Undrainable ostomy bags

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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 7/25/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am still new to ostomy world. I have only had my ileostomy for 5 weeks. Still trying to figure out which system I like the best. I have got samples from Hollister and Coloplast. In both of their sample boxes they put some bags that were not drainable. I was just wondering if anyone has found a good use for this type of bag.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 7/25/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eric.
The 'closed' pouches are better suited for colostomies. Because they are not constantly flowing, when they have output, they can pull it off, throw it away, and put another on. They are not so good for ileostomies, because you'd be changing the bag soo often, and it would not be cost effective.
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 due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/26/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
My WOC Nurse ordered me a box for 'intimate' moments...
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 7/26/2010 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a colostomy and use the closed pouches. Oscar usually gives me semi soft stool and it's easy just to throw out the bag (placed in a baggie!! LOL) when I feel the need. This morning however was weird....pure liquid and non stop for about 3 hours. His pouch became so full that It looked like a giant balloon under my pants. I kept putting my hand over the pouch/jeans and exclaimed "it's sooo warm" at which point my husband came over, put his hand over the pouch/jeans, grinned and said "we love him WAY too much!!" LOL.
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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