My Stoma Is Retracted – What Should I Do?

A retracted stoma is where the stoma no longer lies on the abdominal wall, but appears sunken or in a dip. This type of stoma can sometimes be difficult to manage. Leakage, sore skin and difficulties with appliance management sometimes result.

If you are having a problem with leakage, ask your stoma nurse for a review to check there are no other causes for the issues. There are various products that can help you even out the surface and ensure a good seal between adhesive and skin. You may want to try Hyperseal washers and HydroFrame flange extenders for extra security, or filler paste.

LBF is a no sting barrier film which provides an ideal base for the comfortable adhesion of stoma bags when skin is sore.

Convex stoma bags like Aura Convex colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy bags offer a secure, comfortable fit for problem stomas. You should always seek advice from your Stoma Care Nurse before trying convex stoma bags. It is a good idea to try the solutions mentioned above first, to see if they solve your problems.

Our CliniMed Careline team are available on 0808 1596017 for advice on all aspects of stoma care, including all brands of products and problems you might be experiencing.

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