I’ve had a few people write to me asking why I use the term “ostomy bag” when talking about ostomies, rather than “pouch”. I’d like to address this very interesting topic in this article!
If you’re a fan of the Coloplast SenSura Mio line and you have a high-output stoma, have I got something for you!
When I was a new ostomate, I remember seeing sheets of stickers included with my ostomy bags and had no idea what they were for.
The term “burping” isn’t something you’d expect to go hand in hand with ostomy care, but it is something that ileostomates and colostomates should familiarize themselves with.
Barrier rings can help to prevent ostomy leaks, but most barrier rings get gooey and melt. Brava Protective Rings are Coloplast’s solution to this problem. But do they work?
An ostomy product that I’ve used for many years is the Coloplast Brava Lubricating Deodorant.
The Osto EZ-Vent is a pretty cool little product that helps you remove gas from your ostomy bag without the need to “burp” your bag at the coupling or outlet.
While it can be installed easily on many bags, there are a few that aren’t as compatible. One of those is the Coloplast Sensura Mio, which has a large pre-filter and a double layer of plastic.
Here’s a cool hack that allows you mix two brands of Ostomy appliances to customize your experience.