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I am 3 or 4 weeks post surgery with a descending colostomy. I cannot seem to keep the wafers, or barriers as some call them, attached. ...
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My stomach is level with my skin. When I use the two piece wafer and bag, the wafer is too rigid and pulls away from my skin, even with ...
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I am 4 days post op and my rod was accidentally removed. Anyone experience this? I am being told that not all surgeons use the rod anyway...
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I am an attractive middle-aged woman. I have had the ileostomy for a year. I am wondering if it is possible for a woman with an ileostom...
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Hi there all, i have had my whole large intestine removed and have had bag for past year while having treatment my question is , has any...
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I HAVE BEEN HAVING APROBLEM WITH BLOOD FROM MY STOMA IT HAS HAPPENED 3 TIMES NOW ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, AND ITS QUITE A BIT WITH CLOTS EVEN,...
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My father has had a colostomy for over 40 years and has had surgery changing him to an ileostomy. Over the past 40 years, he has used ba...
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My surgery was 11-18-16 and I prolapse after 4 weeks . I am now prolapse 24-7 anywhere from 4 to 7 inches ! I must stay laying flat on ...
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I am a month in with my stoma and a couple weeks ago I began getting a rash due to leaking around my stoma. I do have sensitive skin. It...
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There are white canker like sores on the stoma, does any one know what these could be? They also bleed, we are wondering if the Crohn's i...
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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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