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Colostomy gas is different from regular flatulent emissions (farts). While you may be able to control a regular fart with rectal sphincter control, you cannot control when your colostomy releases gas. Nobody wants to release noisy gas or odors at the wrong time. This fear can cause anxiety, apprehension, and…

Q: I have had my colostomy for nine months. Everything is going fine, but it has been making a lot of noise lately. It can be embarrassing. What can I do? A: I am so happy to hear that everything is going well with your new colostomy. Just like anyone…

POSSIBLE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING A STOMA Features of a healthy stoma When inspecting a stoma the presence of the following indicates a healthy stoma: Stoma should be above the skin level. Red and moist stoma (pallor may suggest anaemia, dark hue may represent ischaemia). No separation between the mucocutaneous…

Learn all you can about life with an ostomy. Use this information to boost your confidence and help you adapt to your ostomy. It takes time to become comfortable with an ostomy — a surgically created opening in your abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave your body. Many…