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What Causes Pimple Sores Around The Stoma?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Question: What causes pimple like sores around the stoma; they also bleed and are sore.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please give more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Can you please attach a photo of it? What type of stoma do you have (ileostomy or colostomy)? How much stool a day do you have (in ml)? Is your stoma protruding or collapsed under the skin? What was the reason for the stoma creation?

I`m looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (10 minutes later)
This is a colostomy and it is protruding. Little red pimple around the stoma where it meets healthy skin. Dont have picture, sorry
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Stitch can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Well, it is very hard to give precise answer not being able to see it. From common reasons I can tell that it might be a stitch coming out of the soft tissues, infection or (if the stoma was due to a cancer) cancer recurrence.
For sure, surgeon should see it and decide whether it is necessary to take a sample of it or not. If it is a stitch, should be removed.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (7 minutes later)
The stoma was created due to rectal-colon cancer. My husband has had it for 24 years. He has recently been diagnosed with neuro-endrocrine cancer. We have and appt. hopefully tmro as his right breast is very swollen and the nipple is very sore. I think you are right that the cancer is returning. Thank you. If you have any additional comments please let me know. Thanks again.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
CT should be done.

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome. Definitely CT should be done.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Pimple Sores Around The Stoma?

Brief Answer: Please give more details. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Can you please attach a photo of it? What type of stoma do you have (ileostomy or colostomy)? How much stool a day do you have (in ml)? Is your stoma protruding or collapsed under the skin? What was the reason for the stoma creation? I`m looking forward to hearing from you. Regards.