A 32-year-old member asked:
Could colostomy bags be temporary?
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Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
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 the need for a bag. A colostomy nurse can train to irrigate. After a while the stoma will not function unless irrigation is employed.
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