Stoma is acting badly- worried.

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jblue65
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the skin around the stoma might be infected. It has changed shape which I know is normal but the skin around it- basically around the bottom of the stoma- is irritated and a little separated from the bottom of the skin. Hard to explain

I was just getting used to the bag thing and now I am nervous about this. It hurts around that area also.

Ok- so I am calling the stoma nurse in the morning and going to try to get in the morning. Just to call my nerves.

I use Convatec 2 piece system and this time I didn't use the stomadhesive paste. I cleaned well used the barrier wipe and then put the wafer on, heated it a bit. I haven't had any leaks.

What I don't like is that I have to cut the wafer and this is hard to get perfectly fit to size... But otherwise I like that I haven't had leaks.

Please any ideas??? or suggestions besides calling the nurse tomorrow or any reassurances..

Thanks...
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


summerstorm
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont understand about it being seperated but mine is usually a little red looking when i change my bag.
You probably wont get a perfect fit, dont worry too much about that. and also dont worry if its not cut the same shape your stoma will fill the hole as it is cut. does that make sense?

pepperann27
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
there are also pre cut wafers, I use those.
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
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justjenjen
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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes when the skin is irritated around the stoma it does look a bit funky (like it's trying to 'separate'). It may be that you needed the paste for the protection--also, to help heal the skin you can use a little powder around the irritated area---someone else help me on this one!! I'm drawing a complete blank on what the heck this powder is called!!! Anyone, anyone???

jblue65
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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Guys-
Thanks for replying....

Jen - is it the stomadhesive powder???

Idid talk to the stoma nurse and tried to explain- anyway I am seeing her today at 1:00pm. I feel soooo much better that she is going to look at it.

I was just getting used to this thing and I don;t want to let this get me down.

I love my stoma nurse- she had UC as a young lady and ended up with a permanent ileostomy 30 yrs ago. So, I know she understands.

Hopefully, today I will get some answers- who knows maybe I am overeacting :))

Again thanks guys
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 3/25/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Guys-
Thanks for replying....

Jen - is it the stomadhesive powder???

Idid talk to the stoma nurse and tried to explain- anyway I am seeing her today at 1:00pm. I feel soooo much better that she is going to look at it.

I was just getting used to this thing and I don;t want to let this get me down.

I love my stoma nurse- she had UC as a young lady and ended up with a permanent ileostomy 30 yrs ago. So, I know she understands.

Hopefully, today I will get some answers- who knows maybe I am overeacting :))

Again thanks guys
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps

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