Unlike your anus, your stoma doesnt have muscles or nerve endings. So you cant control when you move your bowels. Instead, a pouch, called a colostomy bag, goes over the stoma to collect your poop when it comes out.
Can you still poop if you have a colostomy bag?
Since the colostomy has no sphincter muscles, you will not be able to control your bowel movement (when stool comes out). You will need to wear a pouch to collect the stool.
What is the life expectancy of someone with an ostomy bag?
The studies revealed the average age of a person with a colostomy to be 70.6 years, an ileostomy 67.8 years, and a urostomy 66.6 years.