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Colostomy Care

Colostomy Care | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

Visits from homecare nurses or ETs can help the person adjust to day-to-day living. Some people may find it helpful to join support organizations such as the United Ostomy Association.

What are the potential complications after the procedure?

Specific instructions will be given about when to call the healthcare provider. Skin irritation and infection can result from stool that does not drain properly. Diarrhea, which is the passage of frequent watery stool, may occur. Stool may also get backed up in the bowel and require manual removal.

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Author: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Reviewer: Linda Agnello, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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