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I am having very frequent episodes of diverticulitis. I need both to find a surgeon to treat it surgically, and find a surgeon who is i...
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I'm a 43 yr old woman and just had an emergency colostomy done on Jan 11, 2011. It was the result of a ruptured colon due to diverticulit...
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My mom had her ileostomy reversed in Sept. of 2009. Since then she has suffered with chronic diarrhea. Has anyone ever had or heard of ...
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My doctor told me to contact an ostomy nurse about a blister that I have on my right big toe. It has been 7 months and it has not healed...
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I have been wearing an ostomy bag for over 50 years. Recently I have had severe skin irritation and my upperr skin is raw. What can ...
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My husband has had his pouch for 5 mos and it is doing ok except BM collects at the top inside of the wafer and makes the filter clog up...
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My firm, Maven, has a client that is looking for ways to improve the quality of life for those living with colostomies or ileostomies and...
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Does anyone else who has an ileostomy get stomach aches and diarrhea occasionally? I have had this since the operation in 1998.
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I am a female in my 60's and back in November 2012 I had my Colon n Rectum removed. I 'd like to know what is the best thing to wear to ...
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I had my rectum removed 7 months ago and am wondering why it is taking so long to heal. There is still quite a bit of drainage, I was lef...
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What is the best way to eliminate odor from used colostomy bags ? soda bi carb stick on deodorants so far do not work Thanks Amita 13
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My ileostomy take down was 9 months ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore MD. I still have severe stomach pains when I eat something. ...
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Hi I am hoping someone will check this site & if they have suggestion it would be great. Have had ileostomy for 26 years & now for at le...
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My mother recently had an ileostomy. Her incision is very close to her stoma so we have to trim the adhesive tape and the seal isn't alw...
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Hope someone can help us...my husband has a colostomy due to radiation enteritus. He still gets depressed about it at times but our main...
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I have a son with a colostomy - we understand that it's pretty normal for it to prolapse and stick out like a finger, however recently we...
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Since I had my ileostomy reversal I have had 3 times I have had bad upper abnomial gas pains. After a few hours they subside, but it is ...
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I have an ostmy applance. I have great difficulty keeping it on. It seems that neither the nurse of myself can place the appliance in a...
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I ate peanuts over the weekend. My output has slowed down. to the point that I am worried. Are there any solutions to my problem? I have ...
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I can not wear jeans or anything tight around my waist area because I feel my stoma protrudes to far out. Has anyone had and or has this...
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