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Support Belts

Question My Dad is recovering well from his November 2019 Ostomy. Being very active, he’s seeking a belt that we cannot find anywhere. The only belts seen are very basic. He’s reluctant to buy online, sight unseen.Any ideas where to locate? Any help is appreciated.   Response  Before purchasing an ostomy support belt/stoma guard, I…

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J-Pouch is not Working

Question I’ve had a J-Pouch for 22 years, with chronic pouchitis. I’ve been on Cipro for many years and have regular anal and top-end j-pouch strictures that need dilating. Long story short, my j-pouch is not working well and I’ve been quite sick for three months.  My gastroenterologist tells me that my best (and probably…