What are causes for ostomy surgery?

What are causes for ostomy surgery?

An ostomy is typically the result of an operation to remove disease or injury affecting the digestive or urinary system.

There are a variety of medical conditions that may result in an ostomy surgery. It can be the result of surgery to remove disease such as with cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, however, it can also be the result of a bowel obstruction, urinary or stool incontinence or an injury to the digestive or urinary system.

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What can cause a urostomy?

The most common cause for a urostomy is cancer-related bladder removal. A urostomy can, however, also be caused by trauma or accidental damage, severe kidney disease, urinary incontinence or surgical complications as a result of pelvic or abdominal surgery.

What can cause an ileostomy?

An ileostomy is necessary when the small intestine is damaged, or if it has been removed due to cancer or injury. Other causes for an ileostomy may include Crohn's disease, Diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and tumors causing blockage of the intestine. A temporary ileostomy may be necessary if the small intestine needs to heal after an operation.

What can cause a colostomy?

Colon/rectal cancer is a common cause for a colostomy. Part of the large intestine need to be removed and a colostomy is required. Other medical conditions could include inflammatory bowel disease, injury or stool incontinence. A temporary colostomy may be necessary if the large intestine needs to heal after an operation.


Information from Coloplast Care is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and should not be interpreted to contain treatment recommendations.
You should rely on the healthcare professional who knows your individual history for personal medical advice and diagnosis.

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