How many with colostomys have a mound?

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Pin Cushion
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   Posted 9/8/2007 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is getting huge! My ostomy now sits on a mound the size of 1/2 a softball.
Oh and yes I have asked to get a referal to have my surgeon check it out.
It started about 9 monthes post op ( 5+ years now ). Surgeon said it was herniated but lets wait until more surgery needs done but so far my crohns is staying fairly mild.
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   Posted 9/8/2007 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to your colostomy. You get a flipping mound. Fun.
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

vette guy
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   Posted 9/8/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
There's not much you can do about it , unforunately. It's a result of your abdominal muscles becoming compromised after surgery and losing their tone, or at least that's what a former ostomy nurse once told me. In my case it wasn't a hernia.
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