coloplast, anyone use?

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awesomeame
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   Posted 2/6/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone use their system?

www.coloplast.com

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


Shaz032
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   Posted 2/7/2007 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I've used Coloplast for the entire life of my stoma (31 years). I've tried other brands but always came back to Coloplast. What's your question?
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awesomeame
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   Posted 2/7/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
i have a sample here from my et nurse. i see there's a filter in the bag, but there's no way (that i can see??) to burp gas out of the bag, without opening the drain at the bottom.

does the filter not get plugged easily? the filter on my hollister seems to last about 1/2 a day before it's plugged. i tend to burp gas ~10x a day, so i need to be able to get gas out...so i guess i'm asking how you get gas out, using a coloplast system.

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


Shaz032
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   Posted 2/8/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Matt

To be honest, I have never found that any of the filters from any of the manufacturers work for more than 24 hours before getting clogged up and from talking with numerous other ostomates, they feel the same way. They may last a tiny bit longer for colostomates whose output is less watery, but for ileostomates, 24 hours seems to be about the absolute limit.

I use a one piece and just open the tail end to 'burp' my appliance (can even do it while lieing down in bed). I've heard many people say that you can't burp a one piece but you really can :) Most of them say to burp a two piece from the neck end but when I tried, I ended up in a mess but have never had a problem burping from the tail end, so I guess it's really what you become used to :)

I will add that I have heard good reports about the Osto Ez-Vent system - http://www.flat-d.com/ostoezvent1.html from many people. It might be worth a try (I have to say I've never tried them myself because, as far as I know, they're not available here in Australia).
 
Good luck.


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awesomeame
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   Posted 2/8/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks. i wonder how they make that vent stay on the bag, and how wide it is. the only reason i'd go to the coloplast is 'cause it hugs the body more

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


Shaz032
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   Posted 2/9/2007 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
The vent is stuck on to the inside of the bag (which is why it gets clogged so easily). There are tiny holes put in the bag at the top and a charcoal filter covers it to get rid of the odour as the gas is passed through. Filters are extremely effective, but only for the first 24 hours at most.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
 
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