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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I underwent surgery to have a colostomy bag fitted, before chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and then more surgery to remove the tumour.
My doctor said he had only taken mesh out of patients twice before and on both occasions they had needed a colostomy bag.
In 2011, Chris had a procedure to remove the colostomy bag and reattach the bowel.
After a total of five months in hospital, Mia was finally allowed to go home, with her colostomy bag removed last week.
The mother of one, who had a colostomy bag fitted in November 2014 after surgery for bowel cancer, said she doesn't like having to change her bag on the floor.
A small pouch, or colostomy bag, is then placed over the stoma to collect waste products that would normally pass through a person's rectum.
Vowles, 66, requires a colostomy bag for life and suffers fatigue and impotence.
Some patients need different clothes due to abdominal swelling or to accommodate a colostomy bag.
A colostomy bag then had to be attached, which she is still using.
In William Shawcross' biography, rumours are dispelled that she was fitted with a colostomy bag.
But mum Carolyn Wolinski, of Kingsland, Holyhead, says social services have now told her they will not fund his one-to-one care unless he has a major operation to fit a colostomy bag.
He must also wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his days.