I don't know if this will help....I've had my stoma for 3 years....some days it can be almost 1 3/4 inches and then some days it is flush to my abdomen ....don't know why such a large variation...and it was very unsettling the first few times of either extreme...usually I'm 1 inch. My "stoma " nurse said nothing to worry about, so I don't. Still it looks weird either way , but no pain or discomfort.
DX advanced prostate cancer 2002
2014 still fighting mPca , failed surgery, radiation, hormone
DX Stage IIIa Rectal Cancer 12/12 1 of 12 nodes +
LAR permanent colostomy 1/13
Folfox 2/13 - 7/13 clear CT CEA 1.2
7/14 liver met chemo the resect in Oct
6/15 2 pos lung mets watching for now