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stoma

What is stomal stenosis?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

Stomal stenosis occurs when there is a narrowing at the opening of the stoma or within the bowel near the opening.

There are different causes including the stoma and skin separating after the operation….

How is stomal stenosis treated?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

The treatment for stomal stenosis depends upon the severity. In mild cases you may be able to continue as normal.

In moderate or severe cases you may need to either insert your gloved lubricated…

Will I still get diarrhoea once I have a stoma?
January 10, 2012 : : 0 comments

Diarrhoea is caused by many different factors. Therefore, it is still possible to encounter it if you have a stoma.

Will I ever get back to a normal life?
November 23, 2011 : : 0 comments

Once you get used to the adaptations that are necessary to life with a stoma, then yes – you will get back to a normal life.  You can return to work, play sports,…

When is a stoma indicated?
November 7, 2011 : : 0 comments

Whether or not you’ll need to have a stoma will depend on a variety of reasons.  If you have colon cancer then it is likely to be treated by surgery.  Chemotherapy is also…

How does chemotherapy affect my stoma?
November 7, 2011 : : 0 comments

Chemotherapy does have side effects and these can also affect your stoma.  The following are some of the possible different ways that the treatment can affect the stoma:

  • It can cause the stoma to…
With this change to my body, how do my partner and I approach intimacy?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s understandable to be worried about how an ostomy will affect intimacy issues.  However, as you recover from your operation, you and your partner will gradually become used to how your stoma and…

What should I know about air travel?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

When travelling by air everyone is at risk of getting dehydration and jet lag.  To help counteract this, drink a glass of fruit juice or water every hour of flying.  This will especially…

What do you suggest if I’m dating?
October 18, 2011 : : 0 comments

For many people dating is a normal part of life, and this will not change just because you’ve got a stoma.  If you meet someone after you’ve had your ostomy surgery, you can…

What is a retracted stoma?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

If a stoma becomes under tension it can be pulled back inside the abdomen.  This happens for two reasons.  The first can happen straight after surgery, because at this point it’s under a…

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