Community Forums

StomaShield by StomaGear Inc. - REVIEW (w/ video)  

  RSS

VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
28/10/2014 11:00 am  
wpf-cross-image

Let's talk about the StomaShield! Share your experiences or ask questions.

My full review for this product can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


Quote
James H. Stellar
 James H. Stellar
(@James H. Stellar)
Guest
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1
20/04/2015 6:27 pm  

I have two ostomys 7" centerline apart and 2" above each other. can you fit me with a pair. one is a
urostomy and the other a colostomy.


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
20/04/2015 6:54 pm  

Hi James. It's best to contact Brian at Stomagear directly for your question on this page: http://www.stomagear.com/contact/

Good luck.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
James
 James
(@James)
Guest
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 1
30/03/2016 11:11 am  

Does this work well for someone with a urostomy? Thanks


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
30/03/2016 11:48 pm  

Yes, and according according to the testimonials on the official site it works quite well for urostomates.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Vincent
 Vincent
(@Vincent)
Guest
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1
23/09/2017 11:41 am  

If I get a prescription from my surgeon for a stoma guard do some insurances pay for them?


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
23/09/2017 11:55 am  

You'd have to check with your insurance company before hand. It's possible that some will cover stoma guards, but most do not.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Rich T
 Rich T
(@Rich T)
Guest
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4
09/01/2018 5:04 pm  

Thanks for this review.

I just came back from my first day of work that resulted in a malfunction with stoma shield as I was driving home. My ostomy nurse had suggested a new bag for me, which I used, but am not a fan of. I suspect that the mistake I made was in not following the advice of emptying often. I went from a meeting to the parking garage to my commute home, without stopping to check. When I got home, I discovered the the bottom half of my bag had become disattached, and the poop was leaking into my pants and down my leg.

Is that what you might expect if I hadn't emptied my bag often enough or do you think it might be some other issue? I am still pretty new to this whole situation (about a month and a half) and had done very brief "dry run" tests of stoma guard with a lot of success, but as you might imagine, this has me feeling a little paranoid.

Would you chalk this up as "see? this is exactly why you need to empty your bag frequently", or might there be some other problem going on?


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
09/01/2018 5:18 pm  

Hi Rich,

I'm sorry you experienced that, but let's see what we can learn from the experience.

What bag did this happen with and did the leak come from the outlet or the flange (where the bag meets the wafer.

Usually, if the bag is full and there's a lot of pressure, leaks will happen at the weakest point in the appliance - often right around the stoma - but some outlets can unfastened and some two piece systems can separate if given enough pressure.

Regardless, yes... Try to keep you appliance empty when using a guard or any other accessory.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Rich T
 Rich T
(@Rich T)
Guest
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4
09/01/2018 5:52 pm  

Thanks. Yeah, the leak occurred with a new convatec esteem plus moldable. It's unclear if the moldable unattached from the bag, but it happened right around the base of my stoma. Essentially, the bottom half of my bag pushed out from my body. I'd been using a coloplast sensura before today with an eakin ring and I felt so much more secure with that old system.

The velcro on the convatec outlet let go last night as I was walking to the bathroom, so that was the first omen. And I noticed earlier today that there was a very faint leakage through the filter hole on the convatec which is definitely not what I wanted to see.

The coloplast has a smaller capacity, but it feels more secure. I imagine that even more raises the stakes for keeping the bag empty, but I have pretty much completely internalized that message now. :-)


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
10/01/2018 1:02 pm  

Yeah, I experienced some of those problems with the convatec appliances. I'm willing to bet it had more to do with that than the fact that you had a stoma guard on.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Rich T
 Rich T
(@Rich T)
Guest
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4
10/01/2018 1:34 pm  

Again, many thanks. I really appreciate all the work you do for the rest of us ostomates. You rock!

Yes, I am going to be firm with the ostomy nurse that I am going to stick with coloplast and we will work with that.


ReplyQuote
Jeff Krahn
 Jeff Krahn
(@Jeff Krahn)
Guest
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 1
08/04/2018 12:02 pm  

Who carries this stoma guard and where can I buy one


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
08/04/2018 12:06 pm  

Hi Jeff, the link is at the bottom of the review: https://www.stomagear.com/

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Pete
 Pete
(@Pete)
Guest
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 1
25/10/2018 11:13 am  

Another reviewer states this works well with a flat stomach but if you have a bit of a pot belly it is not as comfortable or effective. He claims it rocks back and forth as you bend or sit causing your belt to slide down below the guard and cutting off the bag so the stoma output won’t drain. If this is the case this appliance would not work for me. What say you?


ReplyQuote
VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 2352
28/10/2018 3:19 pm  

Hey Pete,

There are several sizes available, and it sounds like they might have been using one that's too big for their body shape. I definitely do not have a flat stomach and this guard works for me (the newer style shown at the top of the review works better than the one in my original review. .

But I will agree that bending in general with any stoma guard can be a little more restrictive than not using one.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


ReplyQuote
Share:

  
Working

Please Login or Register