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This is called a colostomy or ileostomy, depending on which part of the bowel is used.
I have had an ileostomy for over 15 years with very minor problems.
I had my surgery between 2001 and 2004, having had a number of bowel operations which formed a permament ileostomy.
Doctors also performed an ileostomy to help relieve pressure in his stomach which involved fitting him with a " bag " to collect waste.
There are several reasons for performing a temporary ileostomy.