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Choosing the Right Size

25/11/2022
an illustration of how to measure a stoma ;

After surgery, your stoma may be swollen. As it heals, your stoma will gradually shrink in size. Because of this change in the weeks following surgery, it is important to regularly measure your stoma to ensure you are wearing the appropriate pouch size. Your stoma care nurse can help you measure your stoma and advise on resizing needs.1

Click here to watch the full video and instructions on how to size your stoma.

Ostomy self-management: ostomy care. Greenwich, Connecticut hospital Web site. www.greenhosp.org/dev/pe_pdf/surgery_ostomy.pdf. Accessed December 11, 2007.

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