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Innie stoma issues- need help

Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:29 pm
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Hi- I'm fairly new with a colostomy innie stoma that is so retracted it looks like a pimple now in between my belly rolls. I'm having major issues with skin irritations, sores/blisters because the output goes on my skin regardless of my deep convex wafer. I have tried rings, protection sheets, cutting ring size smaller and nothing. Any suggestions from your own methods ? 

Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:06 am

How often do you change your equipment? Maybe changing more often could help your skin some by trying to keep it cleaned off more. 🤷‍♂️ 

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Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:48 am


AlexT wrote:

How often do you change your equipment? Maybe changing more often could help your skin some by trying to keep it cleaned off more. 🤷‍♂️ 

Right now twice a week per home care services . Tues and fridays . At first they wanted me to do it once a week but it's not feasible. 

Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:50 am

I started off with a coloplast but it was not convex now I'm using hollister two piece system. I ordered some samples recently going to try different things. So you are changing three times a week ?

Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:59 am


Newostomate2022 wrote:

Right now twice a week per home care services . Tues and fridays . At first they wanted me to do it once a week but it's not feasible. 

Changing your equipment isn’t a set in stone type thing. They may want you to change once a week, twice a week, or whatever. IMO, your body and your issues should dictate how often you change your equipment, not some home care person. The main goal should be no leaks and keeping your skin in good health. If that means changing more often, I would start there. Good luck. 

Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:24 am


AlexT wrote:

Changing your equipment isn’t a set in stone type thing. They may want you to change once a week, twice a week, or whatever. IMO, your body and your issues should dictate how often you change you...

Thank you so much 

Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:34 am


Newostomate2022 wrote:

Thank you so much 

You’re welcome. 

Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:29 pm

Hi all.. I'm not new to having a colostomy but I am new to having an end colostomy. I had a loop for 7 years but started getting hernias, 2 within 3 months half a grapefruit size but I'm thinking the 1st doctor didn't correct it, but anyway, my now new end colostomy dips in & very hard to get any barriers or just the flange to stick to my skin & it's up higher which makes it a little harder to see trying to put anything on. I was sometime changing 3 - 4 times a day because when my stoma would go off it just went right under what I had tried to use. I ordered samples of different barriers & flanges & I think I have found one that is working, a convex barrier ring (the round one). It is very tacky & once it hits your skin it's there. Hope I didn't just jinks myself. I'm only 5 1/2 weeks out from surgery so I'm going to give it a little more time then I will start back irrigating & fingers crossed, it works as good as it did before. So, Newostomate2022, there is hope. Keep trying until you get what fits, & stoma powder works great at healing your skin.

Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:46 pm


Pinkie pooh wrote:

Hi all.. I'm not new to having a colostomy but I am new to having an end colostomy. I had a loop for 7 years but started getting hernias, 2 within 3 months half a grapefruit size but I'm thinking t...

What’s the brand/model number of what works for you?

Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:32 am

Hi there,

Oh I am so sorry you have to deal with this.. I too have been dealing with it. If you have tried everything (pastes different appliances etc) I would go to the doctor and tell him it needs to be revised. 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:52 am

Kathy,

 I definitely would especially with having so many issues with having to change it all the time from leaking.

Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:27 pm


AlexT wrote:

What’s the brand/model number of what works for you?

89520/ Adpt Cera Ring Convex Barrier Ring, still haven't settled on a flange but this barrier ring sticks great.

Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:32 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Hi there,

Oh I am so sorry you have to deal with this.. I too have been dealing with it. If you have tried everything (pastes different appliances etc) I would go to the doctor and tell him it nee...

I would not want to have to have another surgery unless there was no choice & had to be done. I've had 8 surgeries in 9 nine years, don't want anymore...

Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:47 pm

I like the Brava "Skin Barrier Wipes".  They do a great job of protecting my skin from being compromised by any waste that gets on it.

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