New Ostomy Solution: Suction & Vibration Device for Blockages

Feb 15, 2012 7:30 pm
I was researching blockages and looking for solutions when I stumbled upon this in the forum. Apparently, Salts, an ostomy supply company in the UK, is considering this new product. I don't know how far it is from being marketed at the moment, but it would certainly have potential, I think, to deal with blockages.

"The product they are thinking of developing is a little device which gently applies suction and vibration over a specially-designed stoma cap. After about 5 minutes, you take off the cap and put on an irrigation sleeve, and output should follow within 10 minutes or so. You put on a pouch for overnight use in case there is any more output, then a new stoma cap in the morning and that's it till the evening."

I can't wait for it to be available!
Feb 21, 2012 1:19 am
funnygurl: Many thanks for that post, I wonder if you could find that article again and post a link. I'm sure there are many people on this site that would be anxious to read that article. Just in the last couple of weeks there has been many posts on the horrors of blockages and this sounds so good, almost too good to be true, thanking you in advance, Ed
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Feb 21, 2012 2:31 am
It is in the forums on this website. Of course, I cannot find it now.

The manufacturer who is testing it is Salts in the UK.
Feb 21, 2012 2:47 am
Many thanks for that speedy reply Funnygurl, but if I could impose another question as this old bird is not that computer savvy, do you remember if this was in a post or in an ad that's usually on the bottom of the page, if you don't remember that's ok, and we thank you for that encouraging post, Ed
Feb 21, 2012 3:29 am

It was in the forums on that site. It was not an ad. It is still in development.

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Feb 22, 2012 12:30 am


Keep us posted on this product for blockages. I have had two surgeries since my colectomy in June for adhesions. Would this work for that type of blockage? Renee