• takedown
  • this is usually done out of impossibility to perform a "double-barrel" or Mikulicz colostomy, which is preferred because it makes "takedown" (reoperation to restore normal intestinal continuity by means of an anastomosis) considerably easier. (wikipedia.org)
  • stool
  • Some colostomy reversals leave the patient unable to control his bowels as well as before, and can affect the frequency of elimination and the consistency of stool, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Certain foods can help make the colostomy more manageable by reducing odors or making the stool thicker. (wisegeek.com)
  • digestive
  • Some conditions for which colostomies are performed include diverticulitis (inflammation and sometimes infection of the intestines), cancer, Crohns disease, intestinal obstruction and birth defects, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. (ehow.co.uk)
  • rectal
  • She was treated successfully for rectal cancer in 1994, and wrote a memoir, Second Act: Life After Colostomy and Other Adventures, about the experience. (wikipedia.org)
  • find
  • The predecessor of the Colostomy Association was the Colostomy Welfare Group, formed in 1967 following a pilot survey to find out if there was need for a national service for colostomates in the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • problems
  • Wondering if anyone else as with a SCI and a colostomy is having problems and what they have done about them. (rutgers.edu)
  • Several types of food, or parts of some foods, must be avoided in a colostomy diet to prevent such problems. (wisegeek.com)
  • usually
  • It usually is necessary to restrict certain foods that can make digestion more difficult or make the colostomy difficult to manage. (wisegeek.com)