Seeking Advice for Uneven Stoma Site

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sjassen
Nov 25, 2022 2:52 pm

On one side of my stoma, the skin is indented. This bag usually peels off on that side in 3 days. I use extra tape to keep it from leaking. There has got to be a better way. Any suggestions?

AlexT
Nov 25, 2022 3:03 pm

Do you use a barrier ring? Convex bag?

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Marco789
Nov 25, 2022 4:35 pm

Some people use a barrier paste for uneven surfaces... like Amber from Ostomy Diaries. Check her out on YouTube

https://youtu.be/g_NjNkMYZts

AlexT
Nov 25, 2022 4:37 pm

I watched a lot of her stuff before getting surgery and once I got my bag.

gentlejohn
Nov 25, 2022 4:59 pm

Agree, barrier ring and/or convex bag. I had leakage until I started using them. Theoretically you do not need to use both. I have found when I do my skin looks better. I change my ileostomy barrier on the 5th day and probably could go longer. I use Hollister products currently.

 
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Homie With A Stomie NS
Nov 27, 2022 8:10 pm

Use a convex pouch... Mine is the same, dips on the underside.... Convex pouch and barrier ring for extra protection. Then to be extra safe, I tape around the edges all around with medical waterproof tape... to allow showers in between bag changes 7 days.... A flat flange for you will not work.

Casper9
Nov 29, 2022 5:31 am

I have an indent on one side as well. I usually stick a bit of strip paste in the dent and then put a barrier ring on top, then my base plate (I use a 2-piece system from Convatec). It holds up really well for me. Might be something for you to try depending on how big the indentation is.

Casper