bleeding around stoma

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Christine1946
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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
     Whenever I change my bag, about twice a week, I always have a bit of bleeding when I wipe off my stoma.  However, today it seemed to be bleeding a bit more than usual.  Last week, while vacationing, I had a minor blockage but managed to work it out.  Do you think that is the reason it is bleeding a bit more?  No biggy, but just wondering.
     By the way, it was GREAT to finally be able to go camping in our RV without the port a pot.  Wonderful to go to restaurants with our friends instead of just sitting back at our camper because I was always afraid I would have an accident yeah .

qwerty1
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps you knocked it or something which made it more sensitive when you wiped it the next time you cleaned your bag out?! Mine bleeds on and off, sometimes more blood than other times. I put it down to the fact that I might have wiped it too much or too hard. I think if there is only a small amount there is nothing to worry about. :)

24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to nearly all meds tried. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery with temp loop ileostomy 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron

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   Posted 5/31/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
are you using a wafer that is cut (one that comes ready and you don't need to cut)? or you have to cut it your self?
with the ones you have to cut your self, sometimes if you cut the hole too small it can injure the stoma.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Christine1946
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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
     Hodaya, I am using the Coloplast Sensura already pre-cut.

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   Posted 5/31/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
if the bleeding doesn't stop or intensify, call the stoma nurse. hope it's nothing serious.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I don't do this, but I know I SHOULD...see my stoma nurses every year to make sure things are ok!!! I usually only go when I am concerned about something and that has been twice in about 11 years, lol!

Can you make an appointment just to have things looked at?

Glad you had fun:) We just got back from the lake and boating is so much fun when you aren't worried about having to "go"!
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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