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Living with an ileostomy

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

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

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