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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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Can you tell me what colostomy irrigation is?

Can you tell me what colostomy irrigation is?

Flushing the colon : Periodic colostomy irrigation may be necessary in some patients to evacuate the colon completely. This involves placing a catheter into the colostomy and give an enema( may use warm tap water). ...Read more

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Is it true that you can irrigate with your colostomy. What is irrigation?

Is it true that you can irrigate with your colostomy. What is 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 more

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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?

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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Previous question was to read, chance of success of end colonoscopy reversal? Hubby 62 good health colostomy due to diverticular abscess.

Previous question was to read, chance of success of end colonoscopy reversal? Hubby 62 good health colostomy due to diverticular abscess.

Colostomy reversal: since the colostomy was probable a diverting colostomy vs a colostomy where a large amount of colon was removed the reversal should be successful ...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

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For how long does a colostomy last?

Depends: If it is done as a permanent colostomy or a temporary colostomy. Colostomies will last you a life time but you may only need it temporarily. ...Read more

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What type food should eaten after colostomy closure?

What type food should eaten after colostomy closure?

Initially: For about 2 weeks i put patients on a low fiber diet post op. Then when i see them me back in office 2 weeks post discharge, i advance them to eat whatever they want but recommend hi fiber hi fluid diet. ...Read more

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Will colostomy significantly change my lifestyle forever?

Takes time to adjust: It is a major shift in life and takes tremendous courage and tolerance. It is a shift in thinking. Dr.Remen has one she speaks about her life her website http://www.Rachelremen.Com/ktw.Html i was inspired by dr. Remen you might be able to connect with her regarding coping. ...Read more

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