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Life with a stoma


A stoma changes lifestyle to different degrees as well as to body image, and practical and emotional questions will arise associated with this.

A stoma is seldom a hindrance to resuming social life, but requires time to become accustomed to the change in bodily functions. Most can continue with recreational activities and work as before.

The patient should obtain training in stoma maintenance and hygiene during the first days after the operation. The patient should quickly start maintenance of the stoma.


  • Sigmoideostomy
  • Transversostomy
  • Ileostomy


  • Live comfortably with a stoma

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