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   Posted 12/7/2007 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I do not have a Stoma, but I did have a TC in March 2007.  I was looking on the internet yesterday and came across photos.  I wanted to see the supplies you use. Reading your post I wanted to get a better idea of what you are talking about.  
I came upon a photo with a person having two Stomas.  One on each side of the abdomen.  In which circumstances would a person need two?
I'm sorry if my wanting to know offends any of you.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The only reason that comes to mind right off hand is if person has a Urostomy and either a Colostomy or Ileostomy... I'm sure one of our experts will chime in too. But I can think of any other reason to have 2 ostomies.
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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy is right. For some of my greedy friends, one stoma isn't enough :)  Usually one ostomy is a urostomy and the other is either an ileostomy or a colostomy. I even know one guy who's had all three!  He started off with a colostomy, then had surgery for a urostomy then had his colostomy converted to an ileostomy later on. It's not very common but it can happen to some people.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 12/8/2007 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
that would be teh only reason i could think of, we have a family friend who has both, but he has spinabiphida.

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   Posted 12/10/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Peggy, Shaz, and Summerstorm,

Thank you for your replies. I appreciate the information.
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