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04-28-2018, 04:16 AM   #1
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HELP PLEASE I had a temp stoma in place following some major surgery taking out part of my colon and in another spot part of my illium. I have a problem and was wondering if anyone might know what to do cos medical staff seeing me don't. The resulting wound once the stoma was reversed will not heal - 4 months down the track I still have a 5cm x 1cm sinus hole that shows no sign of change after it healed from 9cms deep in the first couple of weeks. It is being packed, not packed, packed every day, left for 4 days - nothing works. There is no infection although it was badly infected (along with all the other wounds) requiring some hard core hospital intervention to begin with. Has anyone got any experience with anything similar? I'm at my wits end - it hurts!


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10-14-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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I also has an Illiostomy and reversal and it took months to heal. 3 different times it reopened- water like pockets would form under the skin and burst. The first time I was sitting on the sofa and all of a sudden I was soaking wet. - I had no idea what happened and called the surgeons office. They knew right away what it was and were not concerned. I drove the 45 mintues into the office and they redressed it- weird. The wound care specialist used "silver nitrate" and repacked it with a wick. I would redress and wick the wound daily. They did this repeatedly- like once a week and each time it would heal a little more- until the wound was not deep enough to wick anymore and weeks later finally closed- heck of a scar. good luck

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