am wondering if an...
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I am looking to get a 2nd opinion of my colon and rectal, what kind of a dr. should I go to.?
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Hi there all, i have had my whole large intestine removed and have had bag for past year while having treatment my question is , has anyone had a reversal done that has had there large intestine removed i am nervous to get it reveresed ...
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Is it normal for there to be bleeding into the colostomy bag? I have a close friend who has been to the ER three times within four weeks because of bleeding. The doctors cannot say why it happens. What do you suggest we do to find out ...
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I cannot wear jeans or anything tight around my waist. If I try I bleed and the stoma and stomach area get extremely sore for days. Is anyone else having this problem, and if so how did you rectify it?
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If u add powder, u need to blot it with a damp cloth then wave a few times over the area so the wafer will stick/crust it...powder is not a Must and if there is no rash or redness, it is best to eliminate it. Stomas and surrounding skin...
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for 17 yrs my mother took care of her colostomy, but now she has developed dementia and can no longer care for herself. she uses a 2 piece colostomy, with a wafer and a bag, and has always used stomahesive powder, but everytime i change ...
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If you find this forum and want to send me a message, click on my name in blue, worried 878, and it will give u an option to send me a message. You can also email me at ***@****. I am happy to help in any way I can Laura
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