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Hi there I have had a small blister like sore on the outer tip of my stoma, it’s been there for about four weeks now, it bursts when cleaning it and bleeds, it then sort of heals up for a few days then the blisters forms again, I have sent pictures to stoma nurses and they say it’s nothing to worry about, but it’s still there and still bleeding, but what is concerning me is I just noticed another on on the opposite side of stoma, has anyone on here ever had something similar?            Thanks 

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Nope. It’s actually your stoma or where the skin attaches to your stoma? 

 

Hi Alex thanks for reply, it’s on the outer tip of stoma it’s self…

 

Hello Hambo. 

Thanks for your post as you describe this 'thing' quite well.

I've had one for about 18 months and it does just what you say. It does not appear to be getting too much worse but it also is not looking like going away anytime soon.  It didn't seem like the sort of thing that caused too much anxiety or needed medical attention, so I have just lived with it.

I look forward to hearing from others who may have experienced the same thing (especially those who have managed to get rid of it)!

Best wishes

Bill

 
Reply to Bill

Thanks Bill. It’s good to, share your problems and hiking et

 
Reply to hambo999

Hello Hambo.

Your post got me thinking this morning, that rather than ignoring the issue in the hope that it will either go away or not get any worse, I decided to give it a little thought.
Sometimes I get similar 'blisters' in my mouth, usually after eating or drinking something too hot or, after eating hard hot toast, which tends to act like sandpaper to the insides of my mouth. The little soars that result are not that dissimilar to the one on my stoma. Hence, this morning, I decided to try some Bonjella (Clear ointment) , which is quite effective for clearing up what I call mouth 'ulcers'.  
I often experiment with 'stuff' concerned with stomas, so there is no logical reason why this issue should not be approached in the same way. 

If I remember, I will come back to tell you if it works.

Best wishes

Bill

 

Hi Hambo yes i,ve had the same thing but they dont last very long maybe a couple weeks and they are gone, i always thought it was crohns acting up or reaction to food maybe. 

 

With it bleeding sounds more like a Granuloma completely harmless but it's surprising how much those little things can bleed I've known them to half fill the bag with blood. Your stoma nurse has seen photo and says it's harmless so I would take there word for it.

Most granuloma's  are easily removed with a silver nitrate stick you can buy them at pharmacy's I wouldn't advice doing it yourself  if needed best to let stoma nurse do it for the first time just stings for a few minutes afterwards. I used to get a lot of them stoma nurses used to give me silver nitrate sticks to treat them myself at home.

Some granuloma's can be difficult to get rid of and Dr/stoma nurses can do a very minor procedure to cut or burn them of with a lazer 

 
Reply to Ben38

Yes Ben that’s what she said a Granuloma when I showed her the photo I only had one I now have another very small one which is not bleeding yet, do you know what causes them, ? Thanks and happy new year 

 
Reply to Ben38

Yes Ben that’s what she said a Granuloma when I showed her the photo I only had one I now have another very small one which is not bleeding yet, do you know what causes them, ? Thanks and happy new year 

 
Reply to hambo999

With them being on the tip of your stoma it's likely from the bag itself rubbing on your stoma it's one of those things than happens at times, you could try putting a blob of sudocrem on them should help with the soreness and hopefully give you some protection until they clear up. Happy New year 

 

I have them a few times. They do go away. I just eat more yogurt. You may want to try. 

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