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Barry Newman

Use of Stomapaste

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Hi all,

Just getting started with an Ileal Conduit that I had surgically inserted about a month ago. The nurses that I've been working with use stomapaste as part of the procedure for attaching the basic appliance to my body. However, the instructional videos I've been looking at (through You Tube) do not use this paste.

Is stomapaste in fact part of the procedure or are the nurses I've been working with making me go through an unnecessary - and somewhat unpleasant- step.

Thanks very much.

Barry

 

 

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Hi Barry,

I'm not experienced in what you are going through but I hope things are well for you? In the videos your watching have you tried doing things their way and most importantly did they work better for your? Have you told the nurses about your experience? Did they explain why you should do it with the paste?

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Barry, do what works for you. If you don't want to use the paste don't use it. It might leak without it so be prepared for that. Trial and error is key to getting used to any stoma. 

Cheryl

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