The ostomy pouch attaches to your belly, away from your belt line. It will be hidden under your clothing. The stoma is the opening in your skin where the pouch attaches. Usually you can do your normal activities, but you will have to change your diet a bit and watch for skin soreness.
What does a colostomy bag hook to?
During a colostomy, surgeons move one end of the colon through an opening in the abdomen. After the surgery, some people will use a colostomy bag to collect body waste. This can be temporary or permanent. The bag attaches to the opening the surgeons have made in the abdomen and is called a stoma.
Does a colostomy bag collect poop?
So you cant control when you move your bowels. Instead, a pouch, called a colostomy bag, goes over the stoma to collect your poop when it comes out. Whether youll only need it for a brief time or its a permanent change, a colostomy bag can take some getting used to.