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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel like I have so many questions and I feel addicted to this site!
My new question is:
Does anyone clean out the bag with water? I mean rinse it between changes. Or is that a bad thing to do?
The reason I ask is because when I see the poop around the stoma, it makes me feel dirty. I like to clean around it. Also, after the second surgery, I noticed there was no odor this time and I was thrilled, but now that's changing and the odor is coming back. I didn't think of this b4 but it's probably due to the fact I'm not on antibiotics anymore and the gut flora is coming back. DUH! But I can smell it even when it's not full. I hope that calms down. P.U.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery to redo ileostomy and switch to other side 12/25/08; pred., (ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 275
   Posted 1/11/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I never have unless my output is pretty formed which is RARE.
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 1/11/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I rinse my pouch every time. Some say that rinsing the pouch with water will wear away at the wafer seal but I get at least seven days between changes so it doesn't hurt my wear time.


Total Colectomy with End Ileostomy May 27th, 2008

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 1/11/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot be bothered!! Gravity can usually clean it enough for me:)
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