Surgical Options for Prolapsed Stoma?

Jan 09, 2024 2:31 pm

I have an ileostomy with a fairly mild parastomal hernia. Since I got the hernia, the top part of my stoma has developed a pretty large prolapse. It's moved the exit hole down to the bottom of my stoma and makes for a complicated fit for my 2-piece system. Skin irritation occasionally develops without a really good fit. Has anyone here had any type of surgical procedure to fix a prolapsed stoma? This support site has been a huge help the past 3 years for me, so I'm hoping it'll help me once again... lololol

Morning glory
Jan 09, 2024 11:53 pm

I don't have any expertise in this. Hopefully, others will chime in. I think I would seek medical advice on this.

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Jan 10, 2024 12:49 pm

Hi there!!

I actually have the reverse issue and would happily offer to take the "extra" you want to get rid of...eheheheh

Jokes apart, I asked both my stoma nurse and my surgeon about correction, and both answered that yes, stomas can be surgically "reviewed" but only if the issues they cause are really severe...guess that would apply to your situation as well