Ask the Ostomy Nurse
Linda Coulter has been a Certified Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse for 10 years. In addition to working with hundreds of people with stomas, she has trained several WOC nursing students at the R.B. Turnbull Jr. School of WOC Nursing. Linda has presented nationally and internationally on ostomy related topics. From her home base at University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center, Linda is active in raising Ostomy Awareness, and works to distribute ostomy supplies to people in need throughout the world.
I had urostomy surgery in 2003 for bladder cancer. I have noticed quite an odor from my stoma and subsequently changed my urostomy appliance. Is that normal to have a lot of odor from the stoma?