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Hi everyone. My Gran just had an op to close her ileostomy loop but is now suffering from acid reflux. Is this common? What will help the...
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I had the surgery 23 years ago and it doesn't seem like the food is in me long enough to absorb the calories, but here I am, in my late 5...
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I had my operation around 9 months ago and have had around 4 barium enemas to see if I had healed enough for a reversal. It has been arou...
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I have a illiostomy and I have normal rectal discharge but whenever I push while having rectal discharge blood comes out but when I don'...
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I have an ileostomy and was wondering if there is any benefit for me to take probiotics?
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I am to have surgery for colon/rectal cancer in a few weeks. The surgeon is to remove 12 inches of my colon/rectum and says I should hav...
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I just had an episode where I was cleaning - sometimes I squeeze a bit to make sure nothing voids while I'm trying to apply my device - f...
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I has emergency surgery two weeks ago and had all of my colon and bowel removed. Non reversible. Can anyone who has had this done tell me...
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Hi ladies, has anyone with an ileostomy had a total abdominal hysterectomy please? Very anxious!!
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Does anybody know what are the two buttons near the peg tube? The peg tube was inserted last january 10, 2016 and one of the buttons fell...
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My son is 8 1/2, he has had an ileostomy for 2 years now and we've had issues off an on. Usually his stoma is almost flush to his skin o...
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Will having sex with a stoma cause a hernia Are there any positions that must be avoided
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I have had an ileostomy for over 30 years. Over the past several months, I have been having a lot of pain in my lower GI. The pain feel...
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My boyfriend is considering a colostomy bag for himself. He only has 1 arm that can be used and that his grip isn't very strong. We are t...
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Hello, I just had surgery on 9/4/15 and was discharged on 9/14/15. After two weeks of being discharged from the hospital I now have the ...
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Should we buy a Stoma Bag or make one at home? I have watched a video in which it is taught to make Ostomy Belt and Ostomy Bag. I'm confu...
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I just got an ostomy bag in may. I cant get staight answers on some of my questions. How ofton should I change my bag and what is best a ...
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Hi , I am on the list for colostomy surgery due to what the doctors are saying is obstructed defecation. I empty my bowel in small amount...
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Looking for people willing to tell their stories about how/when/why they have their permanent ostomys. Please leave a comment if interest...
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My mom had surgery last August and since she had the surgery she has had issues off and on with the he bag staying on properly and leakin...
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