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Bag Leakage

Bag leakage is a concern for many people living with a stoma, find out more on our common issues page.

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Skin Health

Skin health is one of the most common challenges following stoma surgery, Convatec's range of hydrocolloid adhesive technologies are proven to perform and designed to protect the skin around the stoma. Find out more on our common issues page.

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Ballooning

Ballooning occurs when air from the digestive system is trapped in the stoma bag causing it to inflate. Find our more on our common issues page.

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Pancaking

Pancaking occurs when the stool accumulates at the top of the pouch around the stoma and does not fall down into the pouch. Find our more on our common issues page.

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