My daughter had her first step of a three step j-pouch 6 weeks ago. She has been having pain around her stoma recently. Mostly when she moves--she says it doesn't hurt when she is still. It even hurts to move the stoma when she changes her bag, when she is cleaning it and around it. It is quite bothersome and makes it hard to get in and out of cars, bend, stretch, etc. Is this normal and will it always be like that until they close it off? Talked to the stoma nurse and she didn't seem that concerned about it, but it would be nice if there was a real answer. She has been feeling so good otherwise, taking nothing for pain since 1 week after surgery. This pain is a lot greater than the surgical pain. She is thin and fit and there are no signs of bumps or bulges that I think of when hernia enters my mind. Anyone have any advice/input?