I have a temp end ileostomy, and I currently use Coloplast SenSura one-piece bags. However, when I cut the whole for my stoma, I have to cut it larger to get it to fit over the stoma. But then there is a gap at the base of the stoma. This hasn't bothered me too much, but once in a while it is bothersome. Would paste or tape help this? What kind of paste/tape is best? My ostomy nurse was a firm believer in using the least amount of products as possible. So she didn't recommend using pastes or tapes. But since I know I will have an ileostomy for several more months, I want to make sure I don't irritate my skin unnecesarily over time. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006 Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
1st Surgery for J-Pouch: May 22, 2009 - need 2 more surgeries, dates TBD
Canasa ; Rowasa enemas; Lialda; Prednisone; Protonix; Remicade; Zyrtec-D; Toprol; various pain meds post-surgery;
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex
Current Status: Aug, 2009 - Recovering from the 1st stage of J-Pouch surgery; temp ileostomy; 2 more surgeries to go as there was too much damage to create a J-pouch