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Stoma Swelling from Blockage

Posted by Penguins7, on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:29 am

Well after almost 2 years I had my first blockage over the weekend.  It was caused by eating too many peanuts.  The stomach ache was awful, but here is what i did to releive the blockage.  Drank 2 large cups of hot tea and plenty of water.  While laying down i put my knees to my chest and rocked sides ways while rubbing around the stoma area. Within a few minutes the pouch started to fill up rather quickly.  Anyway my question is how long will the stoma remain swollen (larger than usual) after the blockage is taken care of?  If you have a blockage make sure you cut a larger wafer to accomodate the swelling.  Stay well.  Penguins7

Reply by WAB, on Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:57 pm


ahh everyone knows peanuts are very hard to if you are like me you eat a whole bag at one time.....over do it....thought this link would help is someone who had same problem.......

Reply by Ewesful, on Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:59 pm

I developed an enormous swelling and yet the stoma was not blocked -- the medical staff worked hard to reduce it with muscle relaxants and anti swelling drugs -- it turns out I was deathly allergic to peppers in the pulled pork and I had developed an internal swelling on the remaining few feet of small intestines -- they were being forced trough the stoma -- what a long 7 hours before I was safe-- it took prednisone (with more reactions) to get the stoma back to a reasonalble size- it took one week after the prednisone stopped then nearly two weeks before it was normal.  


I cannot eat peanuts but used to eat a cup of cashews daily until the surgery for FAP. They are so good for you -- I also ate a pond of sweet cherries without thinking and they actually dissolved all the glue from the inside outward -- learning curve gets pretty sharp at times!!


Reply by needcrew, on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:08 pm

Im just reading and curiuos of what you guys mean when you say blockage? I obviously havent had one yet???

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