What is Stoma? How to Take Care of Stoma Bag

by | Aug 24, 2023

A stoma is a crucial medical opening in the abdominal wall, carefully created by surgeons to allow waste to exit the body when conventional bowel movements through the rectum are not possible. This procedure is often necessary for individuals who have undergone surgery to remove or bypass sections of their large intestine, including the colon and rectum, rendering normal bowel function impractical.

In this video, will take us through essential insights on stoma care, sharing valuable tips and best practices to ensure comfort and well-being. Understanding how to manage and maintain a stoma bag properly is vital for individuals living with this condition, and we are here to provide you with the guidance you need.

We will explore the difference between temporary and permanent stomas, shedding light on these two essential aspects of stoma procedures. A colostomy is a surgical operation in which the colon is shortened to remove a damaged part and the cut end is diverted to an opening in the abdominal wall. It can be temporary or permanent. A stoma is an opening in the abdominal wall where a colostomy bag is inserted to collect faeces from the digestive tract. Immediately after a colostomy operation, doctors attach a bag to the stoma.

Stay tuned for more empowering content and remember, knowledge is power when it comes to living a healthy life with a stoma.

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