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Can you tell me what colostomy irrigation is?

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Dr. Guru Ghanta
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Guru Ghanta
Dr. Guru Ghanta
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: What it sounds like

Basically an enema of a colostomy (usually left sided, descending or sigmoid colon- solid stool present).
Get info and training from your ostomy nurse.

In brief: What it sounds like

Basically an enema of a colostomy (usually left sided, descending or sigmoid colon- solid stool present).
Get info and training from your ostomy nurse.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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