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Can a person with a stoma go swimming?

Asked by talljasperman (18208 points ) April 1st, 2014

Would water get in?

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Yes you can go swimming. No the water won’t get in for the same reason the faeces doesn’t come out (assuming you’ve placed the stoma bag well – there is a bit of knack to that). You would normally use a special stoma bag that is designed for swimming but you can get away with a standard one. You can also get special swimwear with a higher waist band to hide the stoma.

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