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
  • Fever

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.