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Stoma

Stoma Care Welcome to our stoma care section. Here you will find helpful information and advice on looking after your stoma including skincare, travel, irrigation, surgery and the different types of stoma. The Bladder & Bowel Home…

What To Expect After Your Stoma Surgery

Straight after surgery What will my stoma look like? Don’t be alarmed by the size of your stoma for the first few weeks after surgery. Your abdomen and your stoma will both be quite swollen and your stoma may also ooze blood for the first…

What To Expect Before Your Stoma Surgery

Your Preoperative Assessment Depending on your hospital you will probably be offered a pre-op assessment a few days/ weeks prior to your stoma surgery. This assessment will involve a meeting with your surgeon to discuss any last minute…

Stoma Care

Welcome to our stoma care section. Here you will find helpful information and advice on looking after your stoma including skincare, travel, irrigation, surgery and the different types of stoma. The Bladder & Bowel Home Delivery Service…

Real Life Stories – Lauraine

Lauraine has IBD, which has resulted in an ileostomy and she also suffers from endometriosis and an enterocutaneous fistula. Here, Lauraine tells us her story and how she is learning to live with her illness.

Stoma Surgery

What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of flesh…

Sclerotherapy Injections

If you have been diagnosed with haemorrhoids (piles) you may be offered Sclerotherapy injections as an alternative to banding where the haemorrhoid is too small to band. This is a common conservative treatment for smaller, internal …

Intermittent self catheterisation

Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is used to treat bladders that do not empty fully. You will be taught how to insert a urinary catheter into your bladder by a health professional – this can be done in a hospital, clinic or at home.…