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Product Basics

At first, living with a stoma can feel as if your whole world is going to change. It’s normal to have many feelings and questions. But you’re not alone. With me+, we completely surround you with the support, inspiration, insights and ideas that you need to live with a stoma in your own way. stoma nurses and product specialists are just a phone call away.

This introduction will take you through all of the components of your stoma system and help you find the right products and accessories that work for your body. Our wide range of comfortable, secure pouch and baseplate options will allow you to find a customised system that works best for your ostomy type and lifestyle.
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What is a Pouch?

Perhaps the most recognisable part of your stoma system, the pouch collects your stoma’s output. A pouch should be emptied or replaced when it is one-third to one-half full. A full pouch can pull away from the baseplate or skin due to the added weight and can also cause bulging under your clothes.

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What is a Baseplate?

Your baseplate is the piece of the pouching system that sticks to your body. It holds your pouch in place and should help protect the skin around your stoma from damage. It should fit snugly around your stoma to help prevent leakage and have an opening customized to your unique size and shape.

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One-piece Stoma System

The baseplate and pouch are manufactured together as one system and cannot be separated. One-piece systems can offer more discretion and flexibility for a variety of situations like exercise or other physical activities.

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Two-piece Stoma System

The baseplate and the pouch are manufactured separately and can be applied to your body individually or together. With this option, the pouch can be removed to be changed or emptied without removing the baseplate.

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Contact our team of product specialists to find the stoma system right for you. Call 0800 282 254 or email stoma.webcare@convatec.com.

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