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Choosing a bag for Ileostomy


Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:35 am
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I had an emergency Ileostomy May 16th. I was connected to a wound vac in my incision. My problem is that my 6 inch incision is only about 1 inch from my stoma. The bags that I have researched all are too wide and will stick to the incision which is not healed and very tender. Does anyone know of a bag that is narrow enough to fit over my stoma without touching my incision?

Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:26 pm

CAB ... the best source for your answer is your ileostomy nurse or a wound clinic that also does Ostomates. 
Ritz

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:34 pm

If you have to cut your flanges maybe if you make the cut off set it will fit.


Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:11 pm

A nurse specializing in Ileostomy just called and is coming to my house later today  Thanks 

Ritz wrote:

CAB ... the best source for your answer is your ileostomy nurse or a wound clinic that also does Ostomates. 
Ritz




Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:14 pm

A nurse is coming later today.  I’ll talk to her about it.

xnine wrote:

If you have to cut your flanges maybe if you make the cut off set it will fit.



Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:42 pm
CAB wrote:

A nurse specializing in Ileostomy just called and is coming to my house later today  Thanks 




Perfect ...they will get you fitted the best 

Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:48 pm

CAB:  I had an analagous problem last year:  an open sore from a hair follicle close to my stoma.  My ostomy nurse gave me a product that was great:  OPTICELL AG, silver antibacterial gelling fiber wound dressing by Medline.  I'd just cut a small piece to place over the wound, then put my skin barrier right on top of it.  The wound healed.  Ask your ostomy nurse about this product.

Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:47 pm

Have you tried trimming one side? May work if barrier device wide enough. Hope you get the help you need 

Eddie

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