Advice Centre

Life with a stoma can be difficult. Whether you’re awaiting stoma surgery, recently post-op or have been an ostomate for a while, here you will find useful advice and guidance to make living with a stoma that little bit easier…

Help & advice topics

Our help and advice section is categorised into four key areas; common problems, illnesses, living with a stoma and surgery. Browse the articles below to find out more.

Illnesses Illnesses

Find out more about some of the common causes for a stoma.

Ulcerative colitis Crohn's disease Bowel cancer
Surgery Surgery

Everything you need to know about diagnosis and stoma surgery.

Diagnosis Before stoma surgery After stoma surgery Recovery from stoma surgery
Common problems Common problems

These are a few of the issues ostomates regularly experience.

Stoma pancaking Irritated skin Diarrhoea Constipation


Read through the answers to popular questions and common problems faced by fellow ostomates.

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Resources & downloads

Resources & downloads

The useful resources section contains a number of lifestyle and products guides, plus some helpful tips to make everyday life easier.

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