Ok....After numerous restitching and cauterizing his stoma and area around for the last year, hubby had a colostomy revision Oct 2. Complications and a 23 day stay later, he is
at home and changed the pouch last night, Bleeding again!!!!!!! After laying flat and compressing it for 10 minutes it quits. So bathed him, changed sheets, cleaned bath floor,vanity and everywhere else. Was so angry at this, I explode. Talked with onc today, surgeon that did the revision still out of town. Oncologist said that after consulting with surgeon last week, they feel the only way to stop the bleeding would be to
close that colostomy and put a new one on the other side of the addomen. Then they would
still not be able to guarantee that the new one would not bleed. Apparently the lining is
bleeding. Anyway, onc is very against a major surgery like this, because it delays chemo.
We are going to get another surgical opinion, hope that there is some other choice. Anyone else ever have this kind of bleeding? How did you get it to stop? Thanks, Brenda