stoma healing after reversal

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   Posted 4/20/2011 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I had ileostomy reversal 11/3/10. It left an open wound that I packed until it healed shut. However, there is a very small wound at the top of the skin that has never healed and continually drains a little yellowish drainage every day. I just tape a small piece of guaze over it and change it 3 times a day. Will this ever heal completely or has anyone else had this same type of problem. Drs all take a quick look and say "oh, it's just a slow healer". Thanks for any input.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum!

Does it ever drain anything else? Was it your surgeon that dismissed it? You may want a second opinion just to rule out all possibilities. Sometimes fistulas can form at surgical sites so you really need to make sure that that isn't the case.

Take care,
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
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!
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