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Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Sometimes treatment for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and familial adenomatous polyposis involves removing all or part of the intestines. When the intestines are removed, the body needs a new way for stool to leave the body, so the surgeon creates an opening in the abdomen for stool to pass through. The surgery to create the new open ... Read on »
"Crazy Sexy Cancer," Colostomies, Doctors, and Everything In Between! by Tanya T. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 7:56pm I haven't posted in about a week now. My friends and I have been taking in and attempting to adjust to the passing of our friend Jason. I knew I would be posting this weekend and that Jason would want all of us to continue on - especially in the work of encouraging others with cancer. So, let's begin, for all of us and for Jason. ... Read on »
Colostomy needs a Jade Goody by Martin Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Whatever you think of Jade Goody, the media blitzkrieg of her battle with cancer has undoubtedly raised awareness of cervical cancer amongst young women. Jade talking about her illness has saved lives. Which is a good thing. But Jade wasn’t the first and she won’t be the last celeb to go public about their particular health problem. It seems eve ... Read on »
Papa's got a brand new colostomy bag by Martin Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm There are 13 tracks available in the iTunes Store with colostomy in the title. In the history of popular music gastric surgery is a subject songwriters have largely ignored in favour of perhaps more universal themes, like love and sex. So it’s good to see there are a few artists out there who are willing to tackle material that is not so obviousl ... Read on »
From the WTF? Files: Man East Colostomy Bag Contents by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 03 Sep 2009 2:10pm James Orr, 66, was on trial in Cincinnati, Ohio yesterday for robbery and kidnapping when he disrupted the hearing with an extreme act of grossness. Orr reportedly asked his attorney if he had any food. When the attorney told him no, Orr apparently put his colostomy bag on the table, squeezed out the contents, and then either ate, or pretended to ... Read on »
Things like this don't happen when you've got a colostomy bag by Martin Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Jul 2009 7:42pm You can always spot someone with ulcerative colitis in a shopping centre. We’re the ones who don’t look entirely at ease. We’re the ones constantly scouring our surroundings for toilet directions. That’s us with the twitchy, squinty eyes. We may say we’re just looking to see what floor HMV is on, but don’t be fooled, we know what floor HMV is o ... Read on »
Vitala(TM) Continence Control Device Gets 501(K) Approval from FDA – Big News for Those Who Have Had Colostomy – Qua by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 11:30am This is a product and subject that perhaps many don’t like to talk about, but for 8 hours an individual who now wears a patch has the opportunity for a few hours to go without as it is stored inside the body and released later.  When I say quality of life, the odors and noise that people who wear a pouch can tell you about is also a great enha ... Read on »
Treatments for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis by Health Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: 5-ASA agents Anti-diarrheal medications Anti-inflammatory medications by enema Avoid cold wet weather Azathioprine Barium Enema Bed rest Bowel surgery Colectomy Colostomy Corticosteroids Diet changes ... Read on »
Anal cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Anal cancer The anus is the name for the muscular area at the very end of the large bowel. It is the muscle which opens and closes to control bowel movements, and is where the bowel opens to the outside of the body. This muscle is also called a sphincter. The most common type of anal cancer is squamous cell. Other rarer types are ... Read on »
lessons from my mom by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:08pm With my mom’s birthday yesterday I am thinking a lot today about her influence on my life and about how close I still feel to her. I was fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with my mom as I grew into adulthood. We did not live close; in fact, we were many miles apart. But, we had a relationship that transcended distance. When h ... Read on »