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Living with a colostomy

Surgery to create an colostomy diverts stool from its normal route which may be necessary for various medical conditions. An colostomy is made from the large intestine or colon.

A colostomy is formed from the large intestine or colon and may be temporary or permanent depending on the reasoning for surgery and personal choices. In this guide, you will find information on why a colostomy is used, how to pouch an colostomy, and helpful tips on diet, travel and clothing while living with an colostomy.

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