wafer that dont swell around stoma

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pswift520
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   Posted 1/24/2011 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a wafer that don't turtleneck your stoma? This drived me nuts. I switch between convatec and hollister. It comes up so far around my stoma that it I am afraid my stoma will start spewing under the wafer.

polishdan
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   Posted 1/25/2011 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. Convatec 400598 is a one piece flat, not convex, clear, no vent, clip closure. I wore it for a long time, but now my stoma is retracted and I need a convex wafer. The 400598, 400599 opaque, is soft and very comfortable. You will need OSTO EZ VENTS for venting. It does not turtleneck. When my stoma retracted it would go sideways and force the sewage under the wafer and out.
convatec phone for samples 800 422 8811.
Don't forget the vents......you MUST have them for venting.

Dan

pswift520
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   Posted 1/25/2011 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
My stoma is retracted as well, so what do you use if they don't make them convex? 

polishdan
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   Posted 1/25/2011 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am using convatec one piece convex, clear pouch, no vent, clip closure. It comes by stoma opening size. I use 7/8 inch. The part number is 125353. The wafer is hard so it can bring your stoma out and seal around it. It does not turtleneck. I cover the whole wafer area of my skin with Friars balsam compound. Stops any irritation and helps the wafer adhesive. It also comes in a two piece. I am really pleased with it. I have gone 6 days and could have gone longer. If you get your supplies from Edgepark they will send you a catalog.

Dan

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   Posted 1/25/2011 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
pswift520~ you really need to ask for samples since we are all so different...I used Convatec for a LONG time (7 years) before it stopped working for me...had a proctocolectomy...Coloplast is all I can use now. Ask for many convex samples from manufacturers. It may take a few trys to find the one that works for you.

The Convatech Mouldable was the worst at 'turtlenecking' but sometimes that works best for people...it's so subjective!

I hope you find the one for you soon...Good Luck!!
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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