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A Mini Guide to Ostomy Supplies: Pouch Liners (w/ video)

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VeganOstomy
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Let's talk about pouch liners! Love 'em or hate 'em, post your experiences below.

My written article on this topic can be found be clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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(@rectalcancermyass)
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Couldn't I just pull more of the liner out so it won't be messy? Great idea anyway and I will order some next month when I send in my usual order. Thanks for all your videos Eric. They are so helpful!


   
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VeganOstomy
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I say it's messy because if you have liquid stool, it's a challenge to remove your pouch when it's full of liquid. Ideally, liners work best with colostomates who have drier stool, since there's nothing that will spill out from the pouch :) If you try them, let me know how it works for you.

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I use the Attiva liners.. LOVE them... I use 2 pouches so before I remove one from my flange I have the 2nd ready with a liner in it.. This way I'm more likely to prevent a sudden surge that becomes a super soaker..


   
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VeganOstomy
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That's a great strategy! Glad it works well for you :)

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 Sam
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Hello Everyone,
Elderly family member received a colostomy just before Christmas 2020. Now that they are at home I'm charge of providing stoma care. I like the convenience that Colo-Majic liners offer, but am wondering what cheaper options frugal ostomates are using (considering that it's just a little plastic bag that must cost a few pennies). Any ideas that are safe but much cheaper / more economical? I've heard of some people using doggie bags as liners! Thanks in advance and thanks for this great website...


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hey Sam,

While I have not tried it, I think if you find the right doggie bag then it may just work. My biggest concern would be whether the liner might be too thick and pop the ostomy bag off the wafer. You'd probably end up spending more to replace that one bag than you would be replacing a half box of liners.

If you do go the doggie bag route, look for the biodegradable ones. They are essentially the same material you find in compostable bags for your kitchen and should be thin enough to use (but test first!).

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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 Jen
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The doggie bags broke every time for me. I tried several different kinds too. and unless you get the biodegradable ones, you cannot flush them. The colo majic also break for me, but the Attiva hardly ever do. They are just harder to find in the US. I have only found one supplier here.


   
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 Jen
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Make sure you get the large ones too. I have an ileostomy and a TON of output and the medium Attiva do not work at all.


   
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 Jen
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I love them too.They changed my life. So much easier to be out of the house now.


   
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(@Robbie Morrison)
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Thank you for that tip. I have not used the liners yet but that seems like a very good idea.. where do you get them?


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hi Robbie,

In North America, the most popular brand is probably Colo-Majic: https://colomajic.com/

If you live in Canada, you can also try the Attiva brand: https://www.ostomyessentials.ca/flushable-ostomy-pouch-liners/

If you're outside of North America, you may want to inquire if international shipping options are available from either company. I'm not sure if there are other brands that make these.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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(@Steve)
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Attiva liners shipped from Canada to Georgia 2 boxes (200 liners) 2nd box is a very small increase in shipping and brings down the cost dramatically. 35.99 total

https://medicalwarehouse.ca/products/oos-fpl-2


   
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That's great to know, Steve! Thank you for sharing.

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The cheapest place to get liners in the US is from Canada. 2 boxes (200 bags) 35.99 delivered.
https://medicalwarehouse.ca/products/oos-fpl-2 Doggy poo bags are the cheapest way to go. Some rustle and make more noise than others. Right now I am using BOS small 9 x 15" These feel similar to the bags that hollister sends with its pouches. I use a 2" Nu-Hope ostomy support belt as a bag separation preventative. It also helps prevent peristomal hernias and helps prevent leaks. When using a leakproof liner you can modify bags to create more volume. Your ostomy bag is now just a bag holder. It does not matter if it leaks. Use 2 drainable bags and make one. I wanted a larger volume night bag. (colostomate) Liners made it easy. Liners make it possible to use an illeostomy drainable bag (larger volume) as a night bag. Hollister 18014 70mm. Spray lube/deodorant is used after putting the liner in the pouch. I have ordered a small spray bottle and will try some scented baby oil. 20 oz bottle at Walmart 3.98. 6 months with an ostomy an no ostomy nurse. Thank you Eric for the information you provide


   
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