change in stoma colour

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nursy2
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/7/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
The few days i have been having a pain about 3 inches from the stoma,and i think it may have gone into some sort of spasm,but the unusual thing is the stoma itself has gone a very pale colour..
Has anyone else experienced this..
Many thanks  nursy2
I have recently had a ileostomy,and in the past i have had my left kidney removed due to reflux from my urator,although it was re-implanted numerous times,it lead to continual infection.
I have also had a cystoplasty(using bowel)and at the moment this is causing problems due to the mucus..I am having treatment for bladder washouts
nursy2


Shaz032
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   Posted 6/7/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Nursy, have you measured your stoma lately? The most common reason for the stoma going a pale colour is that it's not getting enough blood supply. The most common reason for this is people cutting the hole in their wafer too small (this can cause the spasming too).

Try cutting it a little bigger and giving your stoma a bit more room. It may actually expand a bit more (ie swell up) as it regains it's proper blood supply once you cut the wafer bigger (just keep cutting it bigger to accommodate it if it does). The swelling usually goes down within a few days and your stoma goes back to its normal size.

If cutting the wafer a bit bigger doesn't make your stoma go back to it's normal colour with a few hours, then seek medical advice.

Good luck.


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JudyK89
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   Posted 6/7/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
How's your hydration? My stoma size and color change with my hydration levels.
Judy
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Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.
 
 


nursy2
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 6/7/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou so much to you both for your advice,i have just got home from the doctors and he thinks that there is some adhesions and also i had been given a low fat diet sheet instead of lowfibre..he not happy with the dietician who gave it to me when i left hospital..i had a blockage and he believes some food got stuck..
I am feeling a lot better now though,although the stoma is still pale,he is going to arrange for me to see the surgeon...
Many thanks ..nursy2
I have recently had a ileostomy,and in the past i have had my left kidney removed due to reflux from my urator,although it was re-implanted numerous times,it lead to continual infection.
I have also had a cystoplasty(using bowel)and at the moment this is causing problems due to the mucus..I am having treatment for bladder washouts
nursy2

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