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Empty Your Ostomy Pouch

How to Empty Your Ostomy Pouch Video

How to empty your ostomy pouch, shown by someone who has had an ileostomy for over seven years, along with tips and suggestions.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Pouch

Ostomy Pouch 101

New to having an ostomy pouch (aka ostomy bag)? Need some advice on changing or emptying said pouch? We have you covered!

Aimee Sharp
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How to Change Your Ostomy Pouch Video

In this video, Laura Cox, who's had her stoma for years, shows viewers the steps they need to take to change an ostomy bag.

Laura Cox, LPC
Tips for Stoma Care

Helpful Tips For Everyday Stoma Care

Whether you're new or experienced at managing your stoma that resulted from a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, these helpful tips for stoma care may help.

Gina Flores

Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
My family and I are taking a road trip. I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car. Should I use something to cover the stoma?
Great question! It all depends on if the seat belt is coming in contact with your stoma.
If the seat belt does not come in contact with your stoma, no additional accessories are needed. If the seat belt does come in contact, you can use a stoma guard or a seat belt cover to protect the stoma