How to keep Stoma Filter from Plugging?

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Dave D
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   Posted 2/11/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
New convert from 2 failed J--pouches here. I sure like the filters in the bag but after only a day or so, the seem to plug then back to the old way of venting.
Dave D

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   Posted 2/11/2011 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
there is no way to keep them from plugging its a design flaw

J's Mom
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   Posted 2/11/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I put the Osteo EZ-vents on my sons. At least it makes the venting easier.

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   Posted 2/11/2011 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen to the EZ vents. I wear one piece. Can't get along without them, and they have never failed me.


Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/11/2011 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Got some of those in the last order - haven't tried them yet.
64 yr old male --suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision in 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (permanent ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.
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