Wearing A Colostomy Bag
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You may have questions about wearing colostomy bags, and Edgepark has the answers that you want and need.
|Colostomy bag question # 1: How do I choose the best colostomy bag for me?|
There are different types of colostomy bags. Some use adhesives to stay in place, while others use an ostomy belt to hold it into place. Consider trying both colostomy bags to see which ostomy supplies work better for you.
No matter which method you choose, you'll need to wash and shave the area immediately around the stoma. If you nick the stoma, you won't feel pain; you may bleed slightly, which is normal. If the bleeding does not quickly stop, contact your physician.
Colostomy bag question # 2: How do the stick-on colostomy bags work?
You will either have a precut wafer or one that you can cut to size. In either case, you'll apply stoma paste to the wafer; do not apply too much. Place the wafer and bag over the stoma so that it hangs straight down; you may then need to clamp the bag. Make sure you’re standing up straight when you replace your bag.
Colostomy bag question # 3: How do I empty colostomy bags?
Although it is not complicated, there is an article devoted to emptying a colostomy bag.
Ask your physician further questions about ostomy care. Choose Edgepark for ostomy supplies that provide discrete comfort for you.
Additional colostomy, ileostomy and ostomy information can be found below:
- Colon Irrigation
- Living with an Ileostomy
- Ostomy Wound Management
- Stoma Care
- Continent Urinary Diversion
- Urostomy Care
- Ostomy Supplies
- Working with a Colostomy
- Ileostomy Care
- Ostomy Barrier Cream
Consult your physician before making any changes in your ostomy care.
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