What does it mean if your stoma is enlarged?! I only had surgery 7 weeks ago and of course my stoma was swollen for a week or two after the surgery but then it shrunk as its supposed to do. But I have since had to cut my bag hole bigger twice.
My stoma opening also faces downwards but as well as the outside rim of the stoma getting bigger, so is the main section - so it seems like more of it is coming out (a bit like when you squeeze toothpaste out of the tube - it looks like more has been squeezed out!)
(I did post on here titled 'pain behind stoma' - I don't know if this has anything to do with it.)
Hope that makes sense!!
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery w/ temp loop ileostomy 9thApril11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron