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Facts About Your Stoma

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The word “stoma”' comes from the Greek language and means “an opening into or out of the body”. Every year, thousands of people undergo stoma surgery. The need for surgery can be a result of bowel disease, an accident, or a congenital disability; and can sometimes be a life-saving procedure.

Our resources will give you the facts on the different types of stomas, and on why someone may need stoma surgery.

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We've compiled a list of terms you may have heard, explained simply and clearly.

The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.