red circle around stoma that looks just like stoma

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ckfc28
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   Posted 9/28/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a loop ileostomy. Directly around it, there is a flat red circle about half a centimeter wide that looks like the same material as the stoma. Unlike the stoma it hurts quite a bit when cleaning that area, and in general can feel itchy/painful.

What is this / what should I do about this? Before, when I had an end ilestomy I had nothing like this.

Also, when I put on a pouch, should I put it around the stoma (just the part that sticks out), or around this circle?

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/28/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the forum~it sounds like skin breakdown...the hole should measure no more than 1/8" bigger than what your stoma measures. How long have you had this loop ileo? Could it still be shrinking?
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

80sChick
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   Posted 9/29/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to say what Ohio just said--I second the 1/8 inch thing.

I get that when I cut my wafter hole too big and the poo gets on my skin for an extended period of time. Try putting stoma powder on it and then putting the wafer over top of that. Cover the area! It will only get worse if more poop touches it.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
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