Having a stoma formed, means a section of your bowel has been brought out through an incision (cut) in your abdominal wall to create the stoma. For some people, this opening causes a potential weakness in the area around the stoma, this leads to the abdominal muscles being able to bulge out forming a lump or swelling immediately around/next to the stoma. This is very common and is called a parastomal hernia.
Experiencing leakage from your ostomy appliance? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage - and what may be the solution. And if that doesn’t work, never hesitate to consult your stoma care nurse.