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What causes stomach pain after a colostomy?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: I had a colostomy due to abdominal blockage 2 years ago.. This evening I'm having stomach pains, firmness around the stoma
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
stoma functioning well there is no cause for conce

Detailed Answer:
Hi

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Greetings of the day

Dear Ms

If the stoma is functioning well and there is no distension of abdomen then there seems to be no cause for concern.

It would be helpful if you could provide me additional information

1. Where is the location of pain
2. Is there any nausea or vomiting
3. Is there distension of abdomen
4. Any redness in area around stoma?

Awaiting your response


Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (1 hour later)

1-The pain- is in the stoma area and the stoma itself
2- nausea yes, have a bucket by my bed just incase I vomit
3-yes, distension of abdomen around stoma on the right side of body
4-Not that I can tell with the bag there.

Thank you,
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly due to stoma dysfunction

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings

From the history of distension in peri stoma site associated with nausea possibility of stoma dysfunction is to be considered. It is likely to be due to subacute intestinal obstruction.
I would suggest you the following

1. Antispasmodic like Drotavarine
2. Soft diet
3. Check the colostomy bag : Apply fresh bag and check whether fresh stools are coming

In case there is persistent vomiting, distension of abdomen increase would suggest you to seek opinion of your physician.

Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes stomach pain after a colostomy?

Brief Answer: stoma functioning well there is no cause for conce Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms If the stoma is functioning well and there is no distension of abdomen then there seems to be no cause for concern. It would be helpful if you could provide me additional information 1. Where is the location of pain 2. Is there any nausea or vomiting 3. Is there distension of abdomen 4. Any redness in area around stoma? Awaiting your response Take care Best regards Dr Deepak