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Ostomy Basics

Ostomy supply companies, ostomy associations, support groups, and general information for ostomates.

Do Men Become Impotent After a Colostomy or Ileostomy?
Many people believe that ostomy surgery will cause impotence in men. Any surgery has risks, but with ostomy surgery, impotence is not always the outcome.

How To Change an Ostomy Bag
Instructions on how to change an ostomy bag.

Discharge From A Rectal Stump
Many people experience discharge from their rectum after they've had ileostomy or colostomy surgery. What is this, and is it normal?

Ostomy Fashion Tips
Tips and tricks for dressing when you have an ostomy.

Potty Training With an Ostomy
Potty training is a difficult enough task for toddlers and the adults that are training them, but adults who also have an ostomy (urostomy, colostomy, or ileostomy) face special challenges when potty training a toddler.

Better Life Ostomy Belt
A belt that is worn around the waist and holds an ostomy bag horizontally against the body.

C3Life Ostomy Community -- Resources for People with Ostomies
A very well put-together site with a host of resources available for people with ostomies. Learn about relationships, travel, work, and a healthy lifestyle while having an ostomy.

Continent Ostomy Store
The Continent Ostomy Store has product for people with continent ileostomies (Kock Pouch, Indiana Pouch or BCIR) and continent urostomies.

Cymed Ostomy Products
Ostomy product company with a new approach and a revolutionary product line [PDF].

Hollister
Company which makes ostomy, skin care, wound care, and breastfeeding products.

MeetAnOstoMate.com
MeetAnOstoMate.com is designed to help people with an ostomy get to know each other and start a relationship. This free service allows you to build a own profile with pictures and videos. You can browse other members’ profiles and communicate with them via e-mail, instant chat, or video chat.

Most Frequently Asked Questions Following Ostomy Surgery
A great FAQ for new ostomates, from the United Ostomy Association.

Ostomy Software
Finding the right ostomy system is important and time-consuming. This site offers sofware that can help you to find the right ostomy products for you.

Types of skin problems
From ConvaTec, a guide to caring for peristomal skin.

Understanding Colostomy Surgery
Excellent information about living with a colostomy including skin care, foods that can produce odor and gas, medications, and skin care.

Hollister - Request a Sample
If you'd like to try a sample of one of Hollister's ostomy products, you can request a sample via their web site. Sampling is a great way to try out new products and find what works best for you. Ostomy appliances are improving all the time, and you'll want to know what the latest and greatest products are.

Learning To Love Your Ostomy
Do you hate your ostomy? Here are some reasons to be grateful for your ostomy.

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