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Learn about stomas and ostomy bags and how to take care of them.
Caring for your ostomy is an important part of maintaining your quality of life. You will need to: Empty your pouch as needed. Replace your pouching system as needed (usually every 3 to 7 days). This may include measuring your stoma (the exposed section of intestine) and cutting the barrier to size. Care for your...
It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work, participate in sports and physical activities, be intimate with your partner, and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy, how well a medicine is absorbed depends on...