I am 7 weeks post op with a ileostomy with i am slowly adjusting to (thanks to endometriosis which damaged by bowel!)
Was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to combat a problem I am having with leakage. My stoma is very small and the opening is not at the top of the sto.a but actually on the underside and very close to my skin (a big inconvenience!) I always have sore skin in this area and have been using a Sensura Mio bag soft convex and a brava protective seal.
When I change the bag every other day, I always have output underneath the protective seal (where my stoma opening is and the area of skin which is sore). Even if I change it the next day, still output on the protective seal and so the current set up doesn't seem to be working.
I saw the stoma nurse last week a couple of weeks ago who gave me some stoma powder to help with the sore skin as it was weeping but didn't seem overly concerned.
The stoma powder isn't really helping the route of the problem as still leaking so wondered if anyone has any tips I what I could do to stop this? I also wear a brava belt on the appliance to keep it flush to my skin.
Do you think another appointment with stoma nurse is in order?