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Is a colostomy painful?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
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.

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