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Tips to help with Parastomal Hernia

Tips to help with Parastomal Hernia

When a stoma is brought out to the surface of the abdomen it must pass through the muscles of the abdominal wall, thus a potential site of weakness is immediately...

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Ostomates Nutrition Guide

Ostomates Nutrition Guide

Eating is one of life’s great pleasures. Having a stoma should not change your enjoyment of food. Most people with a stoma return to their normal diet soon after an...

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Holidays

Holidays

Travel Advice for the ostomist When you come home and are convalescing after your operation you may not feel like doing anything and probably can’t imagine doing anything much that’s...

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Tips To Help With Pancaking

Tips To Help With Pancaking

Pancaking occurs when the stool sits on and around the stoma and fails to drop down into the appliance. As more stool comes out there is nowhere for it to...

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Managing Sore Skin

Managing Sore Skin

The area of skin surrounding your stoma may sometimes be­ come sore or irritated for a number of reasons. This is a common problem but should not continue. If you...

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Colostomy Irrigation

Colostomy Irrigation

What Is Irrigation? Colostomy irrigation involves introducing a measured amount of water into the stoma in order to wash out the bowel contents in the lower part of the bowel...

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