Experiences with Cymed Ostomy Bags?

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luvram13
May 24, 2024 12:36 am

Has anyone used the Cymed ostomy bags? They use a micro skin application. I decided to try them with this month's order. The bag attachment is as thin as a piece of Tegaderm.

Curious to know how others found these.

aTraveler
May 24, 2024 7:40 am

You are a big risk taker using your order on something you haven't tested. When it comes to my wafers and pouches, I want to try samples before making a purchase. It's a non-starter for me because they don't have convex wafers. I prefer moldable barriers, which they don't have — I am willing to sample a pre-cut. Finally, I certainly need to know how long the adhesive lasts, if it adheres at all. This is the reason the main manufacturers supply samples; they want you to have a good experience with their product(s). I pray this works out for you.

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luvram13
May 24, 2024 10:52 am
Reply to aTraveler

Lol, yes, I suppose you are right. However, I only ordered half of my order as these. I tend to do half 1 piece and half 2 piece. I still tend to go between them. I like the idea that the adhesive patch is clear. I am supposed to be able to see my skin underneath.

Hisbiscus
May 24, 2024 3:19 pm

I've asked for samples from that company several times. They would email saying that they would send some each time and never did.

 

luvram13
May 24, 2024 4:16 pm

Huh. That's not good. I wondered if I could just add one or two rather than a box of certain things from my supplier. I see where I often have to choose one or a box. Maybe see if you can do that.

 
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Hisbiscus
May 25, 2024 2:12 am

My supplier doesn't carry Cymed. I'm with a smaller company. I get my bags I have now with a prior authorization, so I have 30 each month. I was really interested in trying them, though, because I like the Tegaderm-like collar idea. If they worked out after trying, I may have thought about switching suppliers. The ones I'm in now seem to stick very well, though, as they have an acrylic cloth-like tape border and a strong base plate.

luvram13
May 26, 2024 3:31 pm

I changed my bag this morning. I am trying the Cymed Microskin appliance. I do like how thin and transparent the Microskin is. I did use a Flowassist ring with it.

Hisbiscus
May 26, 2024 4:52 pm
Reply to luvram13

Let us know how these work out. I'm very interested.

luvram13
May 29, 2024 12:16 pm

Well, here I am on day 4 of my new Cymed bags. A couple of things come to mind. First, I love the Tegaderm-like adhesive flange. It was easy to apply and completely see-through. I do like that. The bag itself is okay. My supplier has a few of these becoming available now. I ordered what they had. I believe that this particular bag is better for an ileostomy than a colostomy. I say that because the drain is not as wide as other brands I've tried. I also am not a huge fan of the actual opening and having to open it to drain. The material on the bag is a bit on the cheaper side and very thin. All in all, none of that will stop me from using these again. I do need to say I did use a FlowAssist from Ostoform.

 

DebinRI
Jun 01, 2024 12:49 pm
Reply to luvram13

I've gone straight to Hollister for free samples and have never had a problem receiving them. There is a window in the fabric bags which allows you to see your stoma.

I used the Coloplast pouch one time. The inner liner was so thin that it caused pancaking and my first and only infection. Never again! I would recommend free samples, but would not veer too far off the grid as you are a new ostomy patient. Do you have an Ostomy Clinic nearby? Mine has been a life-saver. It's nice to meet someone close by. I am from RI. Welcome to the group! Deb.

luvram13
Jun 01, 2024 2:50 pm

I honestly am not sure how to answer this. Yes, I guess there's an ostomy clinic at UMass Memorial in Worcester, MA. I've never been to any "clinic" if that's what it really is. I also went to a Worcester Ostomy group meeting. Nice ladies, but I don't know. What does an ostomy clinic actually do?