Results for: Colostomy

In Ostomies

What is a colostomy?

A colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall that is made during surgery. The end of the colon is brought through the opening to form a "stoma" Colostomy surgery is don ( Full Answer )
In Ostomies

What is the Etiology of colostomy?

A colostomy is a medical operation done to a person to create a newway to excrete solid waste. The etiology of the word is acombination of things depending on the patient's he ( Full Answer )
In Rectum

What is colostomy?

A colostomy is a medical procedure whereby a damaged part of thecolon is removed, thus shortening it. The incised end is left opento the wall of the abdomen.
In Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)

Pregnant and colostomy?

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In Intestinal Health

What is colostomy takedown?

Colostomy takedown means a reversal of a ostomy of the colon (can also make ostomies with the small intestine i.e. ileostomy) to restablish flow through the GI tract (stool go ( Full Answer )
In Ostomies

Can a colostomy be reversed?

This depends on the type and reason for the colostomy. Most colostomies can be reversed.
In Intestines

Do you poop after a colostomy?

No, not after because before the procedure you have to clean out your colon, intestines completely. You may pass a lot of gas afterward though.
In Ostomies

What is a colostomy pouch?

A colostomy pouch will generally have been placed on the patient's abdomen, around the stoma during surgery. During the hospital stay, the patient and his or her caregivers wi ( Full Answer )
In Ostomies

What is the purpose of a colostomy?

treat various disorders of the large intestine, including cancer, obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, ruptured diverticulum, ischemia (compromised blood supply), or traum ( Full Answer )
In Ostomies

What causes of colostomy?

the main cause is colorectal cancer but a colostomy may be performed as a temporary or permenant measure to give a part of the bowel a rest eg. in diverticular patches of the ( Full Answer )