Know your body profile
Make it a habit to check your body profile (the shape of the area beneath and around your stoma) every time you change your appliance. It might help to use a mirror.
Knowing which body profile you have is key to monitoring change. There are three types of body profile:
The area around the stoma is more or less level with the abdomen, although your skin surface may be uneven.
The area around the stoma sinks into the abdomen, creating a dip.
The area around the stoma rises from the abdomen creating a peak.
Try the BodyCheck!
It is a good idea to occasionally use the online BodyCheck tool to see if your appliance is still the right match for your body profile. It’s quick and easy.