What type of stoma do I have?

Gloria Jiménez

Gloria Jiménez

The first step to receive an adequate treatment for your ostomy is to diagnose correctly the type of stoma you have. This diagnosis will avoid the use of devices that do not fit properly, which could lead to multiple inconveniences such as leaks and unnecessary expenses, but especially, not to damage the skin around the stoma.

We distinguish the following types of stoma:

1. Flat stoma: Convex devices should be used, never flat.
2. Irregular stoma: It is recommended to use convex devices.
3. Elongated stoma: It is recommended to use one-piece devices, do not use two-piece or open devices.
4. Regular stoma: It is recommended to use flat devices.


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