No other bothersome symptoms.
No other bothersome symptoms.
Doe is dead on when referring to "pinching"! This causes a restricted blood flow and happens when the end of the ileum is pinched in the abdominal wall tissue layers, much like pinching the end of your finger. The amount of pinching is in direct correlation to the amount of tissue you have on your abdominal wall. Body position and restrictive clothing can also factor in.
There are many physiological reasons such as low/high blood pressure or the digestive process which can also affect the stoma's color changes.
A stoma that appears grayish white in color should be seen by your Doctor.
Pundy145 -- Your dead on as well! I'm anemic and have to supplement my iron intake. I have never noticed a stomal color shift when I'm deficient.......... but I haven't looked! I will pay closer attention! Thanks!
~Love from your Doe
my stoma has gone black on the end and appears misshapened suddenly.
Elisa you should make an appmt. with your doc. as soon as possible a black stoma isnt a good thing, even if its just a part of it.
I have an appointment on Friday. I think I'm okay now...I think it was just a bunch of blood built up in it, but it scared me badly. It started bleeding and returned to normal colour afterwards. I got hit by a car a few weeks ago and had bleeding in my bag for weeks and noticed in the last week bruising come up on my abdomen and thigh where I got hit...It never showed until it was almost healed. I had been seen at the ER several days after getting hit...
My ostomy is only seven months old. Everything to do with this scares me to death, because I have no concept of what normal is anymore.
Thank you so much.
Think of this as the new normal. Most things should remain the same with a bit of a learning curve with a stoma. Keep asking questions and you will see that majority of the time, it's all good.
Lately my Stoma has been bleeding more than usual... As long as I lie on my back it looks great...but when up and around for any length of time, the top protrudes maybe 1/2 inch more, moves the opening lower, and the protrusion brings up a blackish area. ..There were scabs but they seem to have healed, but the dark area remains... 2 docs in the ER, one a colo -rectal specialist, told me all was ok, and output is fine, but I'm afraid to get out of bed.... Black area seems like maybe clotted blood but it's not on the surface. . . . .?
vegan midi man I don't know but I've been told by wocn (wound nurse) that black is not good ...You might want to see your wocn and have her take a look. Sometimes it seems that the nurses have a better handle on what is actually acceptably normal. I've had an ileostomy since 10/2014 and my stoma still bleeds along the outside edges nearest to the skin. Ive been told it's ok, but it never hurts to ask, and if you're not sure of the answer you get ask again, and again, and of someone else again. Good Luck