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Retracted Stoma

Posted by Schatzi, on Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:44 pm

Hello everyone,

'I have a question regarding surgery to repair a retracted stoma.  I currently have a loop illeostomy which was placed in April 2018.  I've just returned from my surgeron's office and am scheduled to have the stoma repaired at the end of Janaury.  The surgeon said I would spend one night in the hospital and could return to work whenever I wanted too.  Of course he left and the nurse came in and said it would be at least 2 nights in the hospital and I should plan on being off of work for approximately one to two weeks.  Rather different messages.  I was wondering if anyone on this sight might be faimilar with this surgery and able to share any additional information that might be helpful.  

Thank you so very much.

Reply by iMacG5, on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:01 pm

OK Schatzi, here's the deal.  I don't pretend to know anything about the surgical process involved in correcting your situation but I do have a couple thoughts or questions.  Why did the stoma retract?  What will be done differently to avoid a recurrance?  Same surgeon?  Why is there a significant difference of opinion between the doctor and the nurse?

I'm sorry if I caused you more concern but you deserve some answers before you get cut again.  Maybe a second opinion?  

Respectfully wishing you the very best,


Reply by honestabe, on Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 am
Just had my prolapsed stoma reduced! In hospital 2 days!
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