Stoma is acting badly- worried.

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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the skin around the stoma might be infected. It has changed shape which I know is normal but the skin around it- basically around the bottom of the stoma- is irritated and a little separated from the bottom of the skin. Hard to explain

I was just getting used to the bag thing and now I am nervous about this. It hurts around that area also.

Ok- so I am calling the stoma nurse in the morning and going to try to get in the morning. Just to call my nerves.

I use Convatec 2 piece system and this time I didn't use the stomadhesive paste. I cleaned well used the barrier wipe and then put the wafer on, heated it a bit. I haven't had any leaks.

What I don't like is that I have to cut the wafer and this is hard to get perfectly fit to size... But otherwise I like that I haven't had leaks.

Please any ideas??? or suggestions besides calling the nurse tomorrow or any reassurances..

Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps

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