I am pretty new to ostomies I got my colostomy about two months ago. I am having a major issue though of my poop wanting to stay at the opening and not go down to rest at the bottom of the bag. I end up with a three inch lump on my stomach that grows. To get it down I have to push it to the bottom wich is not a good idea when you are in public. I am so used to having to assist my bowels to the bottom of the bag that I don't realise I am doing it and will pull out my bag and start playing with it while I'm at the store of something. Not a good idea, believe me people start to look. Anyways I was wondering if anyone knew why it was doing this and if there was any way to fix it?
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07. Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries. Colostomy 20 March 2009.
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