Ileostomy bag questions
I’ve had my ileostomy bag for some time now but due to my whipple operation it behaves slightly differently to before. This mostly means I have a very high output because I have what they call a wet stoma and I need to limit my normal fluid intake most days to help reduce the output.
I am in the middle of trying out convex bags due to my flat one piece beginning to leak more and more. I’m hoping that this will be the answer. We’ve also gone down a size as I think the 30mm bags were too big. So I’m trying out 25 mm bags instead now.
One question though is that I quite often wake up in the night with a balloon of a bag. Sometimes it’s just wind but other times it’s a lot of output that needs to be emptied. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this? Or to prevent it happening if possible?
I realise that certain foods will affect this but it’s difficult because I feel like some of the foods like mashed potato help bulk up my output. I also have recently been using orb ball bags to thicken up my output. Does anyone else use these ? I think they’re brilliant but sometimes struggle when putting extra ones in my bag throughout the day and pushing them well into my bag. Any tips?
Thanks so much