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VeganOstomy
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May 1, 2014 11:21 am  

Let's discuss the Coloplast 1pc Sensura Mio!

My full review can be found in the link below.

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May 2, 2014 5:47 am  

Freekin awesome review and video, my good man. As one would expect, I have shared this with the entire world and have added it to my IBD Flipboard Magazine. Am also very glad that the irritation around your stoma has greatly reduced/disappeared by using this pouch :-)


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May 28, 2014 2:00 am  

Thank you for your very informative review. I just received my sample of #10471 today and haven't used it yet. As an ileostomate I, too,would prefer the two-piece Mio and look forward to it's availability. In general, I prefer Coloplast, by far, over the other major brands for ostomy supplies. I'm glad that you are benefiting from your use of this product and share your optimism with the two-piece unfiltered Sensura Mio. Thanks again for your helpful review.


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May 28, 2014 2:03 am  

Thanks Debra! I really appreciate your comment. Looks like the unfiltered two piece Mio will have a transparent pouch, which is a little disappointing to some (I'll likely just wear a pouch cover), but it'll be far less bulky without the large filter in there.

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November 26, 2014 8:42 pm  

Excellent review. I personally love the Mio. I really see these companies trying to bring out more products for ostomates. Awareness is growing!


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November 26, 2014 8:44 pm  

Thank you! I'm glad to know the Mio works for you :)

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December 15, 2014 7:27 am  

Hey there,
And thanks for a great review!
I'm all new to this game, so I haven't really learned my way around all this, so this is really helpful to me! Thanks! :)
I got my colostomy 5 weeks ago, after about two weeks of preparing for it, so it's all a bit chaotic and scary for me, thus far.
I was just wondering though... So far I've been using a 2-piece Hollister drainable system. But pancaking has been a problem of mine. At least what I think is "pancaking". It hasn't caused me any leaks so far, but I've been very vigilant, at home mostly and changing the bag whenever I feel the output sits/packs in the ring/flange around the stoma. I have no idea how much/little pancaking it takes to cause a leak, so I've been rather stressed about this, always keeping my attention to it and never letting it stay there for long. Maybe not necessary to say, but changing my bag like that makes it tedious for me to feel fresh and clean. And I often ended up changing the wafer too, to make sure there hadn't gotten any output underneath it.
I've tried Brava Lubricating Deodorant without that affecting it much either way. The bag seems to stick together either way, almost like getting static?
Wearing clothes over the whole appliance makes it a lot worse, so I don't dare doing that, which makes dressing a challenge too. For a 31 yo woman with a low stoma at least.
So! I got my hands on the new Mio 1-piece drainable, hoping that a 1-piece would maybe help. And it seems that in general, a 1-piece would in fact help, since there's no ring there that stool has to "cross".
But I too have noticed that some output sticks up at the top, kinda onto the ring of the filter. Whether or not this is gonna be a problem, I don't know. Since again I'm pretty vigilant, and I help it down by shaking the bag etc.
So I was wondering...
When you say pancaking was an issue for you with this bag, what do you mean by pancaking? Is it so much that it potentially might cause a leak?
Or is it more a matter of inconvenience, when it comes to draining and such?
And how is that pancaking causes leaks?
Is that something that happens over a long time, slowly, or something that can occur quickly?
Phew, this was a long, confusing post, so I understand that this might not be possible to give an answer to.
But I was greatly appreciate it if I could get more insight on these matters! :)
But either way, thanks for the review!

Sincerely,

Lise.


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December 15, 2014 8:24 am  

Hi Lise,

I'm glad you found the review helpful!

Pancaking can certainly be problematic, and what you've described sounds like pancaking. I think I'm going to write about it, as it's an issue for many colostomates and ileostomates who have thick output.

Lubricating deodorants should help, but if the bag is sticking (like that static you described), it could help to make sure there's a bit of air in your pouch before closing it. If your pouch has a filter, you may want to cover the filter vent (on the outside using the stickers that come with the most pouches) and see if that helps - you can remove the sticker to allow the filter to work once in a while.

Clothing, wraps and that sort of stuff can make pancaking more of an issue.

I do offer some tips on dealing with thicker output ( https://www.veganostomy.ca/2014/09/dealing-thick-ostomy-output.html), although I'll write a separate article dealing specifically with pancaking, since there are so many questions to be answered!

Thanks for your comment!

Eric

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December 15, 2014 8:48 am  

Hi again!
And thanks for your helpful and informative answer! :D
I've read through your tips on thick output and will try to alter and modify a bit there. It's just that having had problems my whole life has lead to an aversion to food, so I'm trying to get back on that horse and just eat without analyzing and scrutinizing and being fearful of what food/eating might cause. And hoping that an ostomy will be my blessing in that respect.
And seeing how I now have a colostomy, I'm not sure whether I should aim for thicker or looser output....?

