Female Ostomy Drawing by Paul T

This is the place to be if you’re new to the ostomy world. This website was born after I semi-unsuccessfully scoured the internet looking for answers to my endless questions about how to care for and adapt to having an ostomy. I hope that this website is beneficial to ostomates new and old, as well as future ostomates. If you have tips that you’ve learned on your adventure that you think would benefit others, I’d love to include them, so please reach out and help build a one-stop-shop for ostomy info.

An Ostomy is a condition where a portion of intestine is brought through the abdomen to the outside for the collection of bodily waste.  The term “stoma” refers to the opening where the intestine meets the outside world. The three main types of ostomies are ileostomy (bowel waste), colostomy (bowel waste), and urostomy (urine).

Male Ostomy Drawing by Paul T

This is the place to be if you’re new to the ostomy world. NewbieOstomy was born after I semi-unsuccessfully scoured the internet looking for answers to my endless questions about how to care for, and adapt to, having an ostomy. I hope that this website is beneficial to ostomates new and old, as well as future ostomates. If you have tips that you’ve learned on your adventure that you think would benefit others, I’d love to include them, so please reach out and help build a one-stop-shop for ostomy info.

An Ostomy is a condition where a portion of intestine is brought through the abdomen to the outside for the collection of bodily waste.  The term “stoma” refers to the opening where the intestine meets the outside world.

Male Ostomate Drawing by Paul T