Video: Body Image With an Ostomy

Laura Cox
Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
04/03/17  3:34 PM PST

In this video from Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, she discusses different aspects of body image with an ostomy, and the thoughts people may have before or after ostomy surgery. Laura speaks about the different challenges that come up depending on how old someone is when they get their surgery along with dating and physical attraction. She also addresses how to begin to accept your new body image and more.

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For the past few months, I've found my stool has been pasty and sticky. Please tell me what to do to prevent ostomy "pancaking" from sticky stool.
The first thing I would suggest is to make sure you're drinking enough fluids throughout the day.
Drinking fluids will help make stool less sticky ...

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