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stoma

[sto-muh] an opening, especially an opening in the abdominal wall made by surgery to allow elimination of body waste. See also colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy.

Ostomies

... Ostomies. An ostomy (or stoma) is a surgical opening made in the skin
as a way for waste products to leave the body. An ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/index

Colostomy: A Guide

... fold your arms across your belly so that your forearm rests over your stoma.
This will muffle most sounds. Check with your ostomy nurse about ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002823-pdf.pdf

Urostomy: A Guide

... a large irritated area that does not go away in a few days, or crusty skin around
the stoma (called encrustation), contact your doctor or ostomy nurse. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002931-pdf.pdf

Ileostomy: A Guide

... fold your arms across your belly so that your forearm rests over your stoma.
This will muffle most sounds. Check with your ostomy nurse about ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002870-pdf.pdf

Colostomy problems

... little to no output, or gas from your stoma the intestine could be blocked (the
medical word is obstructed). Call your doctor or ostomy nurse right ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/colostomyguide/colostomy-problems

Special aspects of some cancer treatments

... Urostomy, colostomy, or iIeostomy. An ostomy is a surgical opening created
to help with a body function. The opening itself is called a stoma. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/sexualityforthewoman/sexuality-for-women-with-cancer-special-ca-treatments

Choosing a pouching system

... but they all do the same job – they collect stool drainage that comes out of
the stoma. ... Figures 8 through 15 show you some types of ostomy supplies ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/colostomyguide/colostomy-choosing-a-pouch-system

Special concerns linked to certain cancers and their treatment

... An ostomy is a surgical opening created to help with a body function. ... and sends
it out through an opening on the belly (abdomen) called a stoma. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinmen/sexualityfortheman/sexuality-for-men-with-cancer-special-ca-treatments

Urostomy management

... If you choose to wear an ostomy belt, adjust it so that you can get 2 ... you from
getting a deep groove or cut in the skin around the stoma, which can ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/urostomyguide/urostomy-management

Choosing a pouching system

... the stoma which can cause serious damage to the stoma and pressure ... Supply
companies often carry these special belts or an ostomy nurse can ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/ostomies/ileostomyguide/ileostomy-choosing-pouching-system