Colostomy"Stoma" Hernia Surgeries

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   Posted 10/26/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone, I have been away for a while and would like to update what's been going on, on Sept 15th,2008; I had my 6th ventral hernia/colon repairs, this time the surgeonts used Mesh.  Question?  Am I suppose to still be sore? is my stoma and the surrounded area suppose to be tender to the touch including the stoma? I sure could use some advice.  Also I had develop kidney stones, still passing them, very painful.
Thank you from Sedona61

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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
If the abdomen is sore when you touch it, similar to a bruise pain, that is from all of the internal work they did and from inflating your belly. I had my colon removed through a 10 inch incision through my belly. For the first 2 weeks, I had pain at the incision site, then for the next 6 weeks I had that mild abdominal pain you were mentioning, like similar to touching a bruise. The stoma may itch and be sore for a while as well, until everything around it heals.
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   Posted 11/28/2012 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sedona, that sounds like a painful combination. I had hernia surgery the Friday before Thanksgiving and I'm still fairly sore but it seems like you should be doing a lot better if you had your surgery back in September. I would call the surgeon's office and talk to a nurse. I also had my original colon scar excised at the same time because I had keloid scarring which made it raised and really wide so I don't know if that's why my stomach is still really tender or if it's from the mesh.
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