After surgery the newly-created stoma is swollen and enlarged. The following steps must be followed for post-operative care:
Foods that can assist post-surgery to thicken stool and reduce odor are:
Complications that might occur after surgery includes:
It takes around three months for the abdominal muscles to heal completely after surgery.
The stoma surface has millions of tiny blood vessels which get exposed to air following surgery because they are not covered with skin. Therefore, blood may be visible when cleaning the stoma.
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