Pale Pink Stoma - Is it Normal?

Sep 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Really pale pink stoma?

Sep 07, 2018 11:30 pm

Sounds kinda exotic! I think as long as it isn't bleeding or black and is not itching or uncomfortable, it will be OK!

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Sep 08, 2018 4:29 am

Really pale looking?

Sep 08, 2018 6:31 am

Mine changes colour according to its own whimsical sense of humour. I've seen it pale, dark,(almost black) brownish, and mushroom shades. Sometimes I look at it and think |I might have gangreen. Usually it is rose-red but who knows? tomorrow things could change again. It's as Freedancer says, as long as it isn't bleeding-it's probably okay.   

NJ Bain
Sep 08, 2018 5:23 pm


Pale and pink could mean it's not getting an adequate blood supply. Make sure the hole for your stoma is not cutting off the blood supply. I would call my ET nurse or doctor if I were you. I also found this.

Let us know if you're okay.


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Sep 12, 2018 9:24 pm

I agree with Bain, as it is always a good idea to check with your doctor.