The Ostomy Check
Should I really have to wake up at night to release air from my stoma bag? Is it normal for the skin under my stoma bag to be red? My bag leaks every time I play golf, but it's fine the rest of the time. Do I need to stop playing golf? The Ostomy Check is here to help you sort out these issues.
Helping you find help
Living with a stoma is not always straightforward. While many people live with a stoma that is well behaved and trouble free, there will be times when you may develop issues that get in the way of living the life you want. It isn't always easy to identify if you need to see your Nurse Specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) or if you can resolve the problem yourself.
Take the Ostomy Check
The Ostomy Check is your way of checking for some of the common issues associated with your stoma, your products and the surrounding skin. It can also be a good way to celebrate that you may not be having any issues, and a way to look back on how far you have come since the early days after your surgery.
If an issue is detected, a Coloplast Care advisor will be in touch to help you. They will be able to assist with helpful information and provide samples if a product solution is appropriate. They will also let you know if you should follow up with your NCWOC or healthcare provider.