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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Nursing: Nursing ostomy care instructions will be given on care and colostomy supplies.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
External drainage: The colon is interrupted and brought to the skin so the fecal flow can drain into a bag. This can be permanent or temporary, meaning a surgeon may be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Surgery: A colostomy is a surgical procedure where the colon is divided after which the upstream part is sewn to the abdominal wall so that the bowel contents ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
A form of diversion: A loop colostomy isusually used to protect an anastomosis used in the distal bowel. This prevents fecal contents from reaching the suture line and is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: In the presence of a permanent colostomy, especially if the colostomy is in the distal bowel, daily irrigations and wearing a gauze pad can replace th ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Pretty much normally: You should be able to exercise normally with a colostomy, with the possible exception that you will probably want to avoid full contact sports.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If it is done as a permanent colostomy or a temporary colostomy. Colostomies will last you a life time but you may only need it temporarily.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See below: There are many factors to consider. Usually a colostomy is performed because of an inability to safely reconnect the colon together. It could be due t ... Read More

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