The more that’s known before and after ostomy surgery, the smoother the transition may be for the patient – get educated today about living with an ostomy.
November 25, 2019 | Ostomy
After a person has an ostomy surgery, they’re introduced to a life with a pouch – and the patient or their caregiver may have questions. They may want to know how frequently pouches should be changed and the area around the stoma should be cleaned.
September 25, 2019 | Ostomy
Pancaking is when a vacuum occurs in the stoma bag and the bag sticks together, preventing the contents from dropping to the bottom. This happens most frequently with ileostomies and colostomies. When it does occur, waste remains as a pancake-like mass at the top of the bag, which can potentially block the filter, and the bag also can be forced off the body.