Choose the correct pouch
It is not unusual that the first pouch you choose or is recommended to you does not suit in the longer term.
- A change in body shape, gaining or losing weight can affect the skin around the stoma and how far the stoma protrudes. If this is the case you will need to contact your stoma nurse as a convex pouch may be more appropriate.
- Any change can affect the performance of the stoma pouch and the security it offers you.
- Trying alternative pouches can help to achieve a secure reliable stoma routine.
See below for pouch recommendations.