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Brian84
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   Posted 7/25/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So while changing my appliance yesterday I noticed a red bump right between the stoma and where it connects to my skin. It's approximately 1/8 inch and I guess it kinda looks like a mouth sore or zit.
Is this something I should worry about? Will it go away?

80sChick
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   Posted 7/25/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're describing what I think you're describing then it's no big deal. Don't know what it is but I've had one before and it went away on its own. If it's not gone or gets worse within the next week or two, I'd get it looked at.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 7/25/2011 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian
I have one. Several months ago my dog jumped up on me and scratched my stoma through the bag. Did not hurt the bag. It caused a bump on that area. Has never caused a problem.

Dan

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   Posted 7/26/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like a granuloma. Have your doctor or ostomy nurse look at it. They're not harmful and generally they just burn it off with a silver nitrate stick if it bothers you or interfers with wafer adhesion.
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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   Posted 7/26/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
They come and go, sometimes when I used wafers I had to cut to fit (now use mouldable wafers) and cut it a bit too tight, I would get one where the wafer had rubbed but would soon go away.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

Brian84
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   Posted 7/27/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm so it may or may not go away?
I guess if it doesn't go away in a few weeks I will call the nurse.

Brian84
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   Posted 4/2/2012 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to revive this but that one went away after like a week of posting this thread. I now have anothere one about a cm from it. It was small last week but changed the bag yesterday and it was bigger. It's in the exact location where I have to put my barrier ring so now when I bend down and flex that area it kinda hurts. Don't know if it's worth calling the Stoma nurse and driving an hour and a half to the city for.
Anyone else have a decent size one and have it go away on its own?

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   Posted 4/2/2012 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
How old is your stoma? I got a ring of them around my stoma when it was about 2-3 weeks old. They corresponded to the stitches, and they went away when I used stoma powder.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

Brian84
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   Posted 4/2/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had my stoma for almost 2 years in June. Mine is on the very edge between the skin and stoma... I also used some powder and hoping it goes away.

B'Dereh
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   Posted 4/2/2012 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
If you don't see an improvement after 2-3 days of using the stoma powder (use it good, right on the bump) then get in touch with your stoma nurse and have her take a look. Mine was really good at knowing what was what.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

Brian84
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   Posted 4/4/2012 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Alright so I changed my appliance today. There was red all around my stoma and the bump was flat and looked like it may have popped or something. I don't know if the red was from all the ketchup I ate yesterday or from the bump bleeding? I just used more stoma powder and put everything on like usual. It's a little sore right now, but not as bad.

B'Dereh
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   Posted 4/4/2012 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian just have the stoma nurse stop by and have a look.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.

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   Posted 4/5/2012 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian:

It appears to be a granuloma....I had two! LOL! They were treated with silver nitrate which burns like hell! But, went away after two weeks of treatment and have not returned..I think my wafer being too tight caused it to happen.

Take care!

Brian84
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   Posted 4/7/2012 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Did another change today and it's pretty much gone.

B'Derah- If my stoma nurse was a little more local I would be more inclined, but I didn't want to drive over an hour for her to just say "oh yeah that's normal. It will go away on it's own.". That's why I figured I would just ask here.

B'Dereh
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   Posted 4/9/2012 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand you don't want to drive just to hear one sentence, but we cannot see your bump so we have no idea what it is. I am very glad to hear it is almost gone but if it comes back I think you should take a ride in the car.
Tough love is what you get, buddy.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.
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