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jackarat
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   Posted 5/19/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
my stoma has prolapsed after having a hysterectomy , the surgery was only a week ago and i was wondering if any of you guys have had this , will the stoma shrink back to normal size when everything settles down or is it likely to stay this way ?
i have had to change my one piece bag to a two piece and dont like it as much as the one piece , any help appreciated
thank you . jackarat

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you...what does your C/R surgeon say? Can they revise it?

jackarat
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   Posted 5/19/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks ohio i changed my bag a short while ago and i think my stoma is shrinking a little ,so might just wait a while and see what happens.
sort of had enough of drs and hospitals for now

Marsky
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   Posted 5/20/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
If you have a colostomy low on your left hand side, you may be able to irrigate it. While I no longer have a temporary colostomy, my colon surgeon has suggested I might consider having an inverted colostomy, as low as possible, one that I would give my self an enema of sorts (irrigation) once every 24 to 48 hours. You wear a large bandaid (called an Am Patch) in between irrigations. I got the impression the stoma is flush with the skin or slightly rounded, not sticking out like my former temp ostomy looked).

At this point I am avoiding any and all surgery. We have extremely high copays and individual deductibles for our medical insurance. The level of insurance we have now compared to 10 years ago when I faced cancer and 2 colon surgeries is like night and day. I simply cannot afford to have a huge medical bill right now or the ongoing monthly expense of colostomy supplies (which I know our insurance would not cover).

But it's worth asking if this is a possibility. Irrigation is something very new my colon surgeon says, it's just now beginning to catch on and for the correct candidate, it's very easy to maintain.

I'm just not there yet (mentally or financially!).
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


Shaz032
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   Posted 5/20/2009 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Try sprinkling some brown sugar on your stoma to return it to it's original length - yes, it does work and is recommended by a lot of ostomy nurses.

Prolapses aren't dangerous, just annoying esp if they interfere with bag adhesion and/or it's persistant. To surgically fix it is usually a simple procedure of stitching the stoma properly to the abdominal wall so it can't slide back out again.

Good luck.
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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peggy113
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   Posted 5/21/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Brown Sugar, Really? SHaz, I have never heard of that! So interesting. I'm blown away by the information. How easy would that be to take care of a prolapse!!!!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Marsky
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
And now I can get the Rolling Stones out of my mind. LOL!
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!


peggy113
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Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 5/21/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Marsky --- tehehehehe!!   Good One!
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


jackarat
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   Posted 5/23/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
thanx shaz
brown sugar wow that blows me away too , my stoma is definetley shrinking back to its original size i guess the swelling from the surgery is starting to lessen so maybe the pressure off that caused it to happen in the first place ,brown sugar i will put in my illeo tips book for future reference just in case :-)
thank you again everyone you are all so helpfull i am pleased i joined the forum
jackarat
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