I had a sigmoid loop colostomy about 1.5 years ago. Now I?m considering colostomy irrigation and have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

- An ostomy nurse said I should check with my surgeon as to the long term affect of irrigation on a neurogenic bowel. The nurse wonders if there is a risk of my bowel eventually not working due to irrigating. Searching prior posts on this site I didn?t see any
warnings. Is this a real risk?

- On Coloplast?s demo video they say irrigation should not be done occasionally it should be done routinely. My plan was to perhaps irrigate my colostomy occasionally. Is it really all or nothing? Anyone here irrigate occasionally?