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Linking of bag

Any tips on to stop pancaking.


I have a extra disc that I put around the bag opening. I think adding some lubricant into the bag before you put it on helps but not tried it myself. I'm sure others will have suggestions too. :x::x:


Hello @jenwren, sorry to hear you are having this problem. Mine was sorted when my stoma nurse changed the type of bag to a convex one. If you haven’t had the stoma’s size checked recently that can also lead to pancaking. Basically I would suggest contacting your nurse; she/he may well suggest an extra disc as @Mum37 describes above. Good luck, Kim :x:


A friend suggested to put a small piece of cotton wool in my bag. It worked for me.