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Ostomy Paste

Question After going through an ileostomy last year I was ‘taught’ how to apply my flange when using a 2-part flange/pouch system. After cutting the hole in the flange to the needed size I was ‘taught’ to put a bead of Adapt paste around the edge of the hole in the flange before adhering the…

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Bedding Dignity

Question This message is to request your assistance with the following: 1) Bedding and daily solutions for protection from leakage2) Dignity – Ways to make my Dad feel better about himself and not embarrassed about his condition. My Dad is a wonderful man. He has helped others expecting nothing in return for many years. He…

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Yukon Ostomy

Question I am inquiring on behalf of my client. Do you have a support group for people living with a colostomy bag in the Yukon? My client (age 69) and with limited eyesight and living in a very small community, is adjusting however there are obstacles to overcome. I think she would be greatly helped…

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Rapid weight loss

Question I’ve noticed that I lost 6 pounds overnight. I know the scales are accurate. I could feel it in my clothes as well. How is this possible? Is this common?   Response Regardless of the type of ostomy or bowel diversion, it is not typical to experience a 6-pound weight loss overnight. Having said…

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Convexity

Question I am 84 yrs. old. I have an ileostomy which I have had for about 29 years, on my right side. A skin sag has developed about one inch below the stoma and is causing adhesion problems for my appliance. I use ConvaTec SUR-FIT Natura Stomahesive Flexible wafer REF 125264. I use Coloplast Brava…

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Urostomy

Question I was operated on in January and have had no difficulty with my appliances (Hollister),  except, most evenings it fills up with more air than urine and I need to empty about every 45 minutes. Is this normal and is there any way to prevent it from happening?   Response Your night system should…

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Leakage

Question I got my ileostomy in December 2019 and can’t seem to get the flange attached so it doesn’t leak.  I have had home care, I have watched videos, I have tried ConvaTec, Hollister, Coloplast and it doesn’t seem to matter.  I have used 8 in the last 8 days.  I am afraid to go…