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In some cases of colostomy, skin irritation or infection can result from stool that leaks under the bag. A hernia can develop around a colostomy, and the bowel may become narrow. Taking good care of your stoma and eating a balanced diet can help you avoid these problems.

From: Living With a Colostomy WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 13, 2017

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 13, 2017

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