Living with an Ostomy
You're 3+ months post-surgery! As you become more knowledgeable and eager to learn more, here are some great resources for finding information about your ostomy and keeping your skin around the stoma healthy. Let us provide you with helpful online tools to ensure you still have the right product and problem solve issues such as stoma bag leaks or painful skin near your stoma.
Learn ostomy care routines for both applying and removing appliances. As well as keeping your skin healthy.
Find advice to help troubleshoot solutions that solve common issues such as irritated skin and leakage.
Unwanted leakage is a concern for many ostomates. Find ways to prevent leakage in those moments.
Pancaking is like a "vacuum" when the inside of the ostomy pouch is stuck to the stoma.
Skin irritation around the stoma is normally caused by leakage from the ostomy pouch. With the output from your stoma getting underneath the flange attached to your skin.
Ballooning is when a build-up of gas in the ostomy pouch makes your pouch inflate like a balloon.