How would you describe a stoma appearance?

How would you describe a stoma appearance?

A stoma is often described as resembling a rose bud. It may have a small spout and is pink and moist, much like the inside of the mouth. Although it looks raw, there are no nerve endings in the stoma so it has no feeling.

How do you describe a stoma output?

Know How to Describe your Effluent (output from stoma) Color: Clear, cloudy, amber, straw, blood tinged. Odor: no odor, musty, fishy, fecal ( stool smell) Volume: No output, low output, high output. Substances other than fluid (e.g., grit, crystals, mucus).

How would you describe a stoma nurse?

A stoma nurse is a specialised role and will look after and advise patients with a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy before and after surgery. This care may come from a Colorectal Nurse Specialist or a Stoma Nurse.

How do you assess a stoma site?


  1. Gently feel around the stoma site for any tenderness.
  2. Ask the patient to cough and feel for a cough impulse for any obvious parastomal hernia.
  3. Gently digitate the stoma to assess for any stenosis and check patency.

How would you describe a normal stoma?

A healthy stoma is pinkish-red and moist. Your stoma should stick out slightly from your skin. It is normal to see a little mucus. Spots of blood or a small amount of bleeding from your stoma is normal.

What does a stoma hole look like?

A stoma should be a beefy red or pink color. The tissue that makes a stoma is the lining of the intestine and should be moist and shiny. It is very similar in appearance to the inside of your mouth along your cheek.

What observations are made of a stoma in the immediate postoperative phase of care?

Post-operative care. The stoma should be checked regularly in the immediate post-operative period. Routine post-operative patient observations include blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse rate, temperature, oxygen saturation and wound checks for signs of haemorrhage.

Where is a stoma positioned?

The stoma. The position of the stoma will depend on the section of your colon that’s diverted, but it’s usually on the left-hand side of your tummy, below your waist. If the operation is planned in advance, you’ll meet a specialist stoma nurse to discuss the positioning of the stoma.

What does an abnormal stoma look like?

The stoma turns from its normal red color to a very pale pink, bluish purple or black color. An abnormal bulge is visible near or underneath the stoma. The effluent (output) drains from anywhere other than the stoma.

What Colour should a stoma be?

A normal stoma is moist and pink or red colored. When you first see your colostomy, it may appear dark red and swollen, with bruises. Don’t worry. Within a few weeks, the color will lighten and bruises should disappear.

Which is the best example of a stoma?

Examination of a Stoma. A stoma is a surgically created opening into a hollow organ. It is usually covered by a removable pouching system that collects the output for disposal. Common examples include a colostomy (opening into large bowel), ileostomy (ileum), and urostomy (urinary system).

Where is the stoma on the left side of the abdomen?

Know your Stoma Location: Right side of the abdomen above the belly button. Right side of the abdomen below the belly button. Left side of the abdomen above the level of the belly button. Left side of the abdomen below the level of the belly button. In or near a skin crease. In or near a skin fold. On a flat skin surface.

How to call for a stoma site selection?

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How big of an area do you need for a stoma?

Generally an area of two to three inches of flat surface is preferred but not always possible. On a child, a smaller area is needed and is dependent on body size. A stoma siting disc can be used to evaluate adequate skin surface area preoperatively. It is difficult for a person to be independent in their care if they cannot see their stoma.

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