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Should you do a colostomy irrigation?

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Colostomy irrigation is a way to manage bowel movements by emptying the colon at a scheduled time. Water is put into your colon through the stoma, an opening on your skin that connects to the colon. If you're a candidate for a colostomy irrigation, your doctor or a nurse who is specially trained to help people with colostomies will discuss this option with you while you are still in the hospital after your surgery. It’s a personal decision.

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American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 27, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 27, 2019

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