Output on your stoma, thick or thin, is not harmful to your stoma. It is harmful to skin, but not your stoma. I understand that you don't like it, but medically it is okay. A stoma is intestine and intestine is made to be in poo all day.My stoma is prolapsed most of the time, 15cm last time I measured, and it actually curves round back up to the top of the bag again, so the output goes all over the stoma, which is not good when it's thick as it just sticks to it.
I do this too.I usually just pour some water in my bag, close it up, give it a bit of a shake and drain it, works just fine at cleaning my bag when things are a bit thick.
I've been looking online today at "bidet showers", are there products specifically for stoma pouches? The supplier I get my stuff from doesn't seem to do anything like that. I'll do some more investigation.I do this too.
UnXmas, there are several products online that connect to your toilet's water line - some use special bags that have a water inlet on the top, but most just flush the pouch.
What country are you from again? There are several US manufacturers around, but if you're from the UK, it might take some searching.I've been looking online today at "bidet showers", are there products specifically for stoma pouches? The supplier I get my stuff from doesn't seem to do anything like that. I'll do some more investigation.
This is probably your best bet if the cup and water is a bit of a problem. Even try to source one of the old style shower heads with the rubber suckers that attach to your taps, with the rubber pipe that connects the shower head, cut the shower head off so you're left with a little hose pipe device which you can insert into your bag. You can control the flow of water from the taps so you can take your time and go at your own pace, which I would imaging would be a bit less messy and wet than the spray from a shower head.I'm thinking of getting these a little shower head that you attach to a bathroom tap, to use to clean the output from the bag.
Ah ye that wont help , but i had pretty watery output n only had 12-15cm removed, but it was still rare it was thick..oh ye crohn's is your own personal monster am sorry to say...no 2 crohnies are the same !!:ghug:Thanks Mandy I just wish I had more of my small intestine instead of 160cm. Unfortunately that's Crohns and some people will have thicker output with the more they have left