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Colostomy irrigation is a method of cleaning the bowel by instilling water via the stoma at regular intervals. By irrigating a colostomy regularly, it is possible to avoid daily output and wear only a small colostomy pouch. This leaflet illustrates irrigation and pouch changing at home. Each step is illustrated with colour photos.

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Also included are irrigation advice and tips for daily stoma care. Irrigating a stoma should always be initiated and taught by a stoma care nurse. They can provide the necessary information, determine if irrigation is advisable, and decide when it is time to begin.

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