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Cleaning pouch with hand held Bidet  

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Dan
 Dan
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08/08/2017 11:19 am  

I have previously used a spray bottle to wash out the inside edges of my bag. I recently purchased a "Hand Held Bidet " from Amazon.  I have found this item to be very convenient in cleaning my pouch.  

The Hand Held Bidet is attatched to water intake leading to the toilet tank and the nozzel attaches to either the wall or top of the toilet tank. It provides a constant source of pressurized water that is extremly effective in cleaning out my pouch after emptying.  

The water pressure is controlled through the hand held nozzel as well an adjustable and included part that regulates water flow and attatches to the toilet tank.  

It was well worth the $47.00 cost and is easily installed with the parts provided.

 

 

 

 


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Dan
 Dan
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13/08/2017 12:28 pm  

 

 Here is a photo of the installed Bidet.   

 

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Edited: 2 months  ago

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VeganOstomy
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13/08/2017 12:49 pm  

Thanks for posting the photo, Dan! Looks great!

P.S. the image will be rotated... the cache needs to refresh.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Dan
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13/08/2017 1:29 pm  

Thanks V.O., appreciate the site and your encouragement.


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Zvitusk
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13/08/2017 4:01 pm  

I don't know what the advantage is. I use my sink to rinse out my bag. My sink is next to the toilet that I am sitting on. Afterwards,  I  clean out the sink.


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VeganOstomy
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13/08/2017 4:13 pm  
Posted by: Zvitusk

I don't know what the advantage is. I use my sink to rinse out my bag. My sink is next to the toilet that I am sitting on. Afterwards,  I  clean out the sink.

I don't use a hand sprayer, but I do use a water bottle to rinse my bag out after emptying.

Speed, convenience, hygiene are probably the biggest advantages to using a hand sprayer and/or bottle over the toilet.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Dan
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13/08/2017 10:14 pm  

Hi Zvitusk,

"To each their own", personally I prefer emptying and flushing the contents into a toilet rather than my bathroom sink.  I doubt my family would be happy if I emptied into the sink regardless of how well I cleaned afterwards. 


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Willy
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17/08/2017 10:14 pm  

I think my wife might have a little problem with me dumping in the sink also. Funny, she just asked the other night if I wore my bag in the shower(which I do). I responded, hell yes, do you think I'm crapping in the shower? She said no laughing but was just curious about how I handled things. (truth probably is she thinks I do)  Actually, if we didn't share the same shower, I probably would shower without the bag all the time. I guess you label this as territorial respect.


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Robert
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14/09/2017 11:37 am  

Ok I'm new and I am seeing the posts about rinsing the bag after emptying . I am just curious . I was rinsing my bag also with a bottle for awhile after surgery but was told doing that cuts down on wear time . Is that not really the truth ? Is it ok to rinse every time ?

Proctocolectomy , Ileostomy , Ulcerative Colitis


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VeganOstomy
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14/09/2017 3:12 pm  
Posted by: Robert

Is that not really the truth ? Is it ok to rinse every time ?

It has the potential to reduce wear time because liquids tend to penetrate the seal much easier than regular stool - but it really depends. 

I've been rinsing my bag nearly every time I empty (7-9+ times a day) and I've still been able to get 5+ days of wear. 

 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Robert
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14/09/2017 4:29 pm  

 Ok I guess its kinda trial and error I will have to try and see . I'm glad to hear you do that with yours so often and get that much wear time . Tells me maybe I'm changing everything to often . I'm learning . Thanks again Bag Master .

Proctocolectomy , Ileostomy , Ulcerative Colitis


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VeganOstomy
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14/09/2017 4:52 pm  
Posted by: Robert

 Ok I guess its kinda trial and error I will have to try and see .

Yes, it is. Experiment and see what results you get.

Good luck! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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march12017
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17/09/2017 5:13 pm  

I rinse my bag email every time I empty it.  I don't find it shortens the wear time, it removes the pancake part if any.   


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VeganOstomy
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18/09/2017 12:07 am  
Posted by: march12017

I rinse my bag email every time I empty it.  I don't find it shortens the wear time, it removes the pancake part if any.   

Welcome to the forums! Glad to hear that rinsing has been helpful! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Robert
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19/09/2017 12:03 pm  

Thanks for the info March 12017 and welcome here

Proctocolectomy , Ileostomy , Ulcerative Colitis


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