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Stoma care concerns

Experiencing issues with your pouching routine is extremely common. Fortunately, most of these issues can be solved with a few adjustments and can be very easily managed.

Within the world of stoma care there will be lots of words you will come across in relation to managing your stoma. So, we would like to give you a definition and understanding of what these words mean and solutions to help you live your bigger life.

Red or sore skin around your stoma is usually caused by leakage from your pouch and the output from your stoma getting underneath the appliance and onto your skin.

It‘s not unusual to experience some issues throughout your ostomy journey, especially in the early days but don’t panic. Fortunately, most of these issues can be fixed with a few adjustments and can be very easily managed.

Experiencing issues when applying or removing your ostomy pouch is extremely common. Fortunately, most of these issues can be solved with a few adjustments and can be very easily managed.

There is no reason a stoma should get in the way of everyday tasks and activities such as physical activity and sleeping, there are plenty of solutions to help you.

Red or sore skin

Red or sore skin around your stoma is usually caused by leakage from your pouch and the output from your stoma getting underneath the appliance and onto your skin.

Leaks

It‘s not unusual to experience some issues throughout your ostomy journey, especially in the early days but don’t panic. Fortunately, most of these issues can be fixed with a few adjustments and can be very easily managed.

Application and removal

Experiencing issues when applying or removing your ostomy pouch is extremely common. Fortunately, most of these issues can be solved with a few adjustments and can be very easily managed.

Extra Support

There is no reason a stoma should get in the way of everyday tasks and activities such as physical activity and sleeping, there are plenty of solutions to help you.

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