What is colostomy and ileostomy?
Q. What is colostomy and ileostomy?
A. They are artificial holes which are made in different parts of the gut. The waste materials from our body are passed through gut expelled at the anus which is more than 30 feet in length. If any part becomes diseased then large chunks can be removed and the ends joined together. If the problem is in lower bowel, rectum or anus, then an artificial opening has to be made on the front of the abdomen. If the lower gut is opened, then it is colostomy and in case it is middle gut, then it is ileostomy.