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I am a muslim with a colostomy and find it difficult to be clean for prayers. What do you recommend?
Rubber gloves: The issue of clean and unclean in muslim culture is one of social convention as it is not stated in the koran. But the social conventions are strong - left hand for cleaning, right hand for greeting, etc. One way to help with this is to purchase rubber gloves and use them when dealing with the colostomy (a good idea anyway) and then you will be clean underneath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She had a colostomy done 2 weeks ago and has irritating skin around area what can she use how to clean?
Stomal appliance fit: Priority is a good fit of your appliance. Prevent any excess baggage to carry around, by burping gas from you bag, and dumping contents so as not to burden your appliance and to raise your risk for leak. Empty your bag at least daily or twice daily as needed. Replace the bag as you change appliances, don't bother cleaning it, but maintain the cleanliness of the connections and the outside. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL OPENING: The second part of the colon, which runs from the right upper quadrant to the left upper quadrant is appropriately named the transverse colon. If this part of the colon is brought up to the surface of the abdominal wall, as a stoma, it is a transverse colostomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 can be collected in a bag worn on the abdominal wall, thereby bypassing the anus. This may be permanent (for low rectal cancer) or temporary (after emergency colon surgery). This may be done via laparoscopic or open surgery, depending on the reason. ...Read more
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 constructed temporarily. An end colostomy is usually permanent and diverts bowel content from reaching the anal region following a cancer procedure. ...Read more