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Common Issues

Common Issues

Bag Leakage

Bag Leakage is one of the concerns that patients with stomas have, alongside noise, odour and visibility of appliance. Adapting to life with a stoma depends largely on the health of the peristomal skin. Skin irritation is reduced if the stoma appliance is fitted well and leakages are not occuring on a regular basis. Many people living with a stoma frequently have leakage problems and do not seek clinical support from the specialist nurse.1 For more information on bag leakage, please speak to your stoma nurse or speak to our me+ support advisors. 

Woman using accessory on Ostomy Bag

Common Issues

Pancaking

Pancaking occurs when faeces accumulates at the top of the appliance around the stoma and does not fall down into the appliance. This is believed by many stomal therapy nurses to be due to a vacuum in the pouch. This subsequently results in the adherent seal of the appliance being compromised, resulting in leakage. Pancaking is recognised as troublesome within stoma care, leaving many people with ostomies feeling exasperated in trying to deal with this difficult problem. Stomal therapy nurses offer strategies to help alleviate it, but when strategies fail and appliances continue to leak, or require changing owing to risk of leaking, individuals often feel helpless, demoralised and quality of life can be damaged. 

Nearly all closed pouches now have an integrated filter, the position of which varies from being somewhere across the top of the pouch to a third of the way down the pouch. Using a filter cover is another option that people with colostomies are often advised to try as another way of eliminating pancaking. Nearly all of the commercially available appliances are supplied with small bits of sticky material that can be placed over the filter, either intermittently or all the time. This enables the person with the ostomy to control when the filter is effective.2 Please seek advice from your stomal therapy nurse if you have any issues with pancaking or speak to a me+ support advisor.

Man with accessory

Common issues

Ballooning

Ballooning occurs when air from the digestive system is trapped in the ostomy bag causing it to inflate. This has been shown to negatively impact user quality of life due to discomfort/sleep problems.3 ​Please seek advice from your stomal therapy nurse or speak to one of our me+ support advisors if you experience ballooning.

Ostomy products and accessories

Common Issues

Skin Health

Skin health is one of the most common challenges following ostomy surgery, with over 30% of patients exhibiting peristomal skin complications within 90 days of surgery. The barrier adhesive is the foundation needed to maintain healthy skin. Convatec's range of hydrocolloid adhesive technologies are proven to perform and designed to protect the skin around the stoma. 

Skin protection is the most important factor in Convatec’s adhesive and skin barrier technology. Our hydrocolloid adhesives are designed for use in high-moisture environments and have decades of proven product performance.

Woman using accesory on ostomy bag

Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Products

Esteem synergy®+ Drainable Pouch

Esteem synergy®+ Drainable Pouch

The newly improved Esteem synergy®+ pouches employ our innovative Adhesive Coupling Technology™. Instead of plastic rings, a foam adhesive securely couples the pouch to the skin barrier's clear plastic “Landing Zone.". The result is a low profile, flexible, secure system, with the convenience of a one-piece and the versatility of a two-piece. The newly designed filter reduces clogging, allowing it to work longer and keep the pouch flat while virtually eliminating odor. And the new soft, quiet pouch material is smooth, comfortable and water resistent. Esteem synergy® skin barriers feature Stomahesive® or Durahesive® technologies and are designed to be gentle yet durable to protect sensitive peristomal skin. Pouch allows for draining at bottom.

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Esteem Synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Convex Mouldable Durahesive® Wafer

Esteem Synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Convex Mouldable Durahesive® Wafer

The Esteem synergy® system features an innovative Adhesive Coupling Technology™. Instead of plastic rings, a patented foam adhesive allows the pouch to be securely attached to the skin barrier on a clear plastic “Landing Zone” flange. The result is a low profile, flexible, two-piece system, whilst giving you the convenience of a one piece coupled with the versitility of a two-piece to suit your lifestyle needs. Convex is good for people with a retracted or flush stoma. Mouldable allows for improved skin protection over traditional barriers.

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Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Stomahesive® Wafer

Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Stomahesive® Wafer

The Esteem synergy® system features an innovative Adhesive Coupling Technology™. Instead of plastic rings, a patented foam adhesive allows the pouch to be securely attached to the skin barrier on a clear plastic “Landing Zone” flange. The result is a low profile, flexible, two-piece system, whilst giving you the convenience of a one-piece coupled with the versitility of a two-piece to suit your lifestyle needs. Stomahesive® skin barriers are designed to be gentle on peristomal skin.

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1 Redmond C, Cowin C, Parker T. The experience of faecal leakage among ileostomists. Br J Nurs. 2009 Sep 24-Oct 7;18(17):S12-7. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2009.18.Sup6.44170. PMID: 19797994.

2 Perrin A, Redmond C, Cowin C, Wiltshire N, Smith A, Lovelady N, Carlson G. Patients' experiences of pancaking while living with a colostomy: a survey. Br J Nurs. 2013 Sep 12-25;22(16):S6, S8-9. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.Sup16.S6. PMID: 24037334.

3  Nortoft E, Mthombeni F, Hakan-Bloch J. PMD50 COMPARING THE ABILITY OF TWO INNOVATIVE OSTOMY BAGS TO PREVENT BALLOONING IN A REAL-LIFE SETTING.​ Value in Health 2019 22 Supplement 3 (S678-). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2019.09.1462

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