QuestionI 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 strip paste just at the start of sag, to build up the sagging area a bit, just below the wafer adhesive border, and then I apply 3M Medipore H Surgical tape to hold everything in place. This results in a fairly wide surgical encumbered area. Any suggestions to reduce this rather extensive area use. Thanks.
ResponseOur Medical advisor recommends that you try a “convex flange”. Following is a good resource to help you assess your ostomy issue: https://psag-consumer.wocn.org/#home
- Also, call the customer service at Convatec, and ask for a convex flange/system sample.
- Different companies make different styles of convexity, if the Convatec flange does not work for you, then call other Ostomy manufacturers. The manufacturers and links are listed on the website provided above.
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