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Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Consumers

Having healthy skin around your stoma is very important. The skin around your stoma should look like the skin on the rest of your stomach. If it doesn’t, the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide is here to help. It is designed to help you identify some common skin problems, things you should do, and when you …

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Rectal Discharge

November, 2017 Question: I am three weeks post surgery. My ostomy is to be reversed in three months. I was told to expect some rectal discharge and did have some. However yesterday I experienced some uncontrollable brown discharge. Is this normal and will it subside? Response: People who have an ostomy and have an intact …

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Getting a Good Seal Around the Stoma

July, 2017 Question: Hello, I have a temporary ileostomy. My surgery was in December. I have been dealing with stabbing pain since. My surgeon doesn’t know how to help. The surgeon and ET nurse talked about granular tissue around the stoma. In January they cauterized the red lumps/ granular tissue. The pain has come back. …

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