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ucfree
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   Posted 6/28/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So for us who have hairy bellies :) I know I had a tough time with my temp ostomy, shaving the hair off and the skin breakdown and itching when the hair grew back ..

How do you guys manage that and is there a better way to manage this problem? :)

Anthony1977
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't think I have shaved my chest since. It was just a pain, plus I didn't want to get close to my stoma. I always removed the adhesive with the grain so it doesn't hurt. I do itch a little, but I think that is more related to the adhesive and it just getting ready to be changed. I really wish I had the hair growth problem with the top of my head ;)

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/28/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
have you tried just one of those small trimmers to make it shorter and not completly take it off.
dont use nair though it takes the pouch right off, and might make it hard for it to stick too, im not sure.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
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ucfree
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   Posted 6/28/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm getting ready for when I do have a perm ileostomy ... :)
Thanks for the answers!

snugglesaurus
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   Posted 6/29/2010 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Depending on how coarse the hair is - shave the direction of the hair. It is sometimes hard to see which way it goes. Try a girly razor with the expensive blades.

I've tried conditioner and baby oil instead of shaving cream.. but I've never shaved my stomach as I'm a girl :)

You could practice on different sections.. hehe
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids
Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, mineral oil, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 6/29/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
a good thing to do, is put conditioner on AFTER you shave, while you aer still in the shower, but that wouldnt work well under your appliance,but thats good for "other" places (guys too!)
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!


fish1
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   Posted 6/29/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am plenty hairy and I shave each time I change. I take off the old "fish tank"  (pouch)and get into the shower and soap up around the stoma good! Then shave. The soap and hot water make shaving less irritating. Yes ,do use a new razor, I just use the disposible ones. I change about every 4-6 days depending on how much sweating in the heat I do, and shave every time. Don't let that hair get a foot hold!
50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy scheduled for Feb-23-10 Done!
Healing up March 2010
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ucfree
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   Posted 8/26/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok so now I've been changing and the hair is getting longer under the appliance. Next change I'm going to try and see if I can shave the hair. Hope it doesn't come back thicket ... somehow I think I want to just get electrolysis or laser in that spot so I don't have to deal with it !! :)

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/26/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
When I change flanges I normally rip them out. Although the other day I decided to shave around the stoma.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Takedown surgery - 8/?/2010

Anthony1977
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   Posted 8/27/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am of Italian descent and bless my parents for giving me hair everywhere but on my head. I actually got away w/o shaving because of the timeframe until my takedown. Prolly a good thing, I would need something like a rotary or reciprocating saw to tackle that job. Many of a good razor was lost doing battle with my chest hair.

Shaz032
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   Posted 8/28/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
To avoid nicking your stoma whilst shaving, use the cardboard middle of a toilet roll and put that over your stoma to protect it :)
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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Anthony1977
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   Posted 8/28/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, now that is innovative!

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/28/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
anthony! just get it shaved all one time, then after that its all maintenance :D
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

mikeg999
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   Posted 8/31/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone consider laser hair removal?

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/31/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Shaz~you beat me to that suggestion:)

I don't have to shave but others have said the TP thing works well!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

Anthony1977
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   Posted 8/31/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I would be broke if they had to laser off the foliage on my chest ;)

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/31/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont think you could have the area under your wafer lasered, because i dont know how you would keep it from having output and after you have the laser removal it would hurt to put the wafer back on for a while.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!
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