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Posted by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:49 pm

Hello everyone, I have been using the sensura Mio bag and I've noticed of late that I'm not getting anymore than 3 days use. Does anybody have better success with another style bag. Also does anybody shower with the bag on? Thanks so much.

Reply by Daanders, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:53 pm

I do not have these bags. I do shower with bag on. I use to tape plastic over it, now I have gotten brave enough not to.

Reply by lovely, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm

Hi Booters, I think time limit for bags is different for each one according to what kind of output you have and how often. I use Hollister bags and I don't have a problem taking a shower with them. I just dry them off with a towel. Good luck

 

Reply by Cplumber, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 pm

I use Convatec Natura Durahesive, and an Eakin Cohesive seal.  Shower daily and can go 7 days

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:59 pm
Cplumber wrote:

I use Convatec Natura Durahesive, and an Eakin Cohesive seal.  Shower daily and can go 7 days


Thanks for replying. I might try those.

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Booters wrote:
Cplumber wrote:

I use Convatec Natura Durahesive, and an Eakin Cohesive seal.  Shower daily and can go 7 days


Thanks for replying. I might try those.


What style do u use?

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:06 pm
lovely wrote:

Hi Booters, I think time limit for bags is different for each one according to what kind of output you have and how often. I use Hollister bags and I don't have a problem taking a shower with them. I just dry them off with a towel. Good luck

 


Thanks lovely

Reply by Daanders, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:43 pm

I towel dry also and do use the hair dryer

Reply by xnine, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 pm

I use Hollister 2 peice closed system. I shower with a shower curtain around me that I made  to keep the direct spray off. I often get 10+ days before I need to change flange.

Reply by honestabe, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:13 pm

Convatec for 6 years now! No problems! You had any blowout? Yes, shower with it! 

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:36 pm

Does anyone use the sensura Mio and how are they in the shower?

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:38 pm
xnine wrote:

I use Hollister 2 peice closed system. I shower with a shower curtain around me that I made  to keep the direct spray off. I often get 10+ days before I need to change flange.


I've been looking into those. I may try them. Thanks for your help.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:13 pm

I have used the Sensura Mio and now use mostly Convetec. I use a two piece and wear each flange a minimum of 10 days. I shower daily and In the summer, I practically live in my pool and have no problems. You need to cover the filter with the little stickers so water does not ruin the filter if you use filters. I use no prep or barrier rings. I do use the blow dryer on the flange and pouch. May help is stick better but it is a comfort thing. No wet stuff in your clothes! Lol I am just lucky and I seem to be the odd ball with having my appliance last so long. Hope you find what works. Our bodies do change on us as do the products we order. Sometimes thinking you have the same barrier and come to find out they have sent you a new and  improved version that does not work for you. You could just have a bad batch. That has happened as well.

Good luck,

Puppy

Reply by britathrt60, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm

Hi Booters 

I have used Convatec Natura bags and flange  for 20 years .never use seals just a bit of Coloplast paste around flange hole ..I get 7 days using them . Cheers. .Ange 

Convatec Durahesive Moldable Flange  Ref # 404593

1 3/4 in.   45 mm

Convatec Natura Drainable Pouch  Ref #  401507

1  3/4 in  45 mm

 

 

Reply by Booters, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

I have used the Sensura Mio and now use mostly Convetec. I use a two piece and wear each flange a minimum of 10 days. I shower daily and In the summer, I practically live in my pool and have no problems. You need to cover the filter with the little stickers so water does not ruin the filter if you use filters. I use no prep or barrier rings. I do use the blow dryer on the flange and pouch. May help is stick better but it is a comfort thing. No wet stuff in your clothes! Lol I am just lucky and I seem to be the odd ball with having my appliance last so long. Hope you find what works. Our bodies do change on us as do the products we order. Sometimes thinking you have the same barrier and come to find out they have sent you a new and  improved version that does not work for you. You could just have a bad batch. That has happened as well.

Good luck,

Puppy


Thank you so much for the info.

Reply by warrior, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:39 pm

I am currently "stoma testing" the Mio flip this month. Have been speaking to the sales person and I finally will get what I need. I did have some samples I used... one leaked within a day becuase I had no seal protector ring...  but the fishshaped design feels good.  actually it feels like like nothing it there..  its more flexible and fits a lot better then the straight barriers... it really hugs your body around the stoma. 

let me ask, are u using the  strips to hold it in place and prevent leaks?  they are "c" type adhesive  strips that go around the fish designed fingers..  let me tell you those things are wonderful.. shower, no problem.. I have it listed in my profile.  the part number by coloplast is....120700. they are THE SHIT! :)  willl need adhesive remover spray.   Warrior.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:48 pm
warrior wrote:

I am currently "stoma testing" the Mio flip this month. Have been speaking to the sales person and I finally will get what I need. I did have some samples I used... one leaked within a day becuase I had no seal protector ring...  but the fishshaped design feels good.  actually it feels like like nothing it there..  its more flexible and fits a lot better then the straight barriers... it really hugs your body around the stoma. 

let me ask, are u using the  strips to hold it in place and prevent leaks?  they are "c" type adhesive  strips that go around the fish designed fingers..  let me tell you those things are wonderful.. shower, no problem.. I have it listed in my profile.  the part number by coloplast is....120700. they are THE SHIT! :)  willl need adhesive remover spray.   Warrior.

Hey guys,

i have used the Y shape barrier strip! They saved me when Inwas trying to use a one piece Convetec that constantly leaked. With the stop, when the flange leaked, I still had time to get home or to someplace to change. That are wonderful but don't use the any more. 
Puppy

Reply by ileona12, on Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:57 am
lovely wrote:

Hi Booters, I think time limit for bags is different for each one according to what kind of output you have and how often. I use Hollister bags and I don't have a problem taking a shower with them. I just dry them off with a towel. Good luck

 


Hi Booters, 

I have had an ileostomy for 22 years and I always shower with the bag on and never cover with plastic. I use Coloplast sensura two piece drainable bags and change only once a week. I never rinse my bag with water, just wipe with toilet paper around the entrance and fold back up.Sometimes after a shower it is necessary to wrap a piece of paper towel to take up moisture before putting undies on

All the best ileona12

Reply by looking forward, on Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 am

hi i also shower with bag on  use a hair dryer to be sure it is dry

Reply by Joycrnls, on Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:00 pm

I try the mio bags here n there-meh.. Recently i tried the mio flip-terrible. My stoma is flush to my skin and i have firmness around it due to hernia repair with mesh. Its a contant struggle finding my personal best product to use. The mio flip seems to leak VERY quickly. Hollister is good but takes longer to dry after shower. Anybody have luck with any particular products for someone like me? I seem to not be able to use any convex; even soft convex without it pushing off of me so i need flat wafers that STAY STUCK without leaks...ugh

Reply by Joycrnls, on Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Daanders wrote:

I towel dry also and do use the hair dryer


I use a hair dryer too

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