Posted 7/22/2016 12:06 PM (GMT -6)
When I first got my ostomy, the stoma was tiny, almost an 'innie' and I had to switch to a convex wafer to get it to stay on. As the swelling from surgery healed, about 3-5 months, it became a 'outtie' and sticks out up to 2inches. When I change my system I lay on my back and I've noticed that when I wipe the stoma gently with a wet paper towel (viva towels are soft and really good for this) it retracts up to an inch. Or not, it does seem to have a mind of it's own. I can recommend getting the support of a wound care center to help you find the best way to work with your stoma.