Hi, I've had my colostomy for 13.5 years now due to bad fistulas in rectum caused by Crohn's. Never had any major problems with the colo except for 2 years ago. Had my first parastomal hernia which was causing blockage problems so I had it repaired and a year later had another small hernia again. This time my intestine was looping causing it to bulge out the side of the opening causing the stool to back up and then release itself like a water pistal. Had this one repaired on March 30th of this year and now having some problems again. When I pass my stools (always liquid), right under my stoma gets real hard, feels like a ball then it softens up after the stool passes. I've also been having real bad back pain on my left hand side that shoots right to my stoma. My surgeon says that the abdominal wall is getting too weak for my colostomy and is saying that we will probably have to move it to my right side. Has anyone had this kind of pain due to a poor colostomy sight? And what happens when that side gets too weak, where does it go then? I am only 45, have a lot of life left with this THING!!