Posted 8/14/2018 1:10 PM (GMT -7)
clo2014: Uhhhhhh....stoma's are not like getting a hair cut or a makeover, LOL! It all depends on your surgeon and his/her history of performing this operation.
My stoma, for good or bad, sticks out about an inch. I wish my Dr. had made it about 1/2 inch shorter, but that's life. I don't hardly ever have a leak because of that. But, I always "hit" it if I'm not paying attention in the yard, working on the car, etc. and, yes, the stitches holding it there still hurt when that happens.
Also, do you have an illeostomy or a colostomy? If the latter, your colon is larger than your small intestines in diameter, so it will be larger. Mine is an illeostomy, and though 1" long is only about 1-1/8" wide at the base.