Ostomy Odor

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Ostomy Odor Ostomy Odor can be a concerning issue for many individuals living with an ostomy. It’s important to understand that managing ostomy odor is not only possible, but there are several effective strategies to do so. First and foremost, ensuring a proper fit of your ostomy pouch is crucial. A well-fitting pouch not only […]

Tattoos for Ostomates

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Tattoos for Ostomates??? Let’s dive in… Today I’m so excited to bring you a controversial topic, which is the use of Tattooing over our Ostomy Scars. First of all, I am personally not a Tattoo person BUT… I liked so much some of the examples I found and bring here to you in case you […]

Living with an Ostomy

Living with an Ostomy - SIIL Ostomy

Living with an Ostomy Living with an ostomy can initially feel challenging, but it’s a journey many have embarked on with success and positivity. An ostomy, whether it’s a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, requires not just physical adaptation but also a mental and emotional adjustment.  Living with an ostomy bag is a unique journey that […]

Celebrities with a Stoma Bag

Celebrities with a stoma bag - SIIL Ostomy

Celebrities with Stoma Bags Some celebrities have been open about their life with stoma bags, using their stories to inspire others and bring awareness to the challenges and triumphs, this is the case of Celebrities living with stoma bags.  Their openness has been instrumental in normalizing stoma bags and showing that they are not a […]

The Ultimate Guide to Exercising with an Ostomy Bag

Exercise with a Stoma - Exercising with an ostomy bag - SIIL Ostomy

Exercise with a Stoma Exercise with a stoma requires careful consideration but can be a positive and healthy part of your routine. Starting with low-impact activities like walking, swimming, or cycling is ideal. It’s important to avoid putting excessive pressure on your abdominal area, especially in exercises that heavily involve core muscles.  Wearing an ostomy […]

Swimming with a Stoma: Everything You Need to Know

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Living with a stoma can present a range of challenges, but it shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying leisure activities such as swimming. Swimming is not only a fun activity, but it is also a great way to stay fit and healthy. Here’s what you need to know about swimming with a stoma. Types of Stoma […]


Ileostomy vs Colostomy - Everything you need to know - SIIL Ostomy

Ileostomy Vs Colostomy Ileostomy vs Colostomy is a common question, let’s find out: When comparing an ileostomy and a colostomy, it’s important to understand the key differences between these two types of ostomies, as they relate to different parts of the intestines and serve different purposes. An ileostomy is created by bringing a part of […]

The Emotional Journey of Living with an Ostomy: What You Need to Know

Living with an Ostomy

Living with an ostomy can be a transformative and emotional journey, filled with both challenges and triumphs. Whether you are embarking on this path or have been living with an ostomy for a while, it’s important to understand that it’s okay to feel a range of emotions, and that there is hope and empowerment to […]

Telling that you have an Ostomy

Living with an Ostomy

Telling people you have an ostomy is up to you. It probably makes sense to share it with the people closest to you. They will be concerned about you and your recovery. Sharing your experience with them, explaining what an ostomy is and what it entails, can be a positive way to express your feelings, […]

Children and Ostomy

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In general, the care and considerations for ostomized children and adolescents are the same as those indicated for adults. In most cases, ostomies in pediatric age are usually of a temporary nature, although there are cases in which it becomes a permanent process. The choice of device will depend on the location of the stoma […]


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