Stoma gone flat and slight pain..

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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone, I had step 2 of 3 step jpouch done in the beginning of Oct and now have a loop ileostomy.  Yesterday i noticed slight pain around the top half of my stoma - i thought it was a slight blockage so ignored it.  As the pain stayed I went and changed and when i looked, my stoma has gone pretty much flat against my tummy.  It did stick out about about about 2 finger widths but now is very flush with my skin.  I have had the loop for over 2 months and it has very quickly (in the space of a day) retracted inwards.  Is this normal?  I know loops are flatter that end ileo's however mine has had a big change in a short space of time with a slight pain which can be felt when just sitting up or standing (any strain on the tummy area).
Any thoughts?  Can it go in completely and slide all the way under the skin?!
Many thanks,
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