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Common Issues

Find advice and solutions to help solve and prevent some of the most common issues.

Pouch Leakage

Pancaking

Ballooning

Skin Health

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. 

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Common Issues

Pancaking

Pancaking occurs when the stool accumulates at the top of the appliance around the stoma and does not fall down into the appliance. This is believed by many stoma care 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 stomas feeling exasperated in trying to deal with this difficult problem. Stoma care 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.2

 

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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. ​Please seek advice from your stoma nurse or speak to one of our me+ support advisors if you experience ballooning.3

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Common Issues

Skin Health

Skin health is one of the most common challenges following stoma 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

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Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Products

Esteem Synergy® InvisiClose® + drainable pouch with Lock-it Pocket™

Esteem Synergy® InvisiClose® + drainable pouch with Lock-it Pocket™

Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Mouldable Convex Durahesive® Baseplates

Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Mouldable Convex Durahesive® Baseplates

Esteem Synergy® + Closed-end Pouch

Esteem Synergy® + Closed-end Pouch

Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Stomahesive® Baseplates

Esteem synergy® Adhesive Coupling Technology™ Stomahesive® Baseplates

Esteem Synergy® InvisiClose® + drainable pouch with Lock-it Pocket™

Esteem Synergy® InvisiClose® + drainable pouch with Lock-it Pocket™

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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