How do I Flush a Stoma?

Answer A colostomy is a surgically induced opening in the colon. Colostomy irrigation is a way to regulate stool through emptying the colon on schedule. Irrigation involves instilling water into the colon... Read More »

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How to Change a Stoma Bag?

Patients who have stoma bags need to change them on a regular basis. They should follow the recommendations of their doctor or stoma therapist to determine how often they should change their bag. S... Read More »

How do I Ventilate a Stoma?

A tracheal stoma is a small opening in the neck that connects the trachea directly to the skin. It is commonly used in patients who have had a laryngectomy, but can be used temporarily to aid brea... Read More »

What Are Stoma Shields?

Stomata (the plural of "stoma") are permanent holes in the body a surgeon creates for a biological function. They are also known as ostomies, and surgeons can make them in many parts of the body. A... Read More »

How to Calm a Dog's Stoma?

Your dog's stoma is the entry point on the body that your veterinary surgeon used to operate. The stoma is commonly made with a scalpel, and it can be a very small incision or quite a large one, de... Read More »