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Is transanal/rectal irrigation suitable for me?

Transanal irrigation, or TAI as it is often known is a suitable management option for many people with bowel problems. However, there are some conditions that make irrigation unsuitable or unsafe to use and others where it should be used with caution and with careful consideration and monitoring. Some situations require further investigation to exclude…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

An introduction to Transanal/Rectal Irrigation

Transanal, or rectal irrigation as it is sometimes known, is a process of introducing water into the rectum (back passage), to initiate a bowel movement (poo). It is a way of helping people who have problems with their bowels such as: Constipation - difficulty opening your bowels or infrequent, hard to pass bowel movements Neurogenic…

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Categories: Care Advice By: GoldCare

COVID 19 – Our Tips for Ensuring You Stay Safe and Well as an Ostomate

We hope you are all staying safe and well during these difficult times! Now more than ever it’s vital that we all work together and prioritise our health above anything else. We must all ensure that we are following the government’s rules and only leave the house when it is absolutely essential.  To help you…

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Categories: Lifestyle By: GoldCare

Stoma Surgery – What to Take to the Hospital

A question many people have when going into hospitals for stoma surgery is what exactly should they take with them. The last thing you want is to be in hospital and wishing you’d brought something to keep you busy or to make you more comfortable. But fear not, below we’ve got some of the essential…

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World IBD Day 2019 | Raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

World IBD Day is held every year on the 19th May and unites the world in the fight against Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Over 300,000 people in the UK are living with IBD and with no cure or known cause, it’s so important to raise awareness of…

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Categories: Community By: GoldCare

How will pregnancy affect my stoma?

Will a stoma affect my pregnancy? At some stage in their life, most people want to start a family and have children with their partners. Every pregnancy is an exciting experience, even if it can be a little scary at times! As an ostomate, you might have your own concerns regarding pregnancy and any problems…

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Categories: Care Advice, Lifestyle By: Goldcare

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