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Stabbing Pain In Stoma

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A stabbing pain in the stoma can be a concerning symptom, especially for individuals who have undergone stoma surgery. A stoma is a surgically created opening in the abdominal wall through which bodily waste can pass, and it can be located on the colon, ileum, or bladder. Stoma surgery is typically performed in cases where the normal route of elimination is not possible, such as in individuals with certain types of cancer or bowel disease.

Stabbing pain in the stoma can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

1.      Stomal hernia: This is a type of hernia where the intestine protrudes through the stoma, causing pain and discomfort.

2.      Skin irritation: The skin around the stoma can become irritated, leading to pain and discomfort.

3.      Infection: Infections around the stoma can cause pain and other symptoms such as fever, redness, and swelling.

4.      Blockage: A blockage in the stoma can cause severe pain, as well as nausea and vomiting.

5.      Nerve damage: Nerve damage in the area around the stoma can lead to sharp, stabbing pain.

6.      Scar tissue: Scar tissue around the stoma can cause pain and discomfort, especially during bowel movements.

If you are experiencing stabbing pain in your stoma, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Your doctor can perform an examination to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment. Depending on the cause, treatment may involve medication, surgery, or changes to your stoma care routine.

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