An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the body that allows stool or urine to pass either from the intestine or from the urinary tract. There are three types of ostomies:
Being well prepared can help you to know what to expect before having ostomy surgery.
The Ostomy Check is your way of checking for some of the common issues associated with your stoma, your products and the surrounding skin.
Our bodies are constantly changing, losing or gaining weight, which could result in a change in how your pouch fits. BodyCheck is an easy, online way for you to check how well your ostomy appliance fits your body.
A short list of terms and definitions related to your ostomy.
Your child is not alone - and neither are you. We’re here to help you with any questions you may have about your child’s ostomy care, and to provide some general information about your child’s ostomy.
Learn ways to make everyday routines easy with regard to your pouching system.
How to avoid leakage, skin problems and other complications.
See videos demonstrating how to prepare, apply, empty, and remove your ostomy pouching system.
Before using, always consult the 'Instructions for Use' document included with the products you receive.
How to live your everyday life with an ostomy. Get tips on what to wear, going to school or work, and returning to the activities that you enjoy.
Learn how sports and exercise are good for your overall health and wellness with an ostomy.
Learn how to adjust your diet and fluid intake habits in accordance to your ostomy.
Sex and intimacy are important parts of your life. Ostomy Surgery should not stop you from enjoying this part of your life.
Going on holiday or just planning a weekend away from home? Get tips for traveling by car, bus or plane with an ostomy.
What to do if you wish to talk with others about your ostomy.
From going out on the town, to staying home with friends, you will find tips here.
While friends and family can be very supportive, it can be helpful to learn from others with a stoma. Our user stories aim to provide hints and tips about how others have approached living with a stoma.
We all have different needs and body shapes. That's why we have solutions and accessories, designed to give you the best possible fit.
Find out how to purchase Coloplast supplies.
There’s a wide variation in the level of reimbursement across Canada. Read more about the details.
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 ostomy product.
If you need to contact local Coloplast office, this list will come in handy!
Don't let ostomy hold you back in your social life – enjoy life with friends and family.
What to think about before going out for social events or an evening with friends.
How to approach problems when you are not in the comfort of your home
Here's how to find and meet other people living with an ostomy – and benefit from sharing your experiences.