Colostomy Bags

Usually worn by those with a colostomy

Closed stoma bags are usually worn by those with a colostomy. The stool is generally well formed and the bag will be changed once or twice a day depending on how often waste is produced.

One piece and two piece closed bag

One piece stoma bags, such as Aura Flushable and Aura Closed, are the most commonly used in the UK and comprise an adhesive (flange) which is attached to a bag. The flange, which is made of natural materials, keeps the bag secure but is also gentle on the skin. With the Aura range, this flange has the added natural ingredient, medical grade Manuka honey, which is well known for its therapeutic properties and may help to promote healthy skin around the stoma. With two piece systems, such as Aura 2 Piece Closed with Manuka honey, the flange is separate from the bag and they are secured together by a dual secure connection. This allows for the bag to be changed whilst the flange can stay on the body for 2-3 days.

Flanges to suit your stoma

Flanges can vary in shape depending on how your stoma is situated on your body.  When the stoma protrudes evenly from the body surface, usually bags with flat flanges such as Aura Closed, will be worn. Sometimes the stoma will sit in a dip or crease or in a slight recess and a bag with a 3 dimensional flexible flange, such as Aura Profile Closed, can be ideal. Aura Profile Closed gently moulds into the body’s shape to provide additional security and, as the flange can be inverted, it can also be useful for parastomal hernias. When the stoma lies flush to the skin, or is in a deep recess, a bag with a convex flange such as Aura Convex Closed, may be needed. Additional adhesion can be provided for any of these stoma types in the form of HydroFrame flange extenders

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