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01-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
JennaRae
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Wafer pulling on abdomen?

My abdomen looks like its being suction cupped to my barrier. It's domed out underneath where the barrier is. It actually looks like I put a huge suction cup there and pulled it off and now the skin and everything dome out. It doesn't hurt but looks very strange and im concerned it could cause a problem.

Has anyone else seen/heard of this?
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01-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Mine doesn't really dome out, but you can see where my wafer sits...it's a different colour (a bit reddish)...mine doesn't hurt either, so I don't worry about it.
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01-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Yeah I think it's just hw it's sits on there, it makes it push out a bit. Thanks for your response!
01-26-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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Jenna, what does it look like after you take it off? Is your skin still domed?

Reason I ask is, you may be getting a parastomal hernia. Let's hope not. They start small.
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01-26-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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Yes but it only does it every once in a while. I'd say once a month.
Do you still think that could be it?
01-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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How about when you cough? If you lay down does it go away?
01-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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When I cough I push against my stoma. But I have been coughing a lot lately due to a cold I'm getting over. When I lay down it does go away and at night. It seems to come up through out the day.
01-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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You might want to have someone look at it. It does sound like a hernia forming.

Hope I'm wrong.
01-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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Nooooooooo! I hope your wrong too, and I mean that in a good way.
I see my doc on wed to get my butt cauterized ill have him look at it.
01-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #10
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Hey Jenna, hope that it isn't serious. When I remove everything to take a "naked" shower (LOL I change every Wed and Sunday) you can see where the wafer sat and it's somewhat reddish, but will then disappear. NOt sure about a dome, though, sorry. Um, what do you mean getting your bum cauterized? Curious, bacause I had a hematoma cut off my bum incision and some scar tissue cut away, and now going back to the operating room for a more serious revision as my body betrays me. No hernias allowed! Hang in there. Dana
01-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Our bodies betray us a lot don't they?
I had my procotocolectomy in oct and my rear end is still open. It never healed all the way on its own so the doc is going to cauterize it shut! I feel like an open book, literally lol
01-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #12
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Fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed that it isn't a hernia and that the cauterisation isn't too painful. Sounds ouch!
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