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is a colostomy painful?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience 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 skin breakdown.
Answered on Aug 31, 2012
Dr. Rajan Gupta
25 years experience Pain Management
Usually not: No usually not.
Answered on Dec 7, 2012

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