What types of skin and stoma problems can occur?
Changes to stoma site will occur as it heals. You should contact your care team if you experience noted changes or:
- Pain while feeding
- Bleeding stoma
- Blood mixed with stomach content
- Stoma persistently red and sore, and/or red area larger than 2.5 cm in diameter
- Granulation tissue
- Stoma emits odor
- Pus around or draining from stoma
Note: Granulation Tissue. Granulation tissue is the result of the body’s effort to repair the surgical incision. The tissue area may enlarge and require treatment. If it bleeds or a large amount of tissue builds up, contact your care team.