⁉️What Is a Colostomy?
✅A colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall. During this procedure, one end of the colon is diverted through an incision in the abdominal wall to create a stoma. A stoma is the opening in the skin where a pouch for collecting feces is attached. People with temporary or long-term colostomies have pouches attached to their sides where feces collect and can be easily disposed of.
❌Colostomies aren’t always permanent, especially in children with birth defects.
👩🏻⚕️Conditions in which you may need a permanent colostomy include:
✔️a blockage or an injury
✔️Crohn’s disease, which is an autoimmune form of inflammatory bowel disease
✔️colonic polyps, which is extra tissue growing inside the colon that may be cancer or may turn into cancer
✔️diverticulitis, which occurs when small pouches in your digestive system, called diverticula, become infected or inflamed
✔️imperforate anus or other birth defects
✔️irritable bowel syndrome, which is a condition affecting the colon that causes diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and pain in the abdominal area
✔️ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes the long-term inflammation of the digestive tract
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