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Colostomy Care

Colostomy Care | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

The person should be encouraged to talk about how he or she feels about having a colostomy. Questions about sexuality and body image are common. These can be addressed by the healthcare team. The pouch presents no physical reason to limit sexual activity. Some persons wear pouch covers, or smaller pouches, during sex. Concerns about lifestyle changes can be discussed with a healthcare provider.

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Colostomy Care: Home Care and Complications

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

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