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Stoma Clinic at BMCHRC

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Welcome to the Stoma Clinic at Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (BMCHRC), where we provide comprehensive care and support for patients living with stomas. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals who have undergone stoma surgery, offering personalized treatment plans, education, and resources to meet their unique needs.

Dedicated Examination Rooms

Our clinic features dedicated examination rooms equipped with specialized equipment for stoma assessment, wound care, and appliance fitting. These rooms provide a private and comfortable setting for patients to receive personalized care from our team of stoma nurses.

Access to Medical Supplies

We maintain a stock of stoma care supplies, including ostomy pouches, adhesive products, and accessories, to ensure that patients have access to the products they need for proper stoma management. Our team can assist patients in selecting the right products for their individual needs and preferences.


Patient Education Resources

We offer a variety of educational resources, including printed materials, videos, and online resources, to help patients learn about stoma care, appliance management, and lifestyle adjustments. Our goal is to empower patients with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage their stomas and live life to the fullest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Stoma?

A Stoma is a Surgically created opening in the body that allows for the diversion of waste products, such as Stool or Urine, from the Digestive or Urinary system to the outside of the body.

Why might someone need a Stoma?

Stomas are typically created as part of Surgical treatment for conditions such as Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticulitis, Bladder Cancer, or Trauma to the Urinary or digestive system.

What are the different types of Stomas?

There are several types of Stomas, including Colostomies, Ileostomies, and Urostomies, which are named based on the part of the body from which they are created and the type of waste they divert.

How is a Stoma created?

Stomas are created during Surgery by bringing a portion of the Intestine or Urinary Tract to the surface of the Abdomen and forming an opening, or Stoma, through which waste products can exit the body.

What is involved in Stoma Care?

Stoma care involves emptying and changing the Ostomy Pouch, cleaning the Skin around the Stoma, and monitoring for signs of irritation, infection, or other complications.

Can I still participate in normal activities with a Stoma?

Yes, with proper care and management, most individuals with Stomas can continue to participate in normal activities, including Work, Exercise, and Social events.

What should I eat with a Stoma?

While Dietary recommendations may vary depending on the type of Stoma and individual preferences, most people with Stomas can eat a normal, balanced diet that includes a variety of foods from all food groups.

How often will I need to change my Ostomy Oouch?

The frequency of Ostomy Pouch changes depends on factors such as Stoma output, skin condition, and the type of pouching system used. Your Stoma Nurse can provide guidance on the appropriate schedule for pouch changes.

What are some common challenges associated with living with a Stoma?

Common challenges may include adjusting to changes in body image, managing stoma-related odor, leakage, or skin irritation, and navigating social situations or travel with a Stoma.

Can I take a shower or bathe with a Stoma?

Yes, individuals with stomas can safely shower or bathe with their ostomy pouch in place. Special waterproof pouch covers or adhesive seals may be used to protect the pouch and ensure a secure seal during water exposure.

Will my Stoma be permanent?

In some cases, Stomas may be temporary and can be reversed through additional surgery once the underlying condition has been treated. However, some stomas may be permanent, depending on the individual's medical condition and treatment plan.

How can I prevent complications with my Stoma?

To prevent complications such as skin irritation, leakage, or infection, it's important to practice good stoma care techniques, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and follow your healthcare provider's recommendations for stoma management.

Can I still have intimate relationships with a Stoma?

Yes, individuals with stomas can engage in intimate relationships and maintain a fulfilling sex life. Open communication with your partner, along with patience, understanding, and experimentation, can help navigate intimacy with a stoma.

What support services are available for individuals living with Stomas?

In addition to medical care, support services such as support groups, counseling, and educational resources may be available to help individuals living with Stomas cope with the physical, emotional, and social aspects of their condition.

How can I contact the Stoma Clinic at BMCHRC?

To schedule an appointment or speak with a member of our team, you can contact the Stoma Clinic directly by phone or email. Our Stoma Nurses are here to assist you and provide the support you need to manage your Stoma effectively and improve your quality of life.