I am using a lot of lubricant and moving very slowly and steadily,, but when I pull out my catheter, it seems to catch on my intestine internally (not sure if it’s at the valve or closer to the surface). Blood is pooled in the side hole of the catheter and blood comes out my stoma. Sometimes it doesn’t stop for awhile. My dressing will have a fair amount of blood on it. I asked my stoma nurse and she said “don’t worry about minor blood”. I told her it wasn’t minor and she didn’t reply. I am trying to reach my surgeon.
does this ever happen to anyone else?
my pouch is one month old and I’ve been intubating for five days now.