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maine
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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
  DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR PANCAKING IN THE COLOSTOMY BAG?  IT'S WHEN THE STOOL STAYS ALL AT THE TOP OF BAG AND WONT SLIDE DOWN. IVE TRIED BABY OIL INSIDE THE BAG AND IT HELPS AT FIRST BUT SEEMS NOT TO LAST. MAYBE THATS WHY I HAVE SO MANY BLOWOUTS BECAUSE THE STOOL COLLECTS AROUND BAG openING???
 
DIANE
 
 
 

peggy113
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane,

How frequently do you have to empty your bag? Do you rinse it out with water when you do empty to help clean out the area around the stoma (and the pancaking)? I have an ileostomy, so I rarely have pancaking. When I do, it doesn't last for long.
Peggy
      
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Shaz032
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   Posted 2/23/2008 2:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane, try spraying some cooking oil in the inside of your bag at the top. That should help things slide down for you (just don't get any oil on the wafer otherwise it won't stick).

Good luck.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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maine
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   Posted 2/23/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
HI

I DID USE WATER AT FIRST TO CLEAN OUT THE BAG BUT IT SEEMED TO LOOSEN THE WAFER SO I STOPPED AND JUST TRY TO PUSH THE STUFF DOWN AND OUT AND CLEAN OUT THE TAIL WITH LYSOL DISINFECTANT WIPES..I WILL TRY THE SPRAY AND SEE HOW THAT WORKS........I'M SO TIRED OF THIS, THESE LEAKS SEEM TO HAVE TAKEN OVER MY LIFE! I STILL HAVENT RETURNED TO WORK FOR FEAR OF BLOWOUTS, SMELL, ETC.MY REVERSAL IS NEXT THURSDAY AND ITS NOT A DAY TOO SOON. THANKS FOR THE INFO!


DIANE
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