Colostomy Bag Pictures: What Do Colostomy Bags Look Like?

Being told that you, or a family member, have to start using colostomy bags can be a scary and stressful time. In fact, you might not even know what this medical prosthetic looks like. If that is the case, some colostomy bag pictures can help with this transition. Of course, if you just do a blind search for the colostomy bag images, you might not be prepared for what you will see.

It is a good idea to start with how they look when you buy new colostomy bags. Here is an example of what they look like:

new colostomy bags

And the colostomy bags need a baseplate to connect to the body. Those look like this:

colostomy bag baseplate

Next, you might be wondering where a colostomy bag goes on the body and what it looks like there. Here is a good diagram for you:

colostomy bag image

And now, what it might look like on an actual person:

colostomy bag on body

Of course, you can find plenty of images on the web of people wearing colostomy bags. Just be advised that some of them images can be of a sensitive nature since some of them may show post-surgery images.