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WHAT IS AN OSTOMY?

Why Ostomy is Different from a Wound

WHAT IS AN OSTOMY?

Why Ostomy is Different from a Wound

People often mistake ostomy for a wound when in fact, they are not the same at all. A wound is an injury usually involving membrane breaking and tissue damage. At the same time, an ostomy is done to create an artificial passage for the body waste. The surgery to create an ostomy involves redesigning the body so that waste can pass through an opening called the stoma.
Ostomy specialists and care associates play a very important role in providing support to patients before and after they undergo surgery. Not only do they provide professional advice, but they also assist patients in finding the right products like wafers for their body…

WHAT IS AN OSTOMY?

Understanding Ostomy

Ostomy is a hole made through surgery that allows waste to leave your body without the need for it to pass through your intestines. To create this, your colon or a part of it needs to be removed. The surgeon would then bring a piece of your intestine through a stoma that looks red or pink. Instead of the rectum, the body waste would pass through the stoma, and a disposable pouch is placed over it to collect the waste.
Before having the surgery, your surgeon will find the best spot for the stoma. Generally, the surgeon takes a part of your internal organ and will connect it to an opening in the abdominal wall. It will take you a few …