ileostomy help

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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
hi im gareth im 28 ive had my ileostomy since july 1996 i was looking for some advice .my output sometimes is lquid and causes my ileostomy bags to leak when im asleep at night if any 1 could help me with this  i wpuld be greatfull thanks

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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, since I don't know what you currently use it's hard to know what to suggest. However, I have liquid output all the time and do not have a leak issue. Perhaps a different bag altogether? Do you use a bag with convexity? An eakin ring? Too little or too much paste? Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. Perhaps if I knew what you had already tried.......

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   Posted 4/3/2008 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
im using coloplast 1 piece drainable pouches i have tryed the protective barrier wipes

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   Posted 4/3/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I think your first step is to visit the manufacturer's websites (or ring around) and get as many free samples of various bags as you can - you may find one that sticks to your skin better. The main manufacturer's websites are

you can usually order free samples direct from their website.

Secondly, measure your stoma - it may have changed size recently - and make sure the hole in the wafer is the right size for it.

Thirdly, is your stoma flush to the skin? Even if it isn't, convexity might help - ask for some samples of convex products from the above websites.

Fourth, since you wear a one piece, it's not convenient to change to a bigger bag at night time so what some people do, is set the alarm for say, 3am, so they can get up and empty and therefore avert any disasters which may happen when their bag gets too full.

Fifth, when applying your wafer, make sure your skin is DRY, DRY, DRY! Any bit of moisture will compromise the seal.

Hope this helps.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks i will look into these suggestions
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