Your guide to a better life with an ostomy

Your guide to a better life with an ostomy

Your guide to a better life with an ostomy

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Welcome to Coloplast® Care

Even though life with an ostomy isn’t always straightforward, your ostomy should never hold you back!

Coloplast® Care is a comprehensive support program that gives people with an ostomy personal support throughout their life.

  • what is an ostomy?

    What is a urostomy?

    If you are unable to pass urine naturally, a possible solution is to create an alternative opening in your body for the urine to be diverted through. This is called a urostomy.

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  • what is an ostomy?

    What is an ileostomy?

    If, for some reason, your large intestine has been removed or if it needs to rest for a period, you will need an artificial opening of the small intestine (an ostomy) for the faeces to pass through. This is called an ileostomy.

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  • what is an ostomy?

    What is a colostomy?

    If, for some reason, your rectum or a lower part of your colon has been removed or if it needs to rest for a period, you will need an artificial opening of the large intestine (an ostomy) for the faeces to pass through. This is called a colostomy.

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  • establishing routines

    Guide to healthy skin

    Apply. Remove. Check. By following this procedure correctly, you will be able to keep the skin around your ostomy healthy most of the time.

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  • before surgery

    Wendy: An awakening

    How Wendy went from never wanting a pouch to almost feeling sorry for people without one.

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  • travel

    Packing and planning

    A short checklist of what to bring and plan ahead of before going on holiday or other trips including many hours of traveling by car, train or plane.

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  • complications

    Colostomy leakage troubleshooter

    Experiencing leakage from your ostomy? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage - and what may be the solution. And if that doesn’t work, never hesitate to consult your ostomy care nurse.

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  • Need help finding the right solution?

    With the BodyCheck you can identify your body profile in 8 easy steps and get advice on relevant adhesives, pouches and accessories.

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  • daily life with an ostomy

    Clive: The first year of living with an ostomy

    Clive shares his experience of dining out and resuming to old hobbies the first year after his surgery.

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  • complications

    Urostomy leakage troubleshooter

    Experiencing leakage from your ostomy? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage - and what may be the solution. And if that doesn’t work, never hesitate to consult your ostomy care nurse.

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  • complications

    Ileostomy leakage troubleshooter

    Experiencing leakage from your ostomy? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage - and what may be the solution. And if that doesn't work, never hesitate to consult your ostomy care nurse.

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