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Pouch Size Problems

Question: Information or who we could contact to discuss pouch size problem or a supplier? My sister had cancer and is having problems. Currently her bowel movements are during the night and using the “bag” she originally started out with, is not large enough so she tries to stay awake during the night to ensure […]

Dealing with Leakage

Message Body: I’ve been suffering with Crohn’s for over 10 years. I just recently had the ostomy surgery in Oct 2016. It’s been a very big lifestyle change and my incision still has not healed. My stoma is sinking in and on 1 side causing leakage every day, which has my entire tummy inflamed with […]

Ballooning effect in pouches during flights

Question Message Body: I’ve had an ileostomy for almost 20 yrs and I’m wondering if there are any tips or tricks that you are aware of that can reduce the ballooning effect in pouches during flights. I’ve flown quite a few times and I always have issues with ballooning during take off and reaching cruising […]

Info about living with an ostomy in Canada

Questions: I’m a 30-year colostomate and in about a week’s time I will presenting a 30-40 minute program about living with an ostomy in other countries for our Northern Virginia Ostomy Support Group. Can  you help me by answering any of the following questions? 1) Where do ostomates in Canada obtain supplies? 2) Who pays for […]

Ostomy Lifestyle Question (December 2016) – Reversal Surgery Concerns

Subject: reversal of stoma surgery Message Body: I have had a ostomy for 8 months and now looking at a reversal surgery. What are the things I should be concerned about? What is the recovery time? Is this procedure common? Answer: Stoma reversal depends on the individual and the nature of the surgery. Colostomy and […]

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