Do you really have a "Colostomy"?? Sounds like you have an Ileostomy????
There is no reason to empty a Colostomy every 45 minutes???? Unless you have Diarhea?
I change colostomy pouch 1-2 times a DAY....
I hope this helps you.
I forgot to mention that it holds over 2 liters so you can look forward to better sleep - it usually lasts me all night, or at least more than 4 hours before needing emptying.
Good luck. Jackie
I, too, have a colostomy that behaves like an ileostomy. The doctors tell me that it's because many years ago I had ileo bypass surgery and I'm not hooked up inside like everyone else. As a result I have chronic diarrhea but only 75 - 80 percent of the time. It's the other times that clog up a regular tube, which is the problem general pattyn described. I hope this helps him.