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Stoma Irrigation Pump

Posted by Douglas john

Hi World.

 

Can anybody tell me if there is a company in the USA that markets a Stoma Irrigation pump? In Europe we have Bbraun, but I dont belive that they sell this product in the USA. Bad move on their part as the market must be huge. Are there any other companies?

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Nov 21, 2021
c57557555 : are u having trouble with yours best thing to do call your ostomy nurse monday see want they now this is a shourt week they may have arepair shop to seed to my best i dealy to do might drive 50 miles tto do it
Nov 22, 2021
veejay : Not helpful I know but they also aren't available here Australia either.....pity.????

V.J.
Nov 22, 2021
Bill : Hello Douglas John.
That's a real shame that this product is not available to you in the USA. I once wrote a rave review on the Braun irripump, in which I explained that whilst it was great there were things about it that did not suit my personal needs. As nobody else seemed to manufacture a similar product I made my own. In fact, I have made several versions of a pressurised irrigation system and they all worked perfectly well for my purposes. The cheapest and easiest to use were made from simple garden sprayers with the necessary stoma-irrigation devices attached. They were really easy to make and, as lonf as you abide by the common-sense guidelines for irrigation, then there should be no problem.
If you want a more detailed account of my own endeavours, then let me know and I will try to elaborate.
Best wishes
Bill
I hope this helps
Nov 23, 2021
w30bob : Hi Doug,

I did some digging, but without FDA approval no one can market such a device here in the States. So it's not Braun choosing not to market it here, it's our federal government prohibiting them from doing so. If I were you I'd call a good friend in the UK and have them mail you one.....as I wouldn't think they'd need a prescription to buy one. Otherwise, if you travel over there or have a good friend travelling over there......stick it in a box and ship it back to the States via UPS. I might be oversimplifying......but maybe not. When I was in Italy I did the same thing with some engine parts I couldn't get here. Just don't expect any warranty coverage if Braun finds out you're in the US. Looking at how the pump works I wouldn't think it would be that hard to make something similar, but I guess it depends on your craftsmanship abilities. I'll keep looking and ask friends if they know a way around the FDA......but don't get your hopes up.

regards,
bob


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