ileostomy shrinking?!?!

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Wild Meeca
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   Posted 5/13/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I've notice the hole for my ileostomy as been growing smaller and smaller over the years so much that my stoma is smaller and seems that the opening moves during the years...at one point the opening is facing down, then another the right side...and scared it will go below skin level or skin will close completely..don't know if i'm just being paranoid but did anyone ever had that same problem?

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/14/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Wild-if you aren't sure of what is going on, give your surgeon a call.  I know stomas can get bigger/smaller over time.  My surgeon always asks me about its activity and when it is wierd he checks it out...Better to be safe than sorry.

Wild Meeca
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   Posted 5/14/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I know she tried to put a camera in it last time i had a gastroscopy but she couldn't..it hurt me too much..she didn't say anything but I will ask her when I see her. Just thought since I can't see her for 2 months maybe someone had experienced the same problems and knew what is done to fix it. thanks :)
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