Ileostomy Problems Daily Activities
Activities of daily living in those with intestinal ostomies include:
- Bathing and showering with an ostomy:
- The appliance bag and stoma are not affected by water.
- You may clean the stoma and change the appliance bag in the shower.
- Exercise with an ostomy:
- Avoid contact sports that might injure the stoma.
- Sexual activity with an ostomy:
- After 4-6 weeks, you can resume normal sexual activity.
- Prior to intercourse, the bag should be emptied and rolled up.
- Traveling with an ostomy:
- Pack adequate ostomy supplies with you at all times.
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