I posted this question in the J pouch forum and just realized it might be better to post here. I currently have an S pouch but am having some complications and am worried that eventually, I might have to go back to an ileostomy. Because of poor health and complications, I had a total of 5 surgeries for colon removal and pouch creation over a two year period. After having my temporary stoma after my first surgery, they took it down in the second surgery and hooked up my S pouch. I then had a pouch leakage problem right away so they had to go in and fix that, and give me a new stoma. The second stoma was placed on the opposite side of the first one. After some additional complications, I finally had my final takedown in surgery number 5. My concern now is that if I have to go back to an ileostomy, there isn't a good place for the stoma. Can they bring the stoma through an old stoma site? I have pretty big, indented scars from the previous stomas so it doesn't seem like there will be adequate flat skin space for the appliance to adhere to. What are other stoma placement sites that they use? Has anyone had a stoma on each side of the abdomen and successfully had new stomas created in those same spots in the future?
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