Maybe it's me, but I notice an uptick in the number of blockage related posts............which got me thinking. Why would an ostomate be MORE subject to a blockage, rather than less? I mean, they basically cut our intestines and stick the open end out our belly. I would think that would make it EASIER for something not fully digested to exit.............way before it would if your intestines were connected to your ass. Not much digestion occurs in the colon, it's more of a sponge to absorb liquid...........so why do so many have blockage concerns? If something could make it's way from your mouth to your ass when you were connected..........how does shortening the length that said something has to travel to get out make it more prone to block you? It shouldn't. Now, I'm not talking about an underlying disease affecting your remaining bowel........then all bets are off. But I've noticed things that cause me to have a blockage aren't like the size of a marble...........they're much smaller. But I don't know why they would tend to get stuck unless there's some restriction that wasn't there when I had all my bowels. When the stoma is attached to the peristomal skin does that cause a restriction inside the bowel at that point? Just not seeing what would cause a restriction if nothing else is wrong. Might have to stick my finger up in there if no one knows the answer. Anyone??