Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Colostomy Irrigation
Browse and register for related classes.
Colostomy irrigation is a procedure that gives people with a
colostomy more control over the elimination of waste. Irrigation stimulates the
intestine to function at a regular time and is generally done at the same time
every day or every other day.
In this procedure, an irrigation cone and tube are connected to the
stoma (the end of the exposed intestine), and irrigation fluid is flushed
through the intestine to clear it of waste.
People who use irrigation may need only a cover or pad over the
stoma and may not need a colostomy bag. Irrigation requires a health
professional's approval and guidance.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Share Feedback and Questions
View Quality Data
© 2017 Concord Hospital