Mine has shrunk so much it has caused issues, but it is also retracted. It started out at 1 1/2 and now in at times 7/8'' but when it shrinks and retracts into my body it is nearly 3/4''. I have had a lot if issues with skin breakdown and leaking and even the convex wafer do not help me. If your is not retractd like mine abnd just small you should be ok.....
Mine did not start retracting until 2 mo post-op.....if i have to keep it i will have to have a revision.
Hope your well.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obsruction April 4, 2009 and eremgency ileostomy 4/13
Loop ileostomy April 13, 2009 with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Possible reversal pending defecography July 31 in Cleveland.
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