A colostomy is a surgically made opening in a section of the bowel called the colon. Other names for this part of the anatomy are the large bowel and the large intestines. Stoma is a Greek word meaning opening, you put the two words together “colon” and “stoma” it is easy to see how the name colostomy came about.

The following articles will guide and help you to understand better of how they are sited, if they are temporary or permanent and how to live with them so that you may gain a better quality of life.

Remember, just because you have a stoma does not mean it is the end of living but the start.

A beginners guide to colostomies

Bowel Stoma

colostomy a guide

Colostomy a practical guide. CV02

Colostomy care at home. CV02

Colostomy Fact sheet

Colostomy for fecal incontinence .CV01

Guide to irrigation


Managing your colostomy

Temporary Colostomy

The Transverse Colostomy. CV01

Understanding Colostomy. CV02

Your colostomy and you. CV01

Your Colostomy Explained. CV01

Your colostomy operation. CV02