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What you need to know about ileostomy/colostomy bags and stomas (but were afraid to ask)
Types of surgery for rectal cancer - Information and support - Macmillan Cancer Support
Anal sphincter injuries are uncommon injuries outside of obstetric practice — but they may cause disastrous complications. We present a case of complete anal sphincter disruption from anal intercourse in a 25 year old woman. Clinical management is presented and technical details of the repair are discussed. She had an uneventful post-operative course and good continence after days of follow up. This is one of a handful of reported cases of anal sphincter disruption secondary to anal intercourse. The established risk factors in this case included receptive anal intercourse coupled with alcohol use. We review the pertinent surgical principles that should be observed when repairing these injuries, including anatomically correct repair and appropriate suture choice.
The year-old has since been interviewed on TV, made international headlines, and encouraged scores of other people who wear colostomy bags to share their own selfies. These [inflammatory bowel diseases] are not conditions that people want to talk about as they can be embarrassing. A colostomy is a surgical procedure. A small pouch, or colostomy bag, is then placed over the stoma to collect waste products that would normally pass through a person's rectum and anus in the bathroom. Colostomies - and resulting colostomy bags - are used to help patients who have problems with their colons.
Normally, the bowel contains many nerve cells all along its length that control how the bowel works. When the bowel is missing nerve cells, it does not work well. This damage causes blockages in the bowel because the stool does not move through the bowel normally. Most often, the areas missing the nerve cells are the rectum and the sigmoid colon. However, some children are missing the nerve cells for the entire colon or part of the small intestine.