Long-lasting bags: Hernia or product line?


Hi, I'm not here to advertise any product. But since getting a melon-sized hernia and switching product lines, I find myself changing ports and bags every other or third day to now often seven days, and tomorrow will be my eighth on this one port. I do change bags out of convenience when severe pancaking occurs, and it's just a pain to rinse out, which I normally do to my bag (just a personal preference), but that is not often. I never could have believed that anyone could last 7 days without a major blowout, but I'm living proof. Is it the hernia curvatures or the product line? Please share your thoughts. I am purposely withholding product info for right now because I'm interested in your experiences rather than a product discussion just at first. Plenty of time for a full disclosure soon.


I usually change my bag every 4 days but have gone 7 days before without issues.

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I went 8 days last week. When I changed, I saw no seepage. I use the Sensura Mio Click with a wafer. I was home and didn't have to worry about a surprise blowout. This week, after 4 days, I had a "feeling" that I should change. I saw that oozing under the wafer had started. If I had gone to work, I probably would have had an incident later that day. Trust your feelings, especially if insurance is paying for supplies.



I wish ... three days is my cycle and never been more. I do have some other products to test drive though .........


Lol... and I thought from the subject that you were talking about a cruise being at port for 7 days!!!

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I change bags every seven days. I am very lucky that I have had no problems.


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It took me 5 years and many blowouts before I found the right appliances. Good for you! We are a rarity.

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