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Common problems

Following surgery, many ostomates experience some small issues that can make living with a stoma more difficult than they would have hoped. Being able to recognise and manage these problems can help to make living with a stoma more desirable. In this section, you will find advice on how to make small changes to your lifestyle which can help to manage common problems such as pancaking, irritated skin and diarrhoea.
Pancaking Read more about resolving the common issue of pancaking. Irritated skin Read more about why and how to keep the peristomal skin healthy. Diarrhoea Read more about how to treat and prevent diarrhoea. Constipation Read more about reducing and preventing constipation.

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