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This is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding.

I'm a relatively new Ostomate... Colostomy Sept 2019 changed to an Ileostomy Jan 14 2020.

 For 2 months with my new ileostomy I was doing ok, trying different procucts to meet the need of a highly liquid & at time high volume output.

About a month ago after regaining about 5 pounds quickly I started having leaks... Before when I had a Colostomy with a thick output I rarely had leaks... a few but nothing I couldn't handle

until the weight gain (I was using a flange I really liked with a collar to fit aroung my oval stoma) now I had daily leakage & 1 day 4-5 leaks



Last edited by sarahdevorah on Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:25 pm; edited 1 time in total
 

After my day w/5 leaks (I mostly have a liquid output) out of frustration pain & desperation, I decided to try a convex flange & matching bag (I had Coloplast 2 piece w/the click in place) 

Guess what...? I used a barrier ring around my stoma, a cut to fit Coloplast Convex flange & the regular drainable coloplast pouch for daytime & ordered the high output for nighttime! Oh, & I always use the coloplast extra wide elastic barrier strips to give me added leak protection... I was getting 1 day wear & now I get up to 5 or more for the flange ... I change the bag almost daily but No leaks in 2 weeks chane

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sarahdevorah wrote:

After my day w/5 leaks (I mostly have a liquid output) out of frustration pain & desperation, I decided to try a convex flange & matching bag (I had Coloplast 2 piece w/the click in place) 

Guess what...? I used a barrier ring around my stoma, a cut to fit Coloplast Convex flange & the regular drainable coloplast pouch for daytime & ordered the high output for nighttime! Oh, & I always use the coloplast extra wide elastic barrier strips to give me added leak protection... I was getting 1 day wear & now I get up to 5 or more for the flange ... I change the bag almost daily but No leaks in 2 weeks chane

Do you not rinse your bag out and reuse it. Or is that you have a problem with leaking if you reuse it?

 

Have you tried using a belt?   1 to help everything get set into place after a pouch change.  2 to keep everything snitched up during normal day routine.

If you search Amazon ostomy belts I'll give you lots of options.   Most are available through Ostomy product supplier.

hope that helps. I will be praying for you.

Chris

 
sarahdevorah wrote:

After my day w/5 leaks (I mostly have a liquid output) out of frustration pain & desperation, I decided to try a convex flange & matching bag (I had Coloplast 2 piece w/the click in place) 

Guess what...? I used a barrier ring around my stoma, a cut to fit Coloplast Convex flange & the regular drainable coloplast pouch for daytime & ordered the high output for nighttime! Oh, & I always use the coloplast extra wide elastic barrier strips to give me added leak protection... I was getting 1 day wear & now I get up to 5 or more for the flange ... I change the bag almost daily but No leaks in 2 weeks chane

Hello sarahdevorah. Thanks for posting both the problem and the apparent solution to your problem. It is good to hear that you are experimenting with different approaches, as this is often the way to find what is suitable for our individual needs. 

One of the things that I tend to do when I find the time, is to browse though the 'Ostomy tips' section - which can be found in 'COLLECTIONS' at the top of the page. There are some fascinating discussions in there on all  sorts of subjects. 

Best wishes

Bill

 

Hi Sarah thats good news, taking control of the situation and trying differant things to find what works best in your situation, have you tryed immodium to thicken your output or differant foods, for me i take one immodium in the morning but then i also have a half of bannana and that has helped me.  good luck   

 


sarahdevorah wrote:

After my day w/5 leaks (I mostly have a liquid output) out of frustration pain & desperation, I decided to try a convex flange & matching bag (I had Coloplast 2 piece w/the click in place) 

Guess...

woot woo wtg so glad you found ur product....the barrier ring was my saving grace....

 

woot woo heres to a great leak proof Sunday.....

 

Hello sarahdevorah.

When there is a leak with watery output it is as well to identify whether the leak is from under the flange/baseplate or whether it is from the bag/sleeve in some other place.

Having recently experimented with a new type of baseplate from Coloplast, I was having small leaks as I rinsed the device. After meticulous scrutiny, I found that there were microscopic pinprick holes in the plastic bag where the baseplate touched it.  Looking at the baseplate through a magnifying glass, (and running my finger around the edge)  I found that there was a slight sharp edge where the plastic was moulded and concluded that this might be imperceptibly piercing the bag. 

The problem was easily resolved by taking that sharp edge off with some very fine sandpaper and making the edge smooth and round.

It is surprising how easily these bags are damaged by sharp objects and even unmanicured nails can have similar effects. I always make sure my nails and cuticles are manicured for that reason and because the same thing can happen the the sensitive tissue on the stoma if we are not careful.

Best wishes

Bill   

 

yes everyday but it happen to be  Sunday lol

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