sex and colostomy bags

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marquis
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   Posted 2/6/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
hi i just recently met aguy he had told me he had been shot but not where now i know that colostomy bags are usually on the right are there any procedures where they are placed on the left if not what else could it be i mean i didnt c the area just a small bag it seemed  small while we were in the process of having sex and if it is a colostomy bag are their any side affects into having sex if your a man from medication or any other reasons i mean it happened 2 years ago i could ask him and i will eventually but i would like some information on the approachable subject any one with any ifo would be great cause it just seemed he had a problem with keeping it up n i know im good but im just curious if there is any side affects to sexual activity and if its on the left is it still a colostomy bag and if not what else could it be

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/6/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
A colostomy is usually on the left side...ileostomy on the right. There are ileostomates with their sites on the left, but that is usually after complications. There is an ostomy board here that could probably answer your questions better...you should check it out.

Sniper
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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Pardon my being frank, but, You have had sex with someone that you know that little about and your worried about ,,side effects from a colostomy bag ??????
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yellowfin43
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   Posted 2/6/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had an ostomy for 15 years now and it has no affect on sexual performance whatsoever. It's very possible that he was insecure about it and that could affect his performance or... some permanent ostomy surgeries require removal of the bowel and there is a nerve in that area that if its accidentally cut will prevent an erection. That's rare but does happen. I'm sure he would be much more comfortable with this whole issue if you just came out and asked him. He will most likely feel relieved that you brought it up and then you both can enjoy yourselves.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony


marquis
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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
rolleyes  what is a ileostomy is it the same thingas a colostomy and is it reversable ive pulled it up on line but it really doesn't tell me the difference now i know he got shot 2 years ago and i saw colostomy bags on line but the little part of the bag i saw it was pretty small but why would they do it on the left what is the difference or big deal is there any im sure but thanks for your replies honesty and is a plus but not harsh rudeness to so please any comments are greatful im not ignorant just uniformed and appreciate any positive feed back

marquis
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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
also i pulled up colostomy bags on line every picture i saw they were on the right not the left

yellowfin43
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   Posted 2/7/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Just curious why you are so concerned what side it is on. Does it really matter? My first surgery put mine on the left and my second surgery moved it to the right. And by the way, ignorant means uninformed. That's not a bad word. A colostomy and an ilestomy are for all intents and purposes the exact same thing. the only difference is a colostomy means that you still have some colon remaining and an ileotomy is when they have removed your entire colon and used the end of your small intestine instead. They look and function the same. I hope this helped.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony


marquis
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
tony well yeah just cause of the pictures ive been pulling up on line brings concern what side its on just trying to get some information on the subject cause we just haven't seen eachother since our encounter we catch up here n there but not a serious conversation he never told me he had  a bag until we were in the heat of the moment it wasn't that big from the little bit i saw but is it true that if its on the left its more severe and harder to be reversed than on the right so if you have been feeling like a champ for 15 years what happen 6 months ago hope all is well

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, you don't seem to be getting anywhere with your questions...a colostomy (made from the colon)is USUALLY on the LEFT side, and and ileostomy (made from the small intestine) is USUALLY on the right...I say USUALLY because there can be situations/complications that make the surgeon determine where during surgery. And, you can have an ileostomy and still have your colon, they are usually temporary...a colostomy can also be temporary.

UOAA.org is a national association for ostomates

not creative
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   Posted 2/8/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a suggestion- you may get more answers if you include some punctuation in your questions. I can barely read your question!
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yellowfin43
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Marquis, OHIO76 is correct. I gave you the quickie version. I was in remission for 14 years until about 6 months ago and the Crohn's disease flared back up. I'm doing much better again now.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony


marquis
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   Posted 2/9/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your replies it helped from tony and ohio76
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