Ostomy

An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are:

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  1. Ostomy (National Library of Medicine)  
    An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It ... small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes ...
  2. Your ostomy pouch is a heavy-duty plastic bag that you wear outside your body to collect your stool. Using an ostomy pouch is the best way to handle bowel ...
  3. ... following organizations are good resources for information on ostomies: American Cancer Society -- www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments- ...
  4. ... supplies. You can order your supplies from an ostomy supply center, a pharmacy or medical supply company, ... treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/ostomies/urostomy.html . Updated October 16, 2019. Accessed August ...
  5. ... about it on their own. Attend a local ostomy support group if there is one in your ... will not get in the way of your ostomy bag or stoma. If you lost weight before ...
  6. Ostomy (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons)  
    Ostomy/Start Here ... Ostomy ... American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  7. ... odor: Eating parsley, yogurt, and buttermilk. Keeping your ostomy devices clean. Using special deodorants or adding vanilla ... for you, and it may change how your ostomy works or fits. When you feel sick to ...
  8. ... stick. Removing the hair may help. Ask your ostomy nurse about the best way to shave the ... Beck DE. Ostomy construction and management: personalizing the stoma for the patient. In: Yeo CJ, ed. Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary ...
  9. For Parents of Children with Ostomies (American Cancer Society)  
    Ostomy/Children ... Ostomy ... American Cancer Society ... There are many ways to better understand and manage your life with a colostomy. Find out where to go for help ...
  10. ... treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/ostomies/ileostomy/types.html . Updated October 16, 2019. Accessed ... treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/ostomies/ileostomy.html . Updated October 16, 2019.Accessed February ...
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