colostomy bag


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bag

 [bag]
a flexible container; see also pocket, pouch and sac.
colostomy bag a receptacle worn over the stoma by a colostomy patient, to receive the fecal discharge.
Douglas bag a receptacle for the collection of exhaled air, permitting measurement of respiratory gases; typically used to measure dead space to tidal volume ratio (VD/VT).
ileostomy bag any of various plastic or latex pouches attached to the stoma either for collection of fecal material as a continent ileal reservoir or for collection of urine as a neobladder.
micturition bag a receptacle used for urine by ambulatory patients with urinary incontinence.
Politzer bag a soft bag of rubber for inflating the eustachian tube.
bag of waters popular name for the amniotic sac.

co·los·to·my bag

a bag worn over a surgically produced connection between the colon and the skin to collect feces.

colostomy bag

n.
A receptacle worn over the stoma to collect feces following a colostomy.

co·los·to·my bag

(kō-los'tŏ-mē bag)
A bag worn over an artificial anus to collect feces.
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Eoghan, now 11, had to endure surgery after his bowel tore and will need a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.
The victim needed emergency surgery and had to be fitted with a colostomy bag.
I had a life-saving operation last year which has left me with a colostomy bag.
A FATHER-OF-TWO forced to wear a colostomy bag he no longer needs, says a two-year wait for surgery to remove the bag will cost almost as much as the operation itself.
A RYANAIR passenger has told of her disgust after she was refused permission to bring a medical kit for her colostomy bag on a flight.
But the hospital has suffered fierce criticism following a series of reports about poor treatment and a claim an 18-year-old soldier spent a night lying in his faeces after staff allowed his colostomy bag to overflow.
Twenty three years later, Ian still has the colostomy bag.
Having had ulcerative colitis since her early 20s, a disease which restricted her diet and activities as she would get sudden chronic urges to go to the toilet, she had dreaded a colostomy bag.
who would bet on the volume of a colostomy bag, making money remains the sole objective.
Kevin, from Barmouth, who is registered disabled and has suffered from cancer for the past three years, visited the public toilets in a Colwyn Bay car park on September 18 to change his colostomy bag.
One woman whose brother uses a colostomy bag said she was `very disappointed' at what Kennedy had said.
He had a colostomy bag attached to his right side throughout the spring because of drainage from the wound.