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An estimated 22,000 people have a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy operation in the UK every year.  Stoma surgery can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or profession.

What is a stoma?

Find information about the causes of stoma surgery, how an ostomy is formed, and basic anatomy and physiology.

Living with a stoma

Find useful information and downloads relating to practical stoma management and common lifestyle queries.


Contact us for impartial advice, frank information, and emotional support related to stoma issues when you need it, and where you need it.


Find ostomy support groups and other charitable organisations, and find out about the different ostomy bags, accessories and delivery services that are available.


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