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Things that might cause stoma pain and what you can do about it

7th April 2021

From time to time ostomates may experience problems with their stoma. Some common stoma issues can be easily identified and resolved before causing too much discomfort or pain. The most...

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Stoma irrigation – what exactly is it?

26th March 2021

Stoma irrigation is otherwise known as colostomy irrigation. Colostomy irrigation is a way of regulating your bowel movements by emptying your colon at a schedule time, using  water. The water...

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Debunking the most common stoma myths

18th March 2021

There are many misconceptions about having a stoma which can be extremely confusing and frightening when you are facing surgery or recovering from recent stoma surgery. Bowels are not a...

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Solutions to sore skin around your stoma

10th March 2021

The vast majority of ostomates have experienced sore skin from around their stoma, at some point in their stoma journey. It is unfortunately an extremely common problem. Irritated and sore...

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The stigma surrounding stomas – what can we do to take away the taboo?

24th February 2021

A national overview estimates that over 13,000 people in the UK have stoma surgery each year. The most common conditions resulting in stoma surgery are colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, Ulcerative...

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Dealing with a stoma as a young person

10th February 2021

One of the many myths associated with having a stoma is age and the assumption that only older people have a stoma. Stomas can affect people of any age groups...

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