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How to Prevent Dehydration
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How to Empty Your Pouch
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Odor Control for Ostomy Bags
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Depression and The New Ostomate
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How to Prevent Dehydration

We have water inside our cells, vessels and all those spaces between our cells and vessels. Most of ... read more ...

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How to Empty Your Pouch

Having a heavy pouch filled with stool is very uncomfortable, and it can be very risky leakage wise,... read more ...

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Odor Control for Ostomy Bags

Having an ostomy takes a matter of time to get used to and to find out about new important odor prev... read more ...

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Depression and The New Ostomate

It is never easy for an ostomate to face the new situation and lifestyle changes they have to confro... read more ...

Travel

Ostomy Travel

No, it does not have to be. Here at Stomybags we will teach you how to make your trips with these su... read more ...

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Beneficial Fiber for Crohn’s Disease Patients

Most patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD) have a hard time when it comes to eating because many foods ... read more ...

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What Can I Eat with Crohn's Disease?

Suffering from Crohn’s disease can be uncomfortable for a patient. Its symptoms are usually intense ... read more ...

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How to Empty and Clean an Ostomy Bag?

You may have many questions regarding intimacy after ostomy surgery and may be confronting issues su... read more ...

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How Much Do Ostomy Bags Cost?

You will be having an ostomy soon and you are wondering about the economic impact that this may repr... read more ...

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Working with a Colostomy Bag

You recently had a colostomy and you are wondering if you are ready to start working again. Question... read more ...

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Know How to Bathe with a Colostomy Bag

You recently had a colostomy surgery and have many concerns about how to take care of your ostomy po... read more ...

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What is a Colonoscopy? Everything You Need to Know

Your doctor has recommended you have a colonoscopy, but you still want to get a better understanding... read more ...

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How Can I Get the Best of Stoma Collars?

Stoma collars are items some ostomates use to avoid stoma leakage. They are placed between the patie... read more ...

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When Do You Need to Use Stoma Paste?

Sometimes, Ostomates have stoma leakage issues because their wafers do not completely adhere to a pa... read more ...

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Prior to Ostomy Surgery: General Information

An ostomy is a medical procedure characterized by the partial removal of the bladder or any of the b... read more ...

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Ostomy: Basics, Skin Care and Nursing

An ostomy is a surgery in which an opening is made in the abdominal wall to allow the discharge of b... read more ...

Ostomy Support

Peristeen

The Peristeen rectal catheter is the latest solution to fecal incontinence by Coloplast. It allows... read more ...

Living with an Ostomy

Flatulence Control

The release of gas is a natural digestive process. Normally, a person would feel the pressure build ... read more ...

Ostomy Belts

Ostomy Belts

There is minimal research and literature available in relation to ostomy belts. The most basic ostom... read more ...

Cut-to-fit System

Cut-to Fit Ostomy Systems

Cut to fit ostomy systems are used mainly where the stoma is irregular and as its name implies, it m... read more ...

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Pediatric Ostomy - Ostomy Board

Some pediatric gastrointestinal conditions may require an alternative temporary or permanent method ... read more ...

Accessories

Main Accessories for Ostomates

An ostomate can lead an active and productive life despite having an ostomy. This success depends, ... read more ...

Convex Products

Convex Ostomy Skin Barriers

Convex ostomy skin barriers (also known as wafers, baseplates or flanges) are so called because of t... read more ...

Filters

Ostomy Filters

Ostomy filters come in handy for patients who have an ostomy since odor is a major source of stress ... read more ...

Drainable System

Drainable Ostomy Systems

A drainable ostomy system is a type of pouch that can be reused. ... read more ...

Closed System

Closed Ostomy Systems

A closed ostomy system is one of the types of ostomy pouches available to patients. The main conside... read more ...

Pre-cut System

Pre-Cut Ostomy Systems

A pre-cut ostomy system refers to a pouch with a factory cut-out opening already in place. The openi... read more ...

Skin Barrier

Ostomy Skin Barrier

Most patients are concerned about the state of their peri-stomal skin. Poor care in this area... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

The role of Superfoods in Ostomy Health

There are various digestive challenges that affect ostomates. Some of these are emotionally draining... read more ...

Living with an Ostomy

Ostomy Self-Acceptance

Aside from a new physiological condition, a patient’s self-perception and acceptance after ostomy su... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Kefir and Ostomy

Kefir is a dairy product made through a culturing process that leads to the growth of large amounts ... read more ...

Two Piece Bag

Two Piece Ostomy Bags

A two-piece ostomy bag is one of the two main types of ostomy appliances a patient can choose... read more ...

One Piece Bag

One Piece Ostomy Bags

One piece ostomy bags are one of two options available after a colon or bladder diversion surgery... read more ...

Living with an Ostomy

Ostomy Support

Ostomy support is vital for new as well as old ostomates. The sudden changes in a patient’s life... read more ...

Socializing

Socializing with an Ostomy

Human beings are social animals. If this natural desire is hindered in anyway... read more ...

Travel

Travel with an Ostomy

Travel with an ostomy is a concern for many ostomates. Issues of going through security... read more ...

Travel

Ostomy Travel Tag

If you are traveling and would like to save some explaining at the airport, you might want to... read more ...

