A stoma is a surgically created opening in the body that allows faeces or urine either from the intestine or from the urinary tract to pass. There are three types of stoma: Colostomy formed from the large intestine, Ileostomy, formed from the small intestine and Urostomy, diverting urine via a section of the intestine.
Being well prepared can help you to know what to expect before having ostomy surgery.
The shape and depth of the area around your stoma may change with time. Use the BodyCheck to find out more about your body profile and how it affects your appliance fit.
A short list of terms and definitions related to your stoma.
Learn how to live your everyday life with a minimum of fuss by establishing sound routines for your stoma.
How to avoid leakage, skin problems and other complications.
Watch videos on how to prepare, apply, empty and remove your ostomy solution.
Before use, always consult the 'Instructions for Use' document delivered with your products.
How to live your everyday life with a stoma. Get tips on what to wear, going to school or work and returning to your old hobbies.
Learn why sport and exercise are good for both you and your stoma.
Learn how to adjust your diet and drinking habits because of your stoma.
Sex and intimacy are important parts of your life. Ostomy surgery should not stop you from enjoying your partner.
Going on holiday or just planning a weekend away? Get tips on travelling by car, bus or plane if you have a stoma.
Some advice on the emotional side of having a stoma. What to do if you're sad or depressed and how to talk to others about your stoma.
From going out on the town to staying home with friends, here you'll find tips on how you can make life with a stoma work in your social life.
We all have different needs and body shapes. That's why we have solutions and accessories designed to give you the best possible fit.
A step-by-step guide to getting ostomy products
Who is Coloplast? Get to know more about what we do besides ostomy products
Thorough testing and quality control are among the requirements that go with the development of each Coloplast ostomy product.
If you need to contact local Coloplast office, this list will come in handy!