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I am a Newbie With a Stoma - What Do I Need to Know?

Newbie Information

Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy - Learn all you can about life with an ostomy. Use this information to boost your self-esteem and help you adapt to your ostomy.

Colostomy: What to Expect at Home - Learn what to expect and how to care for yourself at home. 

New Ostomy Patient Guide -  A publication from the United Ostomy Associations of America that is a great resource for new ostomates. 

Changing your ostomy pouch - You'll need to learn how to change your ostomy pouch. Follow any specific instructions your health care provider or nurse gives you on changing the pouch. Use the information below as a reminder of what to do.

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