There is no way to stop your ostomy from expelling gas. Ileostomies and colostomies will emit gas, which may or may not be audible to others. Stoma noises often sound the same as a rumbling stomach. Since the sound is coming from the front of your body, people often assume it’s just your stomach.
Stomas will bleed if cleaned too roughly, if the appliance is improperly applied, or if you accidentally scratch them with fingernails or cloth. It is normal and looks like spotting. It should stop soon if you dab the spots with tissue. Some stomas will bleed more easily than others, and certain medications (such as aspirin or blood thinners) can increase the likelihood of bleeding. Prolonged bleeding, increased amount of bleeding or very easy bleeding may indicate other problems and should be reported. If bleeding is coming from the peristomal skin area, you should see your Ostomy Nurse (NSCOW) at once.