I received such great responses to my pancaking problem, I thought I'd delve a little deeper. Does anyone besides me have a stoma that bleeds? I have a two-piece system, and occasionally, if I just nick the stoma while taking off my bag, it will bleed. However, I have recently had a stoma that has little dots of areas that bleed when I'm just sitting back with everything off while changing my system. Sometimes it's worse than others, but I'm curious if others have this sometimes nerve-wracking issue. It never hurts since the stoma has no nerve endings; it's just a little scary when this happens. Any help will be immensely appreciated.
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