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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
for the past few days whenever something comes out of my stoma it stings. i'm not sure if it's because i didnt cut the bag close enough to the size of my stoma, or something i ate. any suggestions?

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   Posted 8/12/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
are you using a seal or paste? If you use a seal (Eakin is one) it will help with the area around the stoma even if you cut the opening too large. If this is the first time it has happend, don't be afraid to change the wafer a little early to help your skin out!

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   Posted 8/12/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
i get that if i don't chew almonds/cashews/peanuts enough...eaten any of that stuff lately?

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 8/12/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
nah, i've been steering clear or all that kind of stuff for fear of blockages. but i just emptied my bag and there was blood in it as well. not looking good. my home health nurse is coming in tomorrow so i'll have to ask her about it and hope it's nothing too serious. i dont have any other pain, i've been home from the hospital for a week now and finally dont have to take pain killers to get through the day, so i have that to be thankful for at least.
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008

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   Posted 8/13/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Could it be that your flange may be cutting into the stoma? Could it be cut to small? Or possibly not centered around the stoma?

Just a thought.... I'd change it as soon as you can to see what's going on... your nurse can do that for you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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