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How do I know if I have Ostomy?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Ostomy. People who have experience in Ostomy offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

Do I have Ostomy?
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You will have had surgery and been advised either prior to or after surgery.

Posted Sep 8, 2017 by ShelleyMLC 2502
You would have an ostomy because part of your intestine will be pulled to the outside of your body and an ostomy pouch would be placed over it to collect the feces or urine

Posted Sep 8, 2017 by Laura 2001

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Ostomy life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Ostomy?

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Is Ostomy contagious?

Is Ostomy contagious?

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ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Ostomy

ICD10 code of Ostomy and ICD9 code

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Is Ostomy hereditary?

Is Ostomy hereditary?

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Natural treatment of Ostomy

Is there any natural treatment for Ostomy?

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Living with Ostomy

Living with Ostomy. How to live with Ostomy?

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Ostomy symptoms

Which are the symptoms of Ostomy?

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Ostomy jobs

Can people with Ostomy work? What kind of work can they perform?

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World map of Ostomy

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Stories of Ostomy

OSTOMY STORIES
Ostomy stories
i was diagnosed with rectal cancer at age 33.  Two young kids.  Luckily stage 1 so no chemo or radiation but I did end up with a permanent colostomy.  
Ostomy stories
Initially diagnosed with stage II cancer in Dec of 2009  with about 10 cm of my colon removed in the Sigmoid area.  No chemo or radiation was suggested. The Juravinski Cancer Clinic in Hamilton thought I was young and still fairly active and the de...
Ostomy stories
I was diagnosed with CROHN'S at age 14. It changed my life forever. Thirty years later at age 44 I have been through it all. Test after test , drug after drug , tube feeding , TPN , many many hospital stays and way too many IV's. I had a bowel resect...
Ostomy stories
I was 24 when first diagosed with FAP, but had grown up knowing I would most likely get FAP. I was the 3rd known generation to have it from my Mothers side and my Son was diagonsed at 18. However we had Genetic testing done to find out if my Grandson...
Ostomy stories
I was diagnosed with a condition called familiar Adenomatous Polyposis in 2005 after having genetic testing it turned out I never inherited it from my parents, I am the first in my family to have this terrible disease. I had hundreds of polyps in my...

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