I have absolutely no idea why you should have foam and air in the bag. But I'm really glad you shared it with us as it poses a fascinating question which surely should ellicit some humour from those who are good at such things.
Whenever I have 'different' things appear, my response is not to worry about it but recall the many years when it would have all disappeared without a 'trace' down the loo. Sometimes what you don't know about you don't worry about!
Best wishes Bill
hope this helps
I Had eliostomy last month. I have been using 2 piece bags which was creating air. I didn't know anything else so just thought this is the way it is. Then, two days ago, I changed to one piece bag and this one create no air and I don't like it. When there is no air, stool stay around stoma instead of falling down to the bottom of the bag. I am freaking out because it might leak and damage my skin. I am rinsing a bag everytime I empty it. I try to put air but a few hours later it become flat without air.
I need advice, please. How do you deal with this situation?
Why you don't like air? Since I got a surgery, I haven't been out. I am home all the time wearing pyjama so hiding bag is not a issue yet. I suppose when there is air in a bag, it difficult to hide under clothes? But, I can't stand stool collecting around stoma!
I use clear bag so I can see everything very well and just feel dirty when stool is not falling down to the bottom.
I am using clear bags because that what the hospital provided me. I have not bought bags on my own yet. Hospital gave me two different kind of clear bags, two piece and one piece.
To answer you question from my experience, it might be a kind of bags you are using. My diest has not been changed.
I would like to meet femal in Toronto area for ostomy friendship.
It says that put 1 table spoon every time you empty it and rub. It is ok to rub first time when bag is new but rub after that.... mixing with your stool...
As to the air thing--that's gas, a normal human output! Take a "Gas-X" tablet and that will go away.
When there is no air in the bag, stool don't drop to the bottom. I tried lubricant but if bag is stick to stoma, stool don't move down!
Why the fringe get white ring? Is acid eating away fringe and adhesive? Is it because fringe is soaked due to stool being there too long?
During the day, I sit up light and I put air in the bag so that stool drop but when I sleep, stool is always stay near stoma...
Nurse told me to change the fringe every 5-7 days. Is it because after that fringe will destroyed and starts to leak? Or is it because of skin around the stoma needs to be cleaned??
Can fringe stay longer like 10-14 days?
Also, my scar is very itchy. What can I put, any cream or oil?? Will it go away? It's been about 5 weeks from op.