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March 29, 2020 3:44 pm  

Hi Sharon,

I can't speak for others, but I personally find the thick rings to put too much pressure around my stoma and it feels uncomfortable. The slim rings do what I expect them to, so I prefer to use them.

Sometimes, thicker rings can help to slow down the breakdown of the ring which can help to preserve the skin, and some people want that extra convexity that it provides to their appliance because it can help to push the stoma out a little and help with leaks.

With urine, it's a little more difficult to manage leaks because it can travel in the smaller gaps and holes. If you haven't already done so, I suggest trying a few brands of rings to see if any work better for you - some breakdown and "melt" and others hold their shape quite well.

Good luck!

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