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    Colostomy Pouch

    Colostomy Pouch

    Colostomy pouch

    A colostomy pouch (or bag) is worn on the outside of the body to collect waste that normally passes through the digestive system. The pouch is needed after a portion of the colon has been surgically removed.

    By Healthwise Staff
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal
    Last Revised August 27, 2012

    Last Revised: August 27, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal

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