An ostomy reroutes urine and stool from its usual path to a new opening on the abdomen called a stoma. Bodily waste is rerouted due to malfunctioning parts of the urinary or digestive system. For most ostomies, a pouch is worn over the stoma to collect stool or urine. An ostomy can be permanent or temporary, depending on the reason for the ostomy and how much of the intestine has been removed.
If you're living with an ostomy, turn to the board-certified ostomy nurses at Concord Hospital Wound Healing Center to provide compassionate and expert care for all your ostomy related needs. They will assist you with the physical symptoms associated with your ostomy, as well as help you make product choices and provide support to help you cope after ostomy surgery.
- Difficulty maintaining a leak-proof seal at the stoma edge
- Leaking pouch
- Parastomal hernia
- Pouching solutions
- Skin rashes
- Wounds around the stoma