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What is colostomy irrigation?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

Colostomy irrigation is a procedure that may be employed by some people who have a colostomy.

It is a simple technique that allows the colon to be evacuated and the user to be able…

For whom is colostomy irrigation appropriate?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

People who have a colostomy, which arises from within the descending colon or sigmoid colon, may be suitable. It is important to ask your surgeon and Stomal Therapy Nurse (STN) if colostomy irrigation…

What are the benefits of colostomy irrigation?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

The benefits of irrigating include:

  • Timely evacuation of the bowel in a controlled environment
  • Being able to wear a plug or small cap which have a very low profile
  • Experiencing less gas and odour
  • Improved skin integrity…
Are there any risks?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

As long as a qualified Stomal Therapy Nurse teaches you how to irrigate, the risks are negligible.

The colostomy irrigation equipment is state-of-art and is used successfully and without incident by many people world-wide.

You…

How do I irrigate?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

Colostomy irrigation should be performed soon after a meal e.g. breakfast. This is due to the gastric-colon response, which means that eating stimulates the motility of the colon. Therefore, a more successful outcome…

What else should I know about colostomy irrigation?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments
  • You will need to irrigate at the same time of the day for the best results (e.g. after breakfast)
  • Some people irrigate daily whilst others do it every second day
  • Colostomy irrigation is not appropriate…
My colostomy bleeds when it is being cleaned. Is this okay?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

The surface of the stoma consists of material that contains millions of tiny blood vessels. They are now exposed to the air and are not covered in skin, like the rest of the…

What is the best type of bag for my colostomy?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

There are many different styles available. The basic differences are:

  • Clear or opaque
  • Drainable or closed
  • One-piece or two-piece
  • Flat or convexity
  • Pre-cut or cut-to-fit

There are so many varieties; therefore it is not possible to suggest which bag…

How often do I need to attend to my bag?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

The bag acts as a new reservoir for storing waste from your bowel. Once a closed bag is half full it will need to be changed.

Your STN will explain the differences between a…

What happens if I forget to check my bag?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

If your bag overfills, it will start to lift away from your skin. This will cause leakage and will not be very pleasant for you.

You will get into the habit of checking every…

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