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   Posted 9/19/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My stoma is herniated and is huge.  I have been using Hollister two piece, but lately I am having trouble getting the stoma inside the bag when I change.  I need help with the barrier and by holding the stoma down can usually get the barrier in place.  It seems though that my stoma almost fills the pouch. Do any of you know any  thing that might help
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   Posted 9/19/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
H i have heard that if you sprinkle a little sugar on the stoma it will shrink it. the lady in hospital in the next bed was told to do  this done by the stoma nurses. Bev x

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   Posted 9/19/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
The sugar trick works well for prolapsed stomas (brown sugar is best) if that's what you're meaning Ralph.

You might also try Convatec's mouldable wafer, that should conform to the shape of your stoma once you have it over it.

Have you seen your stoma nurse about it? If needs be they can do a small op to suture your stoma back into place to stop it prolapsing.

Good luck.
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   Posted 9/20/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Shaz

How do you do the sugar thing?\\I am not sure about any surgery. My cardiologist says that I am a lousy candidate for surgery, although I just had some minor surgery last Wednesday. I have an AICD and needed it replace. OK now

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