This is an unusual complication of IBD and stoma surgery. When having surgery I didn’t really know about or expect any weird and wonderful extra complications. I know of many with an abdominal fistula, which has its own issues, but I only know of one other with a fistula attached in some way to a stoma.
Waking at 5am with a bad leak two days after surgery isn’t much fun, you can’t leap out of bed as quickly. Oh well, onwards and upwards.
A fistula is an abnormal tract that links two organs and my fistula links my small bowel to the skin right at the very base of my stoma. Clare shares a blog post debating on whether or not to get surgery to repair a fistula that is affecting her stoma.
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