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Living with a stoma

It’s thought that more than 25,000 people undergo stoma surgery each year. This is when a small opening is created on the surface of the abdomen to divert the flow of faeces and/or urine.

Whatever type of stoma you have, you will want to get your life back to normal after surgery. The discreet and efficient design of products mean there is no reason why you cannot continue to do all the things you did before.

Over these pages, you’ll find information and practical advice on everyday life with a stoma.

Why people have a stoma

The most common underlying conditions resulting in stoma formation are colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

 

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