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danbh
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December 16, 2018 12:50 pm  

Hi Eric,

After going through my second revision of parastomal hernia last week, I am now presented with a different kind of trouble. My stoma use to come out, and hang somewhere 3/4 down the bag, My surgeon did not want to do it until I took a picture of it without the bag, and she agreed to preform this surgery. Now my stoma is hiding below my skin.

I know about the convex barriers out there, and looked through your site, but could not find anything regarding this barrier. I wonder (and I know you do not use this type of barrier) if you can make a review of the different types of convex barriers, there are probably more people who can benefit from this kind of video.

I would appreciate it if you made one, when you have the time. Going to see my stoma nurse to see what she recommends.  

Thank you so very much


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December 23, 2018 2:52 pm  

I tried Hollister, Convatec and Coloplast.  For me, the coloplast one piece and flex work the best, but it is all personal.


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December 23, 2018 3:02 pm  

Yes CT64, it is a personal choice, and trying for the past 3 days the convatec 2 pc cut to fit (It is too soon to use the convex due to sutures) I am having a lot of trouble with the lock on the bag, and the fact that you have to press on your abdomen to click the bag on, with sutures it hurts. I liked my Hollister units because of its floating flange where I can click the bag with 2 fingers, and not push on my abdomen. Thank you for your reply

 


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January 1, 2019 11:11 pm  

I have a stoma that sits just barely above skin level and at skin level in one area. After trying regular barriers and rings etc I started experimenting with convex barriers. My personal thoughts: 

 

Salts, 1 piece confidence supersoft convex: the convexity on this one was great for me. Soft but it seemed to be enough pressure to help my stoma protrude. The flange was a really nice flower shape which allowed it to move with you. The outlet end folded under which was handy as was the inspection window. Unfortunately I hated almost everything else about the bag. The outlet was narrow, hard to open and hard to clean. I also didn’t like that the end was opaque so you couldn’t see output before you emptied. The fabric on the bag was semi opaque, tore easily and took a long time to dry after the shower. The barrier tended to peel after the shower though it didn’t seem to affect the functioning. 

Coloplast Sensura Mio, light convex 2 piece flex adhesive:  Vegan ostomy has already covered pretty much everything I would say about the sensura mio so if you haven’t already I would check out the review. The light convex was a lot more convex than the salts and harder material to cut. For the first day or so it felt a bit weird in that I could ‘feel’ the convexity but after day two I don’t really notice it (except when I sneeze, I notice it a bit). I’m about to hit day 5 with this combo and aside from a little bit of itching at the start (which may have been from prior skin damage from leaks) I haven’t felt any skin issues (though I have taken off the bag to check the skin yet, that’s tomorrow)

 

I’m waiting on samples for the Sensura Mio soft convex 1 piece. While I think it will probably be more comfortable I’m not a huge fan of 1 piece appliances so far so we will see how it goes. 

 

It’s also worth noting I have been using a barrier ring with all the ones I’ve tried. I have a weird shaped stoma so I find it helps because I suck at cutting my barrier in a smooth pattern. 

 

Best of of luck finding a convex barrier that works for you! 


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