You may be concerned about odour and gas after your stoma surgery. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to minimise both of these issues, including changing your diet.
Are you worried about odour or having gas after your stoma surgery? These concerns are totally natural. The good news is that there are some simple steps and precautions you can take to minimise these issues.
Hints and tips to avoid odour
If your stoma appliance is correctly applied, you should not experience any odour from your pouch. If you are concerned about odour, please consult with your stoma care nurse. In addition, here are some tips that may help you avoid odour issues:
Facts about gas (if you have a colostomy or ileostomy)
Some people produce more intestinal gas, or “wind,” than others. If you experienced gas before your colostomy or ileostomy surgery, it may be no different after your procedure. Intestinal gas can result from swallowing air, drinking fizzy drinks, talking while eating, smoking, or chewing gum.
Some foods may also cause wind. These include:
Add these foods to your diet gradually and see how your body reacts.
Hints and tips to avoid gas
Here are a few ways you can minimise gas:
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