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Help & Advice

Here is where you’ll find useful advice to make living with a stoma that bit easier.

Advice articles

What Does a Stoma Hernia Look Like and What Causes it?

3rd December 2019

Many people have heard of a hernia, but not everyone has a clear understanding of what it is. A hernia happens when an internal part of the body pushes through...

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Colonoscopy Prep Tips with a Stoma

29th November 2019

If you have been referred for a colonoscopy, you may be wondering what to expect on the day and how you should prepare for it. We’ve put together a few...

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What to expect after Stoma Surgery and Will it Hurt?

19th November 2019

If you’re having stoma surgery soon, the chances are you will have a few questions you’d like answering. Whilst you can always speak to your surgeon or stoma care nurse...

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Useful resources

Browse our library of useful resource documents, including everything from product information and guides through to instructions on how to change a stoma pouch. View online or download and read them at your own leisure.

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Accessories Brochure

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Alginate case study

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Alginate Product Booklet

596.51 KB - pdf

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Useful information

Knowledge is empowering, which is why we’ve collected a variety of useful information articles on a wide range of stoma topics. Read up on some of the key issues and get valuable tips and advice on living with a stoma.

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It’s very likely that that burning question you forgot to ask your own healthcare professional last time you saw them has been asked of our team in the past.  Scroll through our list of FAQs and see if we can help answer your query.

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