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awesomeame
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   Posted 1/21/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
alright, so almost 3 weeks with this thing and i've noticed a couple things.
 
a) the filter seems to plug up from the inside the same day the bag is installed
b) as the bag fills up, the area above the flange (where the filter is) gets pulled forward, pushing your shirt out and making the bag more noticeable.
 
any thoughts on how to solve these issues?
 
i was thinking maybe folding over the area above the flange and taping it down with some medical tape.  this could prevent stool from plugging up the filter and also that area wouldn't get pulled forward as the bag fills up?
 
does anyone do anything different or have other suggestions?
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


CAMA
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   Posted 1/22/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My partner uses one of these elasticated support belts, which he gets from his stoma bag supplier, and he puts it over the top which helps to stop your shirt pushing out and also more comfortable.

awesomeame
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   Posted 1/24/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
well i tried folding the area above the flange over, towards the stoma and taped it down. filter has since plugged up a bit, but it's still letting gas out. also doing this keeps the bag from pulling itself outwards as it fills up, so i'm happy with these results!

i'll try the belt idea too, thanks

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


golfer76
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   Posted 2/1/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am also having troubles with the filter plugging up. Can you explain how you are keeping it from plugging up so fast? Thanks

awesomeame
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   Posted 2/1/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
golfer76 said...
I am also having troubles with the filter plugging up. Can you explain how you are keeping it from plugging up so fast? Thanks


[quote]well i tried folding the area above the flange over, towards the stoma and taped it down.


i don't know how to better explain it then that confused the filter still gets plugged up tho, just takes a bit longer..

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


EricaM
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   Posted 2/4/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
once the filter get wet it stops working so if you are using some sort of deodorizor it will coat the fliter and stop it from working

Erica
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