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Traveling with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy? Learn about special travel considerations for your ostomy type so you can be worry-free.
When traveling, you need to pay special attention to your unique needs, issues, and potential hazards. These can vary by surgery type. Below are some important things to consider for a safe, comfortable, and trouble-free trip.
Travel with an ileostomy
Dehydration is one of the biggest problem to avoid. Here are a few tips:
Travel with a colostomy
Gas can be an issue, even with small changes in routine. A change in airplane cabin pressure could cause it. Or eating unfamiliar locale cuisine can trigger it. If you have a colostomy, you can minimize gas by:
You can also use a pouch with a filter. These have a small vent that deodorizes and slowly releases gas, while also absorbing odor.
Travel with a urostomy
Consider these important tips:
View or print the full PDF booklet: Living with an Ostomy: Travel.
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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.
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