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Stoma bag and incontinence pad

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by cake4tea, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. cake4tea

    cake4tea Registered User

    Jan 22, 2014
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    Mum has just come out of hospital after bowel surgery. She has stoma bag and pad with nets. On taking her to answer a call of nature I found myself puzzled as to whether it was okay to have part of the pad under the stoma bag which looked uncomfortable or have part of pad covering the bag? Any ideas? The net by the way covers everything.
     
  2. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,930
    London
    Good afternoon cake4tea,firstly I hope your mum is recovering well from her operation, sorry you have not had any replies yet,maybe bumping this post may generate some,hoping the hospital may be able to request that a storma nurse contact or visit to help and advise as soon as possible.
     
  3. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    I'd say tuck the bag inside the pad. The pouch is waterproof ( Hopefully!)

    I guess it depends how wet the pad gets- stoma and urine are not a good mix BUT the stoma itself should be away from the pad, contained within the pouch flange
    Consult your Stoma nurse
     
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    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

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