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Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:03 pm

It doesn't matter what product I use. I still pancake.  I have tried hollister & sensual. 
I lubrecate my bag in the hopes stuff will do down. Nothing works. .

Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:07 pm

I sometimes milk mine. I know that sounds weird ( BUt thats what I call it)

Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:38 pm

Dogmum,  I have a few suggestions. First, did you try irrigation? I know that was suggested to you in your previous forum post. I don't irrigate all the time, but if I have a busy day or evening planned, I irrigate the night before, and that gives me at least 36 hours with no output, usually more. There is lots of information on this if you look at Collections in the top right corner of this page, and also on YouTube. Second, I wear a two piece appliance, and that gives me an opportunity to open it from the top, and remove stool there. I have constant issues with pancaking, and I have found that is the best way for me to deal with it. I also take Imodium every day, so that keeps the stool solid. If it isn't solid, I have to empty from the bottom of the pouch, and rinse the pouch with warm water. I would also check out Vegan Ostomy videos on YouTube - there are lots of informative videos, some on pancaking. Good luck.

 

Laurie

Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Dogmum,

Sorry to hear of your pancakes issues as I have experinced my share as well.  What works for me is baby oil in the pouch each time I empty it. Not sure which pouch you use but try covering filter (if it has one) with sticker so a small portion of air remains in bag.  I blow a bit of air in mine after each dump. If pouch has no air it will cause vaccum suction effect and cause pancaking.  I also wear a stoma guard which keeps stoma from being squished and allowed to flow. Drink tons of water too that will help the output to be less pasty. I hope this helps you out. Stay well. Penguins7

Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Padfoot wrote:

Dogmum,  I have a few suggestions. First, did you try irrigation? I know that was suggested to you in your previous forum post. I don't irrigate all the time, but if I have a busy day or evening planned, I irrigate the night before, and that gives me at least 36 hours with no output, usually more. There is lots of information on this if you look at Collections in the top right corner of this page, and also on YouTube. Second, I wear a two piece appliance, and that gives me an opportunity to open it from the top, and remove stool there. I have constant issues with pancaking, and I have found that is the best way for me to deal with it. I also take Imodium every day, so that keeps the stool solid. If it isn't solid, I have to empty from the bottom of the pouch, and rinse the pouch with warm water. I would also check out Vegan Ostomy videos on YouTube - there are lots of informative videos, some on pancaking. Good luck.

 

Laurie

what is irrigate?

Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:55 pm
dogmum wrote:

what is irrigate?

Dogmum, you should read your previous forum topic from about a year ago, called "pancaking " in which irrigation was carefully explained to you. Good luck.

Laurie

Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:51 pm
dogmum wrote:

what is irrigate?


Yes I'd like to know also.

Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:53 pm

Drinks lots of fluids. I usually drink 2 full 64 oz water bottles in a day. I find that when I dont drink even fluids I pancake also. Ill usually get some warm water and just squeeze it into my bag to give it a good cleaning. 

Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Airio254 wrote:


Yes I'd like to know also.

Airio, if you click on Collections in the top right corner of this page, then click on Premium Content in the drop down menu, you will find lots of information about irrigation. Have a look at all of that, then if you have specific questions, feel free to ask them.

Laurie

Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:17 am

Dogmum

 

I had a difficult time with pancaking with my Colostomy.  It is a new issue for me b/c I had constant diarrhea before and after my colostomy.  My GI guy told me to take stool softner pills twice daily (Colace) and I had to take Miralax everyday to everyother day to reduce thickness.  It is the only time in my life that I purposely had to try to loosen up my stool...  I miss my colostomy at times.

Good luck

Clint

Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:42 am
Footie97 wrote:

Dogmum

 

I had a difficult time with pancaking with my Colostomy.  It is a new issue for me b/c I had constant diarrhea before and after my colostomy.  My GI guy told me to take stool softner pills twice daily (Colace) and I had to take Miralax everyday to everyother day to reduce thickness.  It is the only time in my life that I purposely had to try to loosen up my stool...  I miss my colostomy at times.

Good luck

Clint


Thank you.  I just started to do something I did months ago.  It help me again may help you.  I put one piece of Kleenex at the bottom of my bag. To open up the bag. This may help. 

Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:49 pm

I highly recommend irrigation if you have a Colostomy! It will change you life. Check it out and talk to your Stomas nurse. It is easy and gives you your life back! 
pup

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