Ostomy

Ostomy Stoma

A stoma and ostomy are related but are not the same. They are mistakenly considered synonyms. A stom... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

Ostomy Support Belts

Ostomy patients, whether with a colostomy, ileostomy or a urostomy, are prone to Parastomal Hernias... read more ...

Cool Ostomy

Cool Ostomy

Ostomy Support

Ostomy Support for people with colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy

Stoma Bags intents to be a source of information, camaraderie, and support through a two-pronged app... read more ...

Ileostomy

Ileostomy Bags

Ileostomy patients usually prefer drainable ostomy bags. Their waste, which has a consistency rangin... read more ...

Colostomy

Colostomy Bags

Colostomy patients who do not irrigate have essentially the same choices available for those with an... read more ...

Ostomy

What are Convex ostomy bags, skin barriers, wafers, convex ostomy systems, convex ostomy supplies.

Convexity in Ostomy Appliances exists to provide optimal peristomal seal. A stoma can have uneven sh... read more ...

Ostomy

Ostomy Bags: Drainable, Closed, Two-Piece, and One-Piece

Before being discharged from the hospital, it is important that an ostomy nurse help you choose an a... read more ...

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Ostomy Glossary

Glossary... read more ...

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Ostomy Stoma Noise Supression, Causes, Stoma Noise Elimination

Growling or gas sounds from the stoma are quite normal, but might be embarrassing and distracting in... read more ...

Colostomy

Types of Colostomy

A Colostomy will differ depending on the section of the colon that is dissected. The are three types... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

What is a Parastomal Hernia?

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion or displacement of intestine through a weak area, or defect. Hern... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

Incisional Hernias occur after Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Urostomy surgery

An incisional hernia develops as a result of your ostomy surgery. It consists on part of the intesti... read more ...

Colostomy

Colostomy Irrigation

Colostomy irrigation is a way for some colostomy patients to evacuate stool through a water enema pe... read more ...

Quotes

Quotes

Urostomy

Urostomy And Urinary Tract Infections

Your body’s natural filtering system functions by disposing of urine through the urinary tract. Peop... read more ...

Ileostomy

Ileostomy Information

-In the average, daily waste is close to a pint.... read more ...

Urostomy

Urostomy and Acidic Urine

People with an urostomy must aim for a rather acidic urine. Acidic urine is desired when having an u... read more ...

Intimacy

Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery

It is normal to feel self-conscious after undergoing ostomy surgery. Most people confide that they e... read more ...

Ostomy and Exercise

Parastomal Hernia Belts and Sports

An ostomy support belt or a parastomal hernia belt is designed solely for ostomy patients. It may he... read more ...

Ostomy and Exercise

Food Intake and Sports with an Ostomy

Ostomy patients (Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy) who are into grueling sport activities, must aim fo... read more ...

Ostomy and Exercise

Exercising and Hydrating with an Ostomy

As ostomates, you are susceptible to excessive liquid loss. Since physical activity heighten this fa... read more ...

Ostomy and Exercise

Ostomy: Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy and beginning Sports

Sports offer great benefits to Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy patients alike. Aside from the obvi... read more ...

Ostomy and Exercise

Exercises with an Ostomy

There exists a positive correlation between weight bearing exercises and bone density. Particularly ... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Recipes

Ostomy patients must maintain a well balanced diet including vegetables, fruits, dairy products, mea... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Diet Pictionary

Foods have different meanings for Ostomates. The following Pictionary might help you on your daily d... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Food Journal

A food diary is an effective way to manage food intake. If you experience diarrhea, drowsiness, naus... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Reactions to Food with an Ostomy

It is very important for ostomates to be aware of all reactions from the foods they ingest. The sect... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Fluids and Electrolytes with an Ostomy

Electrolytes are ionic mineral solutions that transmit electricity. Electrolyte balance refers to th... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Key Nutrients for Ostomates

Ostomy patients need a balanced diet. You need a mix of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and ... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Vitamins and Minerals with an Ostomy

Vitamins and minerals are vital to the proper functioning of our bodies. A balanced diet is the safe... read more ...

Ostomy Diet

Suggested Ostomy Food Groups

As an ostomy patient (colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy), you may in moderation enjoy most recipes.... read more ...

Ostomy

Ostomy and Ostomy Bags History

Bowel blockages were usually fatal up to the latter part of the 18th century. Doctors' surgical know... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

Incidence of Parastomal Hernias and Incisional Hernias

An incisional hernia may develop after any surgical procedure requiring surgical "incisions". A para... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

Parastomal Hernia Repair

There are different options for open surgical parastomal hernia repair. Your surgeon will select one... read more ...

Parastomal Hernia

For Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy patients Laparoscopic Parastomal and Incisional Hernia repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a new, less-invasive, and safer procedure that may be used for incisio... read more ...

Urostomy

What is a Urostomy?

The word urostomy derives from the Greek words ouran (urine) and stoma (opening). A urostomy or urin... read more ...

Ileostomy

What is an Ileostomy?

An ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the small intestine is detached from the large intestine.... read more ...

Colostomy

What is a Colostomy?

A colostomy is type of ostomy bowel diversion. It is a surgical procedure that involves partially re... read more ...

Ostomy

What is an Ostomy?

An ostomy is a temporary or permanent surgical opening made in the abdominal wall. The opening occur... read more ...

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Ostomy Bag Changing Frequency

There is no universal agreement on this. Ostomy patients are known to change their ostomy bags anywh... read more ...

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