Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Signs and Symptoms of Ileostomy and Colostomy Blockage

Signs and symptoms of ileostomy and colostomy blockage:

  • Cramping abdominal pain with watery or no stool output
  • High output liquid stool to no stool output
  • Reduced to no flatus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal distention
  • Stomal swelling

Colwell, Goldberg, & Carmel, 2004

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