Sexual concerns in the patient with an ileostomy

Bonnie Sue Rolstad, Ginger Wilson, David A. Rothenberger

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Fifty well-rehabilitated patients with ileostomy were studied to determine long-term sexual concerns. Patients' concerns related to the presence of an external appliance, the significant response of others to the ileostomy, and sexual function following surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1983


  • Familial polyposis coli
  • Ileostomy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual rehabilitation
  • stoma

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