Living With a Stoma | Dansac UK

Living With a Stoma

Having a stoma is a big change in a person's life. How you deal with it depends on your situation, and the information and support you need may differ from what others need.

Here are some educational resources that can help make life with a stoma better — before and after your surgery, and as you get back into your regular routine.

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Facts About Your Stoma

Get information on the different kinds of stomas, and on why someone may need stoma surgery.

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Recovery After Stoma Surgery

Learn what to expect after stoma surgery, and how to ease back into your day-to-day life.

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Life With Your Stoma

Get tips that can help you take control of your new life and live well with a stoma.

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Healthy Skin Around Your Stoma

Learn how keeping the skin around your stoma healthy can help enhance the quality of your life.

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Hear from others sharing their experiences of living with a stoma.

Ostomy Glossary

We've compiled a list of terms you may have heard, explained simply and clearly.

The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.