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Has anyone ever heard of a Dr. suggesting a colostomy for a bad bedsore in that area?

Posted by @darwin55, Aug 9, 2012

My exhusband has been hospitalized for nearly four months. He is a diabetic and was admitted to hospital in respertory failure. He was on vent. and stomach tube and developed a bedsore which has gone from bad to worse. His Dr. now suggesting a colostomy because of the location of the bedsore. It is on is butt. Can anyone help me with this. His Dr. is in Nashville, TN.



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Posted by @iamayo, Aug 13, 2012

A colostomy would prevent fecal matter from getting into the bedsore. Fecal matter in a bedsore could lead to blood poisoning. More information can be found at


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Posted by @buckfirelaw, May 29, 2013

Depending on the seriousness of the pressure sore, doctors consider many types of treatment to prevent further harm and to encourage healing of the wound. The use of a colostomy is one type of treatment used to treat or care for a pressure.

A colostomy is used to would prevent fecal matter from getting into the bed sore. This is often used in patients that have flap surgery for the pressure sore. Quite often, the colostomy can be reversed after the sore has healed. When a bed sore or pressure requires flap surgery or the use of a colostomy, the patient may have the legal right to pursue compensation for the neglect that led to the wound condition.

For more information visit—decubitus-ulcers—michigan-bed-sore-lawyer.cfm

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