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   Posted 10/31/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
     Does anyone know how you can keep the filters from getting full of poop?

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   Posted 10/31/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
They suck. Hollister has perfected the filters, so has Convatec, now we have to wait for Coloplast to catchup.
However, I love the wide opening of the Coloplast, easiest out of all of them to clean and secure.

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   Posted 10/31/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't it be nice if we could take the good qualities of all the wafers and pouches that we like and make one perfect one? I like the wafer of convetec, I like the pouch of coloplast. If I could put the two together I would be happy happy.
I don't have problems with ballooning so I don't use the ones with filters. When I got some for samples and used them I do remember the filter getting full of poop and thinking it was yucky. For that reason alone I had to change more often.

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   Posted 11/1/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
ditto to combining favorite features! I like the adhesive coupling and flexibility and cleanablilty of coloplast, but like a tape border instead of that weird extra plastic thing, but i need the adhesive of hollister as coloplast's wafers make me itch.

agreed on the suckiness of filters. Coloplast's stopped working on day 2 hollister on day 3, dumb pancaking poop! but sorry no tips on keeping the poo away from the filters
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 11/1/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had any luck with filters - no matter the brand.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005

Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira

Now UC Free!

First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010

Second Step - 9/21/10

Third Step - TBD

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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I am thinking of trying Ile-Sorb. It is a little packet that you drop into the pouch that turns liquid poop into a gel. Hopefully before the poop can get to the filter.

I'll see if I can get some samples somewhere.

Who knows - maybe it will work...
51 - male - in North Carolina near Asheville
UC is GONE!! Permanent ilieostomy on July 8th, 2010.
Stoma is named "Sparky".

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   Posted 11/3/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Never had a filter that worked. I use EZ-vents. You have to manually let the gas out, but it works.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/4/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a problem with filters...I guess I'm in the minority!

@WeirdBeard-I have mixed thoughts about those things...they don't always 'open' and the whole packet ends up emptying out:( BUT definitely try them since what works for one doesn't for the other!
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!

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   Posted 12/12/2010 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got the new batch of Coloplast supplies. There is a new filter and the pouches are a lot nicer too!!
The filter works a LOT better :)
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