Let’s start with the beginning.
This is a picture of an unprotected stoma opening:
The following is a picture of a double stoma, the poor guy really looks beaten up.
How a stoma bag looks on you. As you can see, it can easily be hidden below the clothes and one can continue having a normal life, he/she just needs to be a little more carefull. Here’s the picture:
An important thing to be careful about when you have to take care of a stoma, you need to watch closely how the skin looks like around the stoma. For example, it is good to look like this :
On the other hand, if the skin around the stoma looks like the next picture for more than two pouch changes, you should check with your doctor as soon as possible:
And one last picture for you, this is a more like a sketch and it represents a stoma resulting from a descending colostomy