Q. How many times a day would the bag need emptying? A. I usually change my bag every day.
Q. What complications can arise with a colostomy, eg skincare etc? A. Providing you take care of your skin, clean around the stoma area carefully, you should not experience skin problems. You can always use a barrier cream before sticking the bag on.
Q. If I had an overfull bowl now I might get AD would the bag allow me to empty more regular & remove the chances of AD? A. I occasionally get AD, even though I've had a colostomy. It used to be a lot worse, but then I'm prone to frequent bouts of AD.
Q. If I had a build up of gas how does it escape? A. Use bags that open at the bottom. Just unfold the bottom and squeeze the air out, then fold the bottom back up again.
Q. Is there any restrictions on foods or drinks? A. I wasn't allowed to eat for five days after my colostomy operation. It didn't bother me.
Q. Can a Colostomy cause AD with any complications? ANSWER ABOVE