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Anal Discharge

Question: I have a permanent ostomy, my anus and rectum have been removed. People tell me I can experience leakage, is that possible. Response: Not everyone with a stoma will have a discharge from the rectum. One of the most common surgical procedures resulting in the formation of a permanent colostomy is called an Abdomino…

Peristoma Skin Assessment Guide

Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Consumers

Having healthy skin around your stoma is very important. The skin around your stoma should look like the skin on the rest of your stomach. If it doesn’t, the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide is here to help. It is designed to help you identify some common skin problems, things you should do, and when you…