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Who Is A Good Candidate For Colostomy Irrigation
Yes: Irrigation of the colostomy is much like giving an emema. It stimulates emptying the colon. Occasionally this is a therapeutic intervention for constipation. Some long term colostomy patients use irrigation as a means of controlling when they eliminate into the ostomy bag. After irrigating, it might be several hours before having feces in the bag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a colostomy in january and my output was a bit thick and pasty but good volume and regularity. In august because of problems with expelling mucus?
Not sure: What your question is. Colostomy care should be addressed with your surgeon or a home health colostomy care nurse. Drink plenty of water to avoid constipation. Watch for fibrous stringy foods (raw celery) or irritating foods or vegetables (broccoli, asparagus). Ask your surgeon or family doctor for help. ...Read more
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What are good exercises to do to flatten stomach with s stoma (colostomy in 2003). Permanent colostomy.
Isometric exercises: Isometric exercises will be helpful to build abdominal muscle and avoid big pressure changes inside your belly that could lead to hernia. The ostomy is technically a type of hernia. You want to avoid coughing, straining and lifting to decrease risk for parastomal hernia. Also using an abdominal binder can help with getting your muscle in space, while protecting your stoma. ...Read more
My mother had a colostomy back in october 2012..All has been going pretty good til today, and her stoma is swollen and enlarged....What might cause it?
No bag: A colostomy is performed when the bowel is resected and there is a significant length of proximal colon and minimal or no length of distal colon to bring the ends together as with an APR. When a stoma is present, irrigations should be started on a daily basis and a square pad placed over the stoma. With daily performance the colon will eventually function only when irrigation employed. ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and a colostomy bag was necessary. What exactly is that?
Form of diversion: Staging of colon cancer and colostomy unrelated. The use of a colostomy is when the removed colon and tumor usually approximate the anal region and resuturing of the proximal bowel cant be accomplished to reestablish continuity of bowel. On this basis the proximal end of the divided bowel is brought out on the skin but can be managed by irrigation and a patch rather than a bag. ...Read more
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