Experiencing pain post-ostomy can be concerning and challenging. Understanding the potential causes and seeking timely intervention can alleviate discomfort and enhance well-being.
- Be vigilant in differentiating between typical post-operative discomfort and unusual pain.
- Monitor for signs of blockages or obstructions, which can lead to pain and discomfort.
- Ensure your ostomy appliance is fitted well; poorly fitted pouches can cause skin irritation and pain.
- Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to prevent issues that might cause pain.
- If pain persists or is severe, consult with your healthcare provider without delay.
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