How do I stop bleeding from the sides of my stoma? My stoma has been getting bloody a few times. I cut-to-fit my appliance if I gain weight or if it gets swollen. I know it bleeds sometimes when cleaning, but recently, it has been doing it a lot. It bleeds like a cut hand, but does stop. I took a CT scan and the Drs say everything is fine on the inside, except for the cancer. I went to the same hospital where I had the surgery. No clots, no twisties in the intestine, but yet still bleeds. It is working because I am farting/pooping. I am wondering if I need a better appliance.