MadMed wrote:I don't have a stoma (yet?) but during stoma teach i was told that at first it will do that and then as things heal, it will get smaller and more manageable. They did tell me to cut the hole to size in the first few weeks and then it'll be stable when it heals. Hope someone more knowledgeable can provide more details.
beach sunrise wrote:Do you have excess thirst?
My first thought is you might want to be mindful of dehydration.
Dehydration pulls the water out of the colon and causes inflammation/irritation.
Claudine wrote:I had no idea this was something that happened. I guess with DH's upcoming surgery, that's one more thing to be aware of! Did you get information from the stoma nurse, Riki?
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