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COVID-19 – Our Advice to Ostomates

23rd March 2020

We find ourselves in uncertain times with the coronavirus (Covid-19) which seems to be taking over everyone’s life at the moment. Firstly, we’d just like to send our best wishes...

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How to Prevent Pancaking in a Stoma Bag

17th March 2020

Pancaking is the term used to describe the vacuuming which can occur in your stoma bag, making the internal layers of the bag stick together. As a result of pancaking,...

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Why is my Stoma Getting Bigger? Causes of Stomas Changing in Size

10th March 2020

All stomas vary in size and shape. Some protrude outwards and others can be flat or flush to your tummy. No two stomas are ever the same. A colostomy may...

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Foods to Thicken Stoma Output

27th February 2020

Occasionally the output from your stoma can change from its normal pattern and consistency. If any changes last longer than 48 hours it would be advisable to discuss these with...

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Colonoscopy vs Endoscopy – What’s the Difference?

18th February 2020

You may have heard the terms colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy (endoscopy) from your GP or consultants at appointments you have attended. While the terms do sound complicated, they are...

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Dating with a Stoma

6th February 2020

Since February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to discuss dating when you have a...

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