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Cyrisse
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January 22, 2020 10:36 am  

Hello Friends-

Have a question about the flat Hollister wafers. I have the parastomal hernia with a prolapse which I have had to accept and have. My prolapse extends to  about 70 mm. Several visits to the stoma nurse , that she would not worry about seeing a little skin around the wafer, just to be sure that the bottom of the prolapse is covered with the wafer because if a leak occurs it will go down not up.  Going on the say that you do not want the wafer to cut into the skin around the wafer. At the top of the wafer there about 1 ½ of skin that I see. Have not had any leaks. What have you used to take care of this, should you want to share. I have been using the barrier rings at the top and of course the ring does swell up. I feel that I should know all of this now, had colectomy in 3/19. I appreciate all of your suggestions. I always have to take it to the worst scenario !! Thanks. O....how do you use your barrier strips ?


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john68
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January 22, 2020 11:13 am  

Hi Cyrisse, Yes a little skin showing will not do any harm, as you have said the wafer and the ring will swell to fill the gap. I think you are doing things right. After cutting the wafer and before taking the back of try on to gauge the fit. I tend to put the ring on the wafer. Also the barriers can be used in bits or moulded and shaped. Also the person who thinks they know everything doesn’t and never learns! Always ask 👍

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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VeganOstomy
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January 23, 2020 10:10 am  
Posted by: @cyrisse

At the top of the wafer there about 1 ½ of skin that I see.

Is this mm? As John explained, it's fine to see a little skin between the stoma and wafer as the wafer will swell up a bit and usually fills that gap nicely. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Cyrisse
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January 23, 2020 4:53 pm  

@john68

TY John.


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Cyrisse
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January 23, 2020 5:00 pm  

@veganostomy

Oops ! Wrong #, lol. The prolapse can go up to 3 inches hanging out the parastomal hernia measures 5 X 4. Yesterday I cut my wafer a little smaller, used stoma paste around the hole and it seems to be working well. I also notice that if I am a little bound up the prolapse will recede.


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Cyrisse
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January 23, 2020 5:01 pm  

I just wanted to say I appreciate the group discussions :-) 


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January 24, 2020 2:59 am  

@cyrisse...hi there...I don't have a hernia, but my stoma is does fall out just for fun every  know  and then!  Its usual length is between 1 to 3 inches on average. This seems to be normal for me.  Rose was 10 yrs. old this summer.  All the best! 

 

Linda


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