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Overview: A colostomy is a surgery performed to create a temporary or permanent opening called a stoma. A stoma is a pathway that extends from the large intestine to the outside of your abdomen. It helps solid waste and gas exit the body without passing through the rectum. People with temporary or long-term colostomies have pouches attached to their sides where feces collect and can be easily disposed of.Learn More
Colostomy surgery is performed if you have problems with the lower bowel.
You may need a colostomy if you have one of the following conditions.
You will be taught how to use colostomy bags correctly by the hospital staff. For the first few days you will be on clear liquid diets and eventually will have soft foods.
After Colostomy Surgery you should be aware of foods that cause gas. You will be advised to avoid foods that can cause gas like-
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