Coloplast SenSura Mio Ileostomy Bag: OVERVIEW (w/ video)

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It seems that Coloplast has been busy making changes to products based on feedback from their users. This is a great thing to see, and I’m happy to be giving you this product overview on the newly designed SenSura Mio pouches for ileostomates.

UPDATE: I’ve published a review on these bags HERE.

Video overview below:

https://youtu.be/OeLJ34ImDuA

Product Info

Product I’ll be featuring in this overview:

Product name: SenSura Mio Click 2pc pouch w/ filter.
Manufacturer: Coloplast
Product #: 11432
Dimensions: 40mm flange coupling
Quantity per box: n/a

This pouch is part of the SenSura Mio family of products by Coloplast, and will be marketed to ileostomates, as the changes will be relevant to them (and anyone with loose output). They will fit on the two-piece SenSura Mio Click wafers.

I’ve only received one size, but these new pouches will be available in all sizes currently offered by Coloplast.
The earlier style is still available to colostomates.

What’s New?

There are two major changes and one minor improvement to these new pouches.

Please note that the changes you see here will apply to both the one-piece and two-piece Mio’s for ileostomates.

Filter:

It sounds like Coloplast listened to the many ileostomates who complained about the filter clogging quickly. I had the same complaints in my review of their one-piece system, and it caused a lot of disappointment, so I’m glad it’s being addressed.

On the earlier style, you’ll notice that the large pre-filter has tiny holes in it that allow gas to pass through. Unfortunately, it also allowed liquid to enter the pre-filter, clogging it quickly.

On these new pouches, you’ll notice that there are very few of these holes, and they have been positioned higher up on the pre-filter. In theory, this should help to delay clogging – I won’t know until I’ve tried it myself.

Coloplast Sensura Mio for ileostomates filter
Improved pre-filter on the SenSura Mio for ileostomates

The size of the pre-filter looks the same, as do all other aspects of the filter, so you’ll still need to cover it with those stickers you find in the package.

Pouch Outlet:

The new outlet is narrower, to help accommodate loose output, and it’s also missing the Velcro circles that would normally keep the outlet open.

Coloplast Sensura Mio for ileostomates outlet
Left: SenSura Mio for ileostomates. Right: Standard SenSura Mio

The Velcro is gone due to the fact that many people were complaining that it would get easily soiled when they emptied their pouch or cleaned the outlet.

Since the outlet is completely plastic, it should still be easy to clean, regardless of the consistency of your output.

Locking Mechanism (on two-piece systems)

Coloplast is famous for their two-piece locking mechanisms, and the Mio locks improve on the ones you’ll find on the SenSura Click line.

The new lock on these Mio’s has a subtle difference from the earlier version, and the button to engage the lock is now facing inwards where your thumb can more easily get to it. Not a big change, but more convenient when you want to remove your pouch.

Coloplast Sensura Mio for ileostomates compared
Left: New SenSura Mio for ileostomates. Right: Standard SenSura Mio (note: flange sizes are different because the sample I received was smaller)

For more information on these new SenSura Mio pouches, please visit either http://www.coloplast.ca/ or http://www.coloplast.us/

Question: Will you be switching to the new pouches?
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13 thoughts on “Coloplast SenSura Mio Ileostomy Bag: OVERVIEW (w/ video)

  1. Oh no!! This is awful news! I love Mio’s extra wide tail outlet and the tabs. it’s going to be harder and messier to empty without the tabs. :-( Why do they have to take choice away from us? Heeding complaints should not be at the expense of those of us who were happy and satisfied with the existing design.

    I’ve found Mio to be the BEST (softest, securest, most comfortable, belly shape conforming) wafer and bag on the market for me as an ileostomate, and I’ve tried them all. I get 5 – 7 days of wear time from the Mio, with zero leaks. Once we find something that works optimally for us, changes are really upsetting.

