• We're here for you

    IA is a support group run by and for people with ileostomies and internal pouches with the primary aim of helping people who have had their colon removed return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery

  • Supporting our young members

    Young IA aims to support our members aged under 40, and other young people, either pre-surgery or post-surgery, who undergo either an ileostomy or an internal pouch operation

  • Internal pouch advice & support

    We provide information, advice and support for people who have had internal pouch surgery, and for others who are interested in the subject

  • Enjoy the benefits of membership

    Join IA today to access visiting services, specialist advice and the IA Journal, a valuable source of information for both ileostomists & internal pouch patients

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Latest News

Forum Users

Sat 28 April 11:00: Forum issues resolved and forum is now available. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.…

Physical Activity Research: Stoma...

Have you got a stoma formed following bowel cancer and based in the London or Inverness (Highlands) area? Looking to get some quality guidance on physical activity?…

Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: a...

Background: We know that some patients have poor bowel function after surgery for rectal (back passage) cancer, a condition known as Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS). It is increasingly recogn…

Wearing a stoma bag is part of my...

We were delighted to see an article published on BBC News recently giving a balanced views of three people living with a stoma.…

Find your local group

IA is made up of local groups throughout Great Britain and Ireland. There is also a postal branch for overseas members.

Click the map for further information about your local group, including how to get in touch.