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Discussion by a patient-layman for other patients of the psychology and management of colostomies. Specific topics include elimination by irrigation and by natural evacuation, and various problems (hard stools, loose stools, diarrhea, rectal numbness, skin irritation, gas in public settings, sexual relations). Chapter IX lists addresses of colostomy-ileostomy "clubs" in the United States and abroad.
Colostomy. A Second Chance.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1386_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1386.
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