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Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:12 pm
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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
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:23 pm

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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Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:53 pm
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?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:01 pm

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

Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:46 am
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

Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:45 am

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   

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