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

Coloplast Sensura Mio for Ileostomates: PRODUCT OVERVIEW
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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.

Note: I’ve only received one size, but these new pouches will be available in all sizes currently offered by Coloplast.


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.

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.

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.


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

Question: Will you be switching to the new pouches?

16 thoughts on “Coloplast SenSura Mio Ileostomy Bag: OVERVIEW (w/ video)”

  1. So I’m a bit confused. The(US) product page for the Sensura Mio 1 Piece Drainable seems to show the original wide outlet with veclro tabs/buttons, The Convex one does not have the tabs/buttons but I don’t wear convex so I don’t know if this is different? I am also looking at the 2018 product guide and it’s difficult to tell if some of the pouches shown have tabs or not?

    Was this a failed change? I switched from Sensura Mio 1 Piece Drainable flat midi last year to the filterless maxi version (10489) due to leakage. I would try the one with improved filter though if they still have it.

    However, I LOVE the easy to clean and empty wide outlet with the tabs. For me it’s not a big issue the rare times the tabs/buttons get soiled (they are rolled up with the pouch after all). I have tried Convatec, Cymed, and Hollister pouches and none match the outlet of Coloplast, plus Coloplast and Cymed are the only ones that I didn’t have a skin reaction to.

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    • Hey Erin, doesn’t look like all of the same options are available in the US (and maybe won’t be considering we’ve had them here in Canada for several years now!).

      The website may offer more insight compared to the product guide – check that out and see if they list any differences there. On the Canadian site, these specific products explicitly say “Narrow Outlet with Ileo Filter” in the itemized description.

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      • Thanks for the input Eric. I looked around the website (product description, product codes, Q&A) and did not see anything even suggesting a product change. Seems Coloplast US is keeping it on the down low. Looks like I’m going to have to call them and find out which product numbers are which, but in the mean time I will check more of the website and Product Guide in case I missed something. Thanks for letting us know of the change even I’m late to the party!

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