    Why can’t they just keep the old design for those of us that love it the way it is and make the new ones available too? That way we have the choice and aren’t distressed by changes we don’t want in the appliances we depend on? We need more options from our ostomy appliance manufacturers, not less!! Make new changes and keep the old. Let *us* (the ones that have to wear it and depend on it) decide for once.

    As a permanent ileostomate, I have to wear it 24/7 for life. At least give us the option to decide if we want the changes or not. It’s a terrible feeling to be powerless over the changes. How about empowering us with choice? Add to, don’t take away.

    • I hear you, Ellen!

      If the filter was NOT an issue for you on the wide outlet bag, then stick with it – if it clogged quickly, then the narrow outlet should help, but you would have to get use to the missing velcro tabs :(

      Full review on this 2pc is coming out this week! Stay tuned!

  2. Hello Eric, on your review, you mentioned that you would not recommend MIO for ileostomy, I wondered what product are you using and what do you think is the best for an ileostomate? I really like the material and design of the MIO and so wanted it to work but it leaks on me in two days and irritates my skin. So now I go back to Convatec Durahesive 2 piece bag, which can last me up to 5 days. I would like to see what bag advice you can share. Thank you. I watched your product reviews quite a bit. Thank you for sharing your experience and reviews.

    • Hey Mindy, thanks for your comment.

      I’m currently in between appliances, as I’m still testing several out for reviews. My go-to right now is the Hollister New Image system, and I find that the filters works well for me, and leaks are rare.

      I will be trying ConvaTec products in the future, including their moldable wafer; it may be something you might want to look into if you’re experiencing leaks.

      I’ll also have a review on the 2pc Mio Click hopefully next week – it did work better for me compared to the 1pc Mio, so if you haven’t tried it, it may work better for you, too!

      Have a great weekend!

      Eric

  3. Ever since you posted your original review I’ve noticed how much I rely on the Velcro tabs! I since had a bag where the tabs fell off and it made emptying very difficult during the following days. Does the new bag stay open reasonably well without tabs?
    My output is on the thicker side, but I certainly struggle with filter clogging. If you told me it made a huge difference for you I might give it a try, but sounds like I may be sticking with the current model for now. Btw I use the Mio 1 piece.

    • Hey Ryan,

      “Reasonably well”? Not in my experience – it’s actually frustrating to clean the outlet without tabs.

      I will have a full review on the 2pc – including how the filter works. Stay tuned =)

      Eric

  4. Thanks for the review! I’m in Canada too and was contacted by Coloplast when these became available, but hadn’t ordered a sample yet. (I had to switch to a convex flange recently so couldn’t use the MIO anymore. Boo. I’m told we’ll see some convex options in Jan 2016 though..) Nice to have a sneak peek of the new bag. I actually liked the wider outlet and the velcro tabs on the first MIO. Wish we could just build our own with our fave features from diff brands/models! lol I did love the look and feel of these bags when I used them, and they keep their shape without getting all floppy like some dangly appendage on my belly. Do you find a big difference w/ the filter on this one?

    • Thanks for your comment! It’s also nice to see a fellow Canadian here!

      I’ve finished sampling the 2pc Mio’s and will have a review up for it soon… I also prefer the wide outlet with the velcro tabs, but this new filter is better – sort of – ballooned like crazy for me the first night, then I get several pouch changes without much trouble after that.

      It’d be so nice to be able to customize our appliance! Maybe this is something to look forward to in the future? =)

      Take care!

    • You can already get the 2pc in Canada, but it’s not available in the US. Not sure about the 1pc in this style, but depending on where you live, it may be coming “soon” or in the new year. I’d call your local Coloplast office for details :)

        • The Sensura mio slightly convex one piece wide outlet works well for me. Because my output is thick and the stoma retracks when it has to work hard using a third of a stick of strip paste around my stoma does the trick. I apply it right to the opening. I am getting much less ballooning than I did with the Sensura light convex one piece, which makes for a better night sleep. I have always used a one piece (many years, no options) and personally do not see the advantage of a two piece. I also like the new fabric much better as it is smooth and stays fresh.

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