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Colon Cancer

Help with stoma bag

06/30/2008

Question:

My mother had her colon removed cause of cancer, but ever since she`s had the surgery, the bags do not adhere to her skin. The skin around the stoma is breaking down and very painful. Different health care persons have tried putting the bag on their way, but nothing helps. HELP.

Answer:

You need a consultation with a colon and rectal surgeon who specializes in stoma construction, and who will have an expert stoma therapist at their disposal.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati