Patient Education Program
What You Should Know About Major Bowel Surgery
The Gastrointestinal Tract
Why do I need surgery?
A general outline of what to expect.
What is an ostomy?
An ostomy is when one end of the bowel is brought out through the abdominal wall, allowing stool to empty into an appliance (a bag).
An ostomy is necessary if:
IMPORTANT TIP: The ideal bowel movement comes the moment you sit, without pain, straining or bleeding. It's completed within seconds, and is easy to clean.
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