Question: Would you date someone with a stoma?

Sex with a stoma bag is very much achievable even if right now youre a week post-surgery and it doesnt seem like it. If you have a long-term partner, they should be supportive enough to understand that maybe even a few months after surgery you still dont feel ready to get intimate.

Can you carry a baby with a stoma?

A stoma also shouldnt prevent you from having a successful pregnancy and birth, although it is wise to wait a while after surgery and seek medical advice before attempting to conceive. Your stoma might protrude more than usual during pregnancy, but they tend to revert to normal size afterwards.

Are you classed as disabled with a stoma?

For those of us with a stoma and underlying medical conditions then PIP (Personal Independence Payment) may well be a thing that you may be able to claim. For those who arent aware, PIP is a disability benefit that can be claimed even if you work.

Can you swim with a colostomy bag?

Having an ostomy should not prevent you from swimming. You can swim or be in the water while wearing your pouching system. Remember, your pouching system is water resistant and is designed not to leak with the proper seal. Water will not harm or enter your stoma.

Can you go in the sea with a stoma?

Having an ostomy should not prevent you from swimming. You can swim or be in the water while wearing your pouching system. Remember, your pouching system is water resistant and is designed not to leak with the proper seal. Water will not harm or enter your stoma.

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