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Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:20 pm
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I have contures around my stoma.  My stoma is an inny not and outy so I use a barrier ring.  I change my bag every 24 hours, which is better than the last product they had me using but still it's a lot of changing. Does anyone else have this problem and have you solved it?

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Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:26 pm

Hi G-ma,

  So starting with the basics..........are you using a CONVEX barrier?  Which barrier are you using?  The Sensura Mio Convex isn't convex.  I found that out when I looked at my samples they just sent me.  The overall shape is convex, but not the area surrounding your stoma........which is what people normally call convex.  You say you're using a barrier ring......which one?  They come in different thicknesses.  Are you using just one....or are you stacking two together?  Or do you use pieces of the second ring to fill in the low spots in your skin?  C57 mentioned paste..........do you use the paste with your barrier to help fill in the low spots in your skin before you put the ring and barrier on?  Let us know what you're using specifically.  Have you seen an ostomy nurse.  Your problem should be fairly routine to them, and even if there isn't one near.........they can still set up a Tele-pointment via your laptop or tablet and you can show or describe to them what's going on.  

  There are folks on here that change every day.  I change every other.  It's certainly not ideal, but not the end of the world either.  Ostomy products are expensive, so if your insurance doesn't cover them......it really sucks.  

 

regards,

bob

MBT
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:31 pm

Have you tried a convex pouch? It might help.

Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am

I'd check with a good WOCN. All the recommendations above should be considered. I'll add, try a supplemental adhesive as well, like Torbot or SkinTac.

Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:22 pm

 

  w30bob wrote:  

Hi G-ma,

  So starting with the basics..........are you using a CONVEX barrier?  Which barrier are you using?  The Sensura Mio Convex isn't convex.  I found that out when I looked at my samples they just sent me.  The overall shape is convex, but not the area surrounding your stoma........which is what people normally call convex.  You say you're using a barrier ring......which one?  They come in different thicknesses.  Are you using just one....or are you stacking two together?  Or do you use pieces of the second ring to fill in the low spots in your skin?  C57 mentioned paste..........do you use the paste with your barrier to help fill in the low spots in your skin before you put the ring and barrier on?  Let us know what you're using specifically.  Have you seen an ostomy nurse.  Your problem should be fairly routine to them, and even if there isn't one near.........they can still set up a Tele-pointment via your laptop or tablet and you can show or describe to them what's going on.  

  There are folks on here that change every day.  I change every other.  It's certainly not ideal, but not the end of the world either.  Ostomy products are expensive, so if your insurance doesn't cover them......it really sucks.  

 

regards,

bob

 



I use flat.  The convex did not work.  I'm doing much better now last two have lasted two days. I use one barrier ring, from Holister and we've discovered a way to make it fit my stoma better so the poo goes over and into the bag.  I love all the suggestions from everyone it has been helpful.  I went to the wound care nurse today and she said things are going much better.  The problem was I tried to tell them the convex wasn't working, they did not send a belt, but no one would listen and they wouldn't bring be the flat ones.  I now have everything I need and things are going much better.  Thank you.

Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:23 pm

 

  MBT wrote:  

Have you tried a convex pouch? It might help.

 



Yes and it did not work.  

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Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:20 pm

  

  Hi g'ma,

The lower half of my stoma is sunk inward and I use the convex 89511 one piece Hollister with half a 7805 adapt barrier ring on the low side below my stoma and it works well. I usually get 6-7 days out of it. 

Glad your finding answers that work. Keep us posted. 

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:41 pm

Hi G,

  Glad to hear things are going better.  It's nice to have some breathing room so you can collect your thoughts and think it thru.  Let us know how it goes!!

 

regards,

bob

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