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Stoma over night totally recessed into body

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:18 pm
by StupidAssCancer
Hello,
My stoma normally stands about 1" off my stomach. Over night it has recessed all the way into my stomach. Can anyone tell me if this has happened and what it means? I'm cramping like s blockage but still passing some stool
Thank you!!! I'm at ER now but anxious for help from us thAt have been through this

Re: Stoma over night totally recessed into body

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:20 pm
by ziggymonster
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.

Re: Stoma over night totally recessed into body

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 pm
by Sams wife
Well I guess that's good to know, Ziggy.
I would probably freak out to.

I hope it's all ok, SAC

Re: Stoma over night totally recessed into body

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:15 am
by Jachut
You might have a slight blockage - my stoma's about half an inch high, but when its "working" it draws right back inside my body, then pulses out, then draws back etc, just with peristalsis. That's entirely normal and its possible you've just not noticed it before - I dont know about you but when things are happening, I dont rip my bag off to watch, I've only seen it happen like in the shower or something or if I change a bag midway between bm's as I sometimes have to do.

I'm just guessing but if yours is working hard to push something through, this might be why. If it stays that way though, a call to your doc would probably be in order.