Would you date someone with a stoma?

Despite many ostomates being concerned, it is possible to have a normal and healthy sex life with a stoma. If your new relationship is likely to turn intimate soon, it’s really important that you communicate with your partner to ensure that both of you are completely comfortable beforehand.

Would you date a girl with a colostomy bag?

Sex with a stoma bag is very much achievable even if right now you’re a week post-surgery and it doesn’t seem like it. Ideally, you should be able to talk about it with your doctor but if for some reason you’re not, as soon as you’re capable of jogging or squatting, your body is ready to have sex too if you so choose.

Can women with stoma have kids?

Answer: Having a stoma is not a contraindication to pregnancy and delivery. Most women with ostomies do very well during their pregnancy and experience no complications before or after the birth. There are, however, several things your wife will need to consider during the course of her pregnancy and after delivery.

Does stoma affect fertility?

Having a stoma usually won’t affect your fertility (although the condition that led to your stoma might), but you should discuss this with your Stoma Care Nurse or GP if you’re thinking about trying for a baby.

Can you give birth naturally with a stoma?

The good news is that a woman with an ostomy can have a normal labor and delivery. If your reproductive organs are undamaged and working normally after surgery, there should be no issues.

Can you live a normal life with a stoma bag?

For many people, having a bag or pouch attached to their body is a huge emotional adjustment. It might feel odd or even scary at first. Those are completely normal feelings, says colorectal surgeon Amy Lightner, MD. But know that you can be active, wear fashionable clothes and live a happy, full life with a stoma bag.

Is a stoma a disability?

Out of the 259 people who answered the chronic illness poll, 55% of them categorised their illness (the majority being IBD) as a disability. Out of 168 people who answered the stoma bag poll, 52% of them defined their stoma bag as a disability. These numbers are pretty close.

Does stoma shorten life?

Despite efforts to maintain the intestinal tissue and treat gastrointestinal disease, a large number of patients undergo ostomy surgery each year. Using stoma reduces the patient’s quality of life (QOL) greatly.

Can women have a stoma bag?

Both operations can be either temporary or permanent. Whilst both men and women can have stomas, an increasing number of women in particular are fighting to raise awareness about life with a stoma bag in a bid to normalise it.

Who’s got a stoma bag on full display for charity?

A range of people from across the globe have been snapped with their stoma bags on full display for a new charity calendar (June, Stefanie Allemong shows off her abs – and her bag)

What is the stomawise charity?

Stomawise, a charity for colostomy and ileostomy bag users, created the idea four years ago (March, Alys Mikolajczk can still fully embrace her musical side with her stoma bag)

What is a a stoma and how does it work?

A stoma is an opening on the front of the abdomen which is created during surgery to allow faeces or urine to exit the body via the stoma and be collected in a bag on the outside of the body.