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Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer - stoma



I have the ostomy bag. Can the stoma fall back through? Also, is it ok if the stoma went in a little bit?


Yes, a stoma can fall back through, but this is rare. "going back in a little bit" is more common, and is called retraction.

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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati