Hello everyone - I'm sorry if this has been discussed recently; I wasn't able to find anything.
I was wondering if anyone could calm me down about having a colonoscopy through my stoma! This little button is much-babied, and has been behaving of late (I'm 15 months into a permanent colostomy). But I fear a lot about the scope:
-Does the instrument even fit?? Seems to me the butt might be more able to stretch than the very fixed hole in my left side.
-Can a scope worsen a hernia? I have a half-hernia (however that happens!)
-Will they take adequate care of the actual stoma, it being so easily chaffed and hurt?
I accept that peristomal leakage is likely, and therefore a possible rash, but it's the other stuff I'm worried about! Thank you for any tips, including just telling me to suck it up!
Gill aka BadAss