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Friday, May 24, 2013
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.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati