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Living with a stoma

Getting used to life with a stoma can be challenging for many ostomates. There are plenty of new things to learn and get used to. Whilst things may be frustrating at times, it’s important that you try to relax and understand that it will take some time to get back to normality. In this section, you will find some helpful tips and advice to help make everyday life with a stoma much more desirable.
Travelling with a stoma Find out how to prepare for travelling if you have a stoma. Sex & relationships Learn about how a stoma might affect your sexual relations. Pregnancy Read about what you can expect during pregnancy with a stoma. Mental health Find out what you can do if you are struggling with your mental health. Exercise and physical activity Read about the safe physical activities that you can take part in. Diet and nutrition Read about how your eating habits can affect your stoma.

How will my stoma affect my relationship?

6th February 2019

February is known to people all around the world as the month of love, romance and flowers. With Valentine’s Day celebrations fast approaching, we thought that now would be an ideal time to discuss relationships and dating for ostomates. For many people with a stoma, one of the biggest worries is about how others will […]

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

Ulcerative colitis Crohn's disease Bowel cancer

Everything you need to know about diagnosis and stoma surgery.

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

These are a few of the issues ostomates regularly experience.

Pancaking Irritated skin Diarrhoea Constipation

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