small cut in stoma tissue

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villager
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   Posted 8/13/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
some advice please - i have a couple of small incisions in my stoma tissue which is bleeding a little - the location is just where the top meets the vertical sides - its is not sore and only bleeding a little but i am wondering if the fact that the cut will be in touch with output will cause infection or inflammation -- ? has anyone suffered a cut on the stoma & ? did it heal of its own accord ??? any help please.

I have left a message with my stoma nurse but its saturday evening & no response yet.

how did it happen, good question - I was heading out this afternoon with my girlfriend to drive to a forest walk nearby when driving thru a crossroad with full right of way, a car sped out of a minor road without slowing & rammed us square on the drivers (my) side - luckily noone was injured badly - just lots of bruising - thank god for airbags - both cars are write-offs - unfortunalety its my girlfriends 1 year old car, we have loads of insurance but really not a great day !!!!!

cheers
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

80sChick
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   Posted 8/13/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Without seeing it, I think you should be fine. Think about all of the people who get fissures in their intestines with IBD. It's not ideal but I think you'll be ok. Wait to hear from your stoma nurse. Glad to hear you're ok otherwise!!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

tryingtokeepmyheadup
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   Posted 8/13/2011 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen minor cuts and they healed just fine.. and pretty quickly!
DX 2/10 UP. DX 07/10 UC. Pancolitis. tried: Canasa, Asacol, Bentyl, Imodium, Imuran, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Remicade, Codeine, Tramadol, Xanax, Morphine, Vicodin, Prozac, ~ nothing worked. 1st surgery 6/8/11! 2 more to go!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/13/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad everyone is okay! Your stoma should be fine. I sliced mine once with my fingernail while cleaning the skin around it. It bled for a little while, but healed up just fine. That was smart of you to call the stoma nurse, just in case.

Take care,
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

villager
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   Posted 8/14/2011 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks all for your replies - my stoma nurse agrees with you - we're a bit battered and bruised here today but glad to have been able to walk away from a nasty one - hopefully thats the bad luck for the year out of the way.

cheers
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 8/14/2011 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
GOOD GRIEF!!!

What is this with having surgery and then getting in an accident on this site?!!!

Hope all is well!

blueglass
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   Posted 8/14/2011 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had airbags and are OK, but what a drag! I hope that is all your bad luck for a long while....
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

Another UC wife
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   Posted 8/14/2011 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Villager...OMG...we were t-boned 10 weeks after hubby's surgery in our 6 day old car with 157 miles on it. No serious injuries with us or the other car.

So happy you are ok and nobody else was seriously hurt. Make sure in the next day or so if you or your girlfriend don't feel right that you get medical attention.

It is certainly a hassle and pain when there is an accident sorting out all the paperwork, police, insurance and expenses etc. But the main focus does have to be on the fact everyone walked away from it which is not always the case.
Wife of 64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) & now pain free
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