herniation of large intestine at stoma site
Hello, I have an Ileostomy and now next to my stoma where the 'blowhole' is, part of the large intestine has herniated out and is about double the size of the stoma. The Stoma Nurse has seen it and didn't seem to think it was a big issue but I just wanted to check if anyone else has had such an experience? I have been told by other medical staff before that something is not a big deal when in fact it is so just wanted to get some other opinions......thanks.......Tanya
Email: tancas2 @ hotmail.com
Age: 32 years old. (Born 1979)
Bowel Rupture and Emergency Bowel Resection, Blood Transfusion and Ileostomy in the very early hours of 4 December 2011. (That was my 7th ambulance trip to hospital that year and ever!)
Consequently diagnosed with Crohn's 8 December 2011.
Stomach ulcer January 2012. (Don't listen to dr's who say ibuprofen is safe in suppository form lol!)
Chronic symptoms since approx. 2007 (dismissed as IBS), but looking back Mum and I remember strange bowel issues in early childhood so I have possibly had Crohns for a very long time (I've always had a very high plain threshold).
Several extended family members with IBD.
Very grateful to have survived and to finally have an answer to my health concerns but still have tough days.
Very excited about Crohns support group starting in South Australia on 12 April 2012