Post Barbie Butt Surgery Question

Apr 17, 2024 11:57 pm


I had my colon removed & ileostomy surgery done in 2021. One week ago, I had my rectum removed and am now left with a Barbie Butt. I think the surgery went well, but things down there are very sore. I'm sure this is to be expected; however, I've noticed a couple of little bumps on the side of the stitches. Was this normal for others? Did others experience a pinching sensation?

Really appreciate any input.

Apr 18, 2024 1:38 am

Hi... Welcome. You can clearly

see "down there"? Those bumps? Or feel them? Pimples?

Tightness and pinching will subside. All in good time.

Dissolvable stitches were used?

Do you know?

Lap or conventional surgery?

Had kenn butt October last year... just returned to work last Wed. Had some issues. Leaks.

I have to ask this. Are your butt cheeks stitched too?

I just found out myself... that causes pinches or a pulling.

Imagine that?!!!

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Apr 18, 2024 2:52 am

I never felt my butt to see if I had bumps and I'm not quite flexible enough to see for myself. 😁 Anyway, only a week after surgery, I wouldn't be concerned with anything like that until it has time to heal. After a month or however long your surgeon says it'll take, then maybe ask that question.

Apr 18, 2024 3:12 am

Get yourself a handheld showerhead so you can keep the area really clean. At least that's what I was told. Just passing it on.

Apr 18, 2024 3:20 am
Reply to Hisbiscus

A hair dryer is useful too.

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Apr 18, 2024 7:19 am

When my surgeon recently fixed my leak down there, he left it as an open wound to be packed with solution and gauze to heal from the inside out.

This seems pretty common even with an unused stoma hole after reversal. No more stitching up holes.

He said I can do it. Won't need visiting nurses to pack my open wound.

WTF? He showed me how by bending backward and "feeling" for that area, stick the packing "up in there."

Smart people really have no common sense.🤦‍♂️

I asked, do I also use smoke and mirrors as backup? Or get my neighbor to help out?

We got the nurses coming to do it... whew.

They also felt I could not do the packing myself.

Bending backwards? Physically impossible guessing it to be done.

Insurance stopped paying for the visiting nurses who took pictures of the wound to see how it healed, and I wanted to see this wound... they basically said good luck.

Ever put your head between your legs and look "up there?" Yea, bend forward.

Clear shot to wound with a mirror. Like a piece you fit into a puzzle. Flashlight helps see the wound as is.

Bend over. Who knew.

A little off topic for pinching and tightness but a view to the wound... an easier approach this may help see the scar from the butt or wound if any... and clearly see bumps or irritating skin.

Shower head for cleaning👍...

Blow dryer for drying👍...

Mirror? Priceless.