Canterbury Ostomy Society - Tips & Advice - Canterbury, New Zealand

Tips & Advice

The aim of this section is to try and give you as much information as possible regarding ileostomy, colostomy and urostomy surgery. If you have anything you'd like to add, please use the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.

Pouch Changes - How Often? - This question is among those most frequently asked, particulary by ileostomates and urostomy patients. Like any other question, there is no one answer that applies to all ostomates.

Travelling tips for Colostomy - A few pointers on what information you need to know about your ostomy product as well as important maintenance tips to ensure your travel is made comfortable.

Avoiding Leakage - Common causes of leakage. A list of the most common problems with suggestions of handling them.

Fixing a leak - Some practical solutions for makeshift repairs in order to buy you enough time to get home and change.


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