Urostomy bags are worn by those who have had a urostomy and fluid output will be emptied several times per day. At night most urostomates connect the urostomy bag to a night drainage bag such as the Welland Night Drainage Bag with Easiflo™
One piece and two piece urostomy bags
One piece stoma bags, such as Aura Urostomy, 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 Urostomy 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. Also flanges for urostomy bags can sometimes be thicker as urine can be quite corrosive. When the stoma protrudes evenly from the body surface usually bags with flat flanges, such as FreeStyle Vie Urostomy, will be worn. (FreeStyle Vie Urostomy is also available with a new, tapered flange.) 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 FreeStyle Vie Curvex Urostomy, can be ideal. FreeStyle Curvex Uro gently moulds into the body’s shape to provide additional security and, as the flange can be inverted, it can also be useful for hernias.When the stoma lies flush to the skin or is in a deep recess a bag with a convex flange may be needed. Additional adhesion can be provided for any of these stoma types in the form of HydroFrame flange extenders.