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There are many reasons why you may need a stoma, such as a number of illnesses including bowel cancer and Crohn's disease. Depending on each case, a stoma may be temporary or permanent. In this section, we talk about the most common illnesses which require a stoma and what the causes of them are.
Ulcerative colitis Read about the symptoms, treatment and causes for ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease Read more about how Crohn’s disease affects the digestive tract. Bowel cancer Read more about the causes and complications of bowel cancer.

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