The patient has been to her doctor for unrelieved stomach pain multiple times.
After discussion it is determined that patient will need an ostomy. The doctor explains the difference between a colostomy and an ileostomy. Patient is also given information on urostomies. It is determined that patient will have an ileostomy.
A colostomy occurs when a part of the large intestine is diverted to the abdominal wall. An ileostomy occurs when the surgical opening is in the small intestine.