I am told that PG heals (although, scars). And it may or may not return
I had never heard of it either.
According to my Dr., PG (Pyoderma Gangrenosum) is seen more in people who have Crohns Disease and/or Colitis. Can happen 2 months or years after surgery. It is not a common condition. But, I want anyone who has a stoma to know about
this. Early, early treatment is necessary. It grows in size fast!
Mine started as a regular size pimple that drained pus when I removed the bag. The next day, the size of a pencil eraser and about
half the depth. Within a month (currently) this ulcer is nearly as big as my stoma!
From what I understood, the steroid shots do not heal the ulcer. The steroid is to slow and hopefully stop the growth and allow for healing.
If you search online for Pyoderma Gangrenosum of stoma, you will see many pictures. It can be misdiagnosed by a primary care dr because they don't see this much. My primary care dr had never seen it. I sent pictures to the ostomy nurse and the surgeon and they did not seem too concerned. But, the dermatologist recognized it right away. You have to be very proactive with this condition (I have learned)!