oStomy Clinic

Surgically created orifices to exteriorize various portions of the digestive tract, and serve to temporarily or permanently protect other segments. This new opening, called a stoma, allows stool to pass directly out of the body, bypassing the affected or injured section of the colon.

In some patients the section of the colon that is affected may be removed. After a colostomy, stool will pass through the stoma, the opening in the abdomen, and will be discharged into a bag. Since you will no longer experience voluntary control over your bowel movement, it is important to be aware of the consistency and frequency of your discharge.

Wound care is one of the main factors for effective healing and thus reduces complications that are reflected in the presence of infection, prolonged stay, delayed healing process and pathological healing.

Frequent Questions

Colostomy: Through an artificial opening, part of the colon or large intestine is directed to the outside.

Ileostomy: In this case, a part of the ileum or small intestine comes out through the artificial opening made in the abdominal wall.

Depending on the collection bag system and its period of use, some bags are changed daily, others every 3 days, and depending on the chosen bag, they can be changed once a week.

Changing the bag of the collection system is easier at times of the day with less intestinal activity. If you do it after eating, we advise you to allow at least an hour to elapse after eating food when the intestinal movement has reduced its activity.

It is important to change the bag before the seal loosens or fluid leaks begin. Also the seal can be affected by: . Excessive sweating. Oily and moist skin. Weight changes that can affect the shape of the abdomen and a different collection system may be necessary. Feeding can cause watery discharge and this can dislodge the seal. Some physical activities reduce the lifetime of the collecting system, swimming, intense sports or any activity that makes the patient sweat.

If the ostomy presents: . Cramps or nausea for more than 2 to 3 hours. Absence of fecal matter for more than 5 hours. Downloads too liquid. If the bad smell persists for more than 1 week. Injuries or cuts to the stoma. Mild or deep skin irritation or ulcers. Continuous bleeding. Unusual changes in the size or color of the stoma. Any suspicious activity related to your ostomy.

Make your appointment for your first evaluation by calling: 322-143-95-28

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