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Well shoot. Managed to blow away a post. I\'ll try again, this time shorter.
This afternoon I was diagnosed with a peristomal hernia, which is apparently causing the leakage problem. The urologist made an appointment for a consultation with a surgeon, but I\'m also researching non-surgical treatments, like hernia support belts. Does anyone have any experience with them?
I\'m trying the Eakins seals, as Barbara suggested, and it seems to help a bit. I finally got back online today after nearly four days of power outage at 90+ degrees out here in the boondocks, and found a couple of demo videos about the seals so mebbe I can put it on right the next time! If I can get back up to 3 days per pouch (as compared with my previous 6-7 days) I\'ll be a happy man.
Belt- I wouldn’t be without mine. It was a little over a year before my stoma nurse & I tried the Hollister 8488 bag which have the attach points on either side for the belt. So my bag requires a barrier ring such as the Elkin and a belt 7299 or 7300. I like to limit my wear time to 4 or 5 days. I have been leak free for over a year. I think the belt helps hold my bag against my body when I go to bed. My body changes shape in bed.
I surfed pictures of your bag and mine but neither shows the hookup points for belts. I’m guessing they are pretty similar.
I'm 70, retired heat/air contractor. After 4 months of keymo ileal conduit (IC) surgery removed bladder & prostate May 2010
Thanks, Mike, but I\'ve got and wear a pouch support belt. What I\'m looking for info on is different, a hernia support belt, maybe like this: ostomycareandsupply.com/whatsnew01.html (down toward the bottom of the page).