Yeah, the "static" has become a huge problem for me! I have been using Hollister bags up until now, and there were no stickers with those, so I had no idea that was an option. Thanks for the tip! :D
If it turns out I can't use the Mio for some reason, I'll make sure to try that if I have to go back to the Hollisters.
But man, do I hope I can use the Mio! And that pancaking won't be more of an issue there as well. The Mio is so comfortable on, I love the looks that gives less of a medical/sick feeling and I love the window. It just seems to be the filter that's a hassle.
Which makes me so unsure about this whole pancaking ordeal. How much pancaking it takes and what about pancaking is causing a leak. Whether output can hang out at the top of the pouch around the stoma, without that neccessarily leading to a leak. If there has to be more contributing factors causing a leak, than output at the top, bla bla bla. I'm way too unsure and unsafe about all of this.
But if you're gonna write a post about it, I'm not gonna nag more about that! :)
Thank you so much for your advice and your kind response!

Sincerely,
Lise.


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December 15, 2014 8:54 am  

You have so many great questions! I'm going to start writing about it today, and will try to get a post out by the end of the week!

For me, the large filter on the Mio created too much bulk on the top part of the bag, so pancaking became more of an issue. It may not be an issue for you, but you'd have to try it and see.

Pancaking will most often cause a leak at night, when you aren't able to push the stool down to the bottom of the bag. I've had leaks, but it was more to do with the pouch being overfull, and not specifically because of pancaking.

If your colostomy is near the end of your colon, your output should be more like drier stool, and not liquid like it would be with an ileostomy.

If you've got any other questions, please send me an email and I'll do my best to answer them :) veganostomy AT gmail.com

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December 15, 2014 9:06 am  

That sounds comforting, actually! I'll try to lower my shoulders then.
And that's so great of you to offer! Thanks! I guess I have to power through then, and just see how it works out! I genuinely appreciate it, it's a confusing process, and every bit of info is helpful! Thanks! :D


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September 6, 2015 6:48 pm  

Hi,
My husband is currently using the urostomy version of the SenSura Mio and can't get it last more than 24hours due to the wafer degrading. His nurse specialist says it should last three days. Adding an extra ring of hydrocolloid actually shortened the life of the product. Has anyone else had issues with them, and if so, can they besresolved or do we need to look at another product?
Thanks for your wonderful site, it's been great for hints and tips x


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September 6, 2015 8:17 pm  

I'm not sure about urostomy wear time, but Mio's aren't known for their ability to withstand erosion. I find that the MIo's will degrade much sooner if the pouch fills too much. Is your husband emptying his pouch before urine reaches the center ring?

Also, has he used other wafers with better results?

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September 7, 2015 3:05 am  

This is the "go to" product for the NHS (British health system), and until his exemption certificate arrives we're stuck with them! He is emptying at 1/3 - 1/2 full as advised, but still can't get any longer than 24 hours. As soon as we can I think we'll have to look at something different x


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September 7, 2015 4:30 pm  

That's a shame. I wish the NHS realized that ostomy products are not a "one-size fits all" situation, and people have different reactions to the adhesives in those wafer - sometimes they don't stick well, sometimes too well, and other times they cause reactions. You should have a choice! I hope it gets sorted out soon.

Out of curiosity, do you have access to products made by Salts? They are a company based out of the UK, and have something called "Dermacol", which is a stoma collar - it can be used to prevent leaks, even for urostomates, and it could help to reduce the erosion around the wafer opening.

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September 7, 2015 5:43 pm  

We've been having a look on line today, thinking of trying microskins from Oakmed, but we do have a sample of Dermacol, so will give it a whirl x


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September 7, 2015 7:03 pm  

Sample as much as you can until you find something that works. I have Cymed products that I need to try out, too. They also use Microskin and it'll be interesting to see how they work.

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Amanda
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September 10, 2015 12:14 pm  

Hi, we tried the dermacol, although it did give an extra 12 hours wear time, it still gave out in spectacular fashion this morning! Today we have tested the oakmed microskins, my husband reports that it feels much more comfortable than the hydracolloid, and the seal seems to be holding well :-)


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September 10, 2015 12:15 pm  

That's fantastic to hear that the microskin is helping! Too bad about the Dermacol, but at least you gave it a shot! I wish him continued success!

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November 27, 2017 3:35 pm  

Its so wierd how different people's skin react to bag wafers. I tried out the Mio a couple of weeks ago and oh boy did I react badly to it, it really felt like my skin was on fire!! Its such a shame, as its a lovely bag and I can understand why so many people like it. I've tried out lots of bags and this is the only one I've ever reacted to. I've also found out through a couple of Facebook Ostomy groups that several people have also had the same issues with the Mio.

Thanks for all your great reviews
Best wishes
Wendy


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