Good day so I'm fairly new 9 months with a Transverse Colostomy and I was wondering who else has this type. The transverse colostomy is located approximately 2 inches below my sternum directly in the middle of the chest. I'm having several types of problem related to this type of colostomy.
I would like to hear from any with the same type.
Thanks so much
Hi Dennis, unfortunately I don't have a transverse colostomy and I hope someone will answer you soon, I would imagine that having a stoma in that place is quite awkward and uncomfortable.
The transverse colostomy is in the upper abdomen, either in the middle or toward the right side of the body. This type of colostomy allows the stool to leave the body before it reaches the descending colon. Some of the colon problems that can lead to a transverse colostomy include: Diverticulitis.