Ostomy Network - forum, chat   Download our flyer          Advertise
12,049 members   110,586 exchanged messages   48,312 forum posts
HOME JOIN US LOGIN FORUM BLOGS HELP CONTACT US



 Search Members
   General Search
   Interested in Friendship
   Interested in Dating
   Advanced Dating Search
   By Name or Number
   Travelers' Search
   Find ET Nurses
        

 Content
   Blogs (1272)
   Goals (55)
   Latest Forum Topics
   Popular Forum Topics
   Events
   Classifieds (7)
   New Profiles
   Profile Photos
   
   Tips from Ostomates
   Spread the Word



 PRIVATE CHAT    
One-to-one chat with online members
Currently online:
3 members & 17 guests

  CDB3


I am a 48-year-old Male
Country: United States
Interested in meeting or talking to: Anyone
  Irishfly


I am a 38-year-old Female
Country: United States
Interested in meeting or talking to: Anyone
  TheDude


I am a 53-year-old Male
Country: United States
Interested in meeting or talking to: Female


 
Dating

 


 

LATEST FORUM TOPICS

happy Thanksgiving

Views: 51 Replies: 1

ANXIETY

Views: 147 Replies: 2

Ex-Ostomate

Views: 340 Replies: 5

discharge from bladder

Views: 207 Replies: 3

Illeal conduit, colostomy, ...

Views: 200 Replies: 4

What to do...

Views: 546 Replies: 7

Just for Laughs

    View unanswered forum posts

 
Na`Scent Ostomy Odor Eliminator  
  It's in the Bag and Under the Covers by Brenda Elsagher


Loading
Ostomy | Colostomy | Ileostomy | Urostomy | Ostomy Surgery & Procedures | Ostomy Reversal | Ostomy Tips | J-pouch
Clothing, Swimming & Ostomy | Hernia & Ostomy | Intimacy, Dating & Ostomy | Ostomy Pouch Covers | Foods, Diet & Ostomy


Drainable bags

Go to page: 1, 2, 3  Next

Welcome to the greatest Ostomy Community


  4,874 members interested in a relationship

  10,562 members looking for support

  110,586 exchanged private messages

  48,312 forum posts

  1,272 blogs

  66 nurses


Get support      Make friends      Meet someone special

MeetAnOstoMate.org


Forum Home Page -> Ostomy-related questions

 
 
Reply to topic   Post new topic Create your account  

View previous topic :: View next topic  
 bluejamiesmom





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Drainable bags Reply with quote

I am new to the ostomy world -- just had my surgery on Nov 14 -- still trying to adapt to all this.  Can someone give me some tips on rinsing out the drainable bags?  Am using them till I can develop some sort of regularity and I do not like emptying the bag and leaving all the mess in there for an extended period of time.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Back to top
 j-6





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What type of ostomy do you have? Can you use opaque pouches or non-drainable pouches?
Back to top
 ash1712





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i'm at home and have to empty my pouch i use wet wipes to keep it a bit fresher. I don't know if it makes a difference but i've done this since my first op.
Back to top
 coral
Nurse




PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really hated drainable bags, particularly when I was feeling nauseous and poorly post op,  and opted for a closed disposable system - just detached the bag a couple of times a day and threw them away without having to confront the contents!
_________________
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
BSc RGN RM FPCert
Back to top
 Xerxes





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, I do not know whether you will ever get all of the material out unless you disconnect the appliance from the flange which is possible with a two piece system. This, however, will require some source of water for rinsing. I agree with Ash's point.

X_
Back to top
 bluejamiesmom





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a colostomy.  Right now I am using the see thru drainable just for the convenience of having to empty several times a day and of not yet being regulated since the surgery.  I just hate being able to see all the mess that is still in the bag even after emptying.  I will probably switch over to the closed end pouch in the near future --  that is, if I can tolerate this other for that long.

I had just read somewhere that you could "empty and rinse".  Sounded like a big project!
Back to top
 bluejamiesmom





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I discovered the wet wipe thing while I was still in the hospital.  It makes a lot of difference.  I guess it would be better if the pouch was not see thru -- these are what I was sent home with from the hospital.  And they are good for the convenience right now.  Just thought since I had read these could be "emptied and rinsed" I would find out if anybody actually did that.  Thanks!
Back to top
 banshie3by5





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a mustard bottle type for risning the bag & Altoids for odor control, just drop two or three in after each emptying.  You'll get hte hang of it Smile
I used a chair to sit facing the toilet for months, until one day it wasn't an option (&the stall was too small for me to kneel) & I realized I could just drain it between my legs.
Back to top
 dulcimerman





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both urostomy and ileostomy the urostomy is no bother as there is a drain tap fitted and I change the bag daily the ileostomy is opaque drainable and i empty about 3-4 times a day   I only clean the out first inch of internal and fold it back up . this seems to work for me. However there are disposable pouches which you just throw away. I know at first its offputting cleaning but hey its your own mess and the ostomy has saved your life hopefully.
Hope this helps  Jas.
Back to top
 megalyman





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why worry about washing it out?  If you make a cuff and clean it with TP there is no smell or mess.  Do you use M9 drops?  You may need to use more than the bottle says (I do) but it really works good.
Back to top
 DH





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I  hated the drainable bags. But I had to use them when I got home from my surgery because I was still passing watery stools .I. just hated to drain.I never liked the idea of leaving stuff behind in the bag.And I just didn't feel clean.I am not sure what type of ostomy you have. I have a colostomy and I pass solid stool except when I get diarrhea. So I switched to a closed end bag that I just throw away after it's full.You may want to try them out depending on what type of ostomy you have.     Donna
Back to top
 Lecia





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this might sound grotesque but I take mine off the wafer and rmpty it through the bigger opening. Then I rinse it out with vinegar and water. Sometimes I have to use a used toothbrush to get into the grooves. I am used to doing this as I have had mine for almost four years. I also have a urinoscopy bag, so you can imagine what a let down tthat was. Just grin and bear it. It could be worse.
Back to top
 Guest





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to disconnect from the flange and rinse under the bath spout (high pressure hot water), then reconnect.  I could use the same bag for a few days.
Back to top
 Guest





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

                                 
coral wrote:
I really hated drainable bags, particularly when I was feeling nauseous and poorly post op,  and opted for a closed disposable system - just detached the bag a couple of times a day and threw them away without having to confront the contents!


I had to pay for my equipment, so throwing out the bags every time I emptied them, wasn't very economical.
Back to top
 AAirman





PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I had surgery not to long ago too, and still remember what you are going through.   I carry around a bottle of water (that I refill) and use that to help flush all the other waste out.  I think it makes me feel cleaner and better after finishing in the restroom.  There have been times when water is not available and it is kind of gross leaving so much behind.  When I flush out everything with water I feel so much better.
Back to top

 


   Go to page: 1, 2, 3  Next


G-ads




Other topics



Reply to topic    Forum Home Page -> Ostomy-related questions All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 3

























































 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

MeetAnOstoMate.org topic RSS feed 



Advertise | About us | Privacy policy | Terms of use | All forum topics | Ostomy Videos | Ostomy Supplies & Suppliers

Copyright (c) MeetAnOstoMate.org All Rights Reserved