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04-10-2014, 04:03 AM   #1
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How big is your stoma?

So my Dot (Ileostoma) is about 8 days old now. At first it was 45mm/45mm. But now it has shrinked down to 33mm/34mm.

How big is yours?
04-10-2014, 04:15 AM   #2
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I use a bag with a 28mm hole. Your stoma will probably shrink some more yet.
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04-10-2014, 04:15 AM   #3
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My mr blob is now only 20mm!
04-10-2014, 04:21 AM   #4
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20mm ! :O Holy shiat

Susan2: For how long will it keep shrinking, you think?
04-10-2014, 05:32 AM   #5
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It was quite a long time ago - in 2000 - but I think that it took about 2 months to get to its current size.
04-10-2014, 09:11 AM   #6
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43mm roughly but he is an oval so he is hard to accurately measure. He likes to wiggle when I try.
04-10-2014, 09:17 AM   #7
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Roughly 43mm as we'll. it's a big old honker!


04-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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I was 38mm immediately after surgery, I'm unsure when it shrunk, but it is currently about 29mm.
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04-10-2014, 10:51 AM   #9
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Mine's 45mm...but I have a colostomy so he's bound to be big.
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04-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #10
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04-11-2014, 04:27 AM   #11
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My ileo went from 42 cm (or something like that) to 28 cm over a 3-month span, and has stayed at 28 cm.
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04-11-2014, 07:10 AM   #12
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Thanks for all your replies

So mine will probably shrink a little more, which would be awesome

Still having a hard time getting used having my Dot, but its getting better each day.
04-11-2014, 10:26 AM   #13
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It will get better I've had mine 5 months now and I forget its there most of the time it's just a very small part of daily life to change/empty.good luck
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