SenSura® Mio Colostomy SenSura Mio is the latest colostomy product from Coloplast. It is a 1-piece closed appliance with a new elastic adhesive that fits individual body shapes thanks to BodyFit™ Technology. Learn more about SenSura® Mio
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The SenSura Mio bag

At Coloplast, we take a human-centric approach to design and innovation. We embarked on a journey together with stoma care nurses to develop a better fitting colostomy appliance that takes security to a new level.

We call it BodyFit Technology, and have applied it, for the first time ever to SenSura Mio. SenSura Mio is our new colostomy appliance designed to fit individual body shapes. It features a new elastic adhesive for greater pliability, enabling it to adapt to contours, hernias, scarring and skin folds.

A secure fit is maintained thanks to the appliance’s ability to respond to body movements. SenSura Mio is developed to finally allow people to experience an adhesive that feels like it is made for them.

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SenSura 1 piece drainable Ileostomy SenSura is the core range of ostomy pouches from Coloplast. A unique double-layer adhesive makes SenSura pouches secure, comfortable to wear and very easy to use. Learn more about ileostomy
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Which pouch - ileostomy

You may want to move away from the clear pouch provided after surgery to an opaque version that could also be smaller. 

There are two main types of systems: 

  • One-piece system
    This consists of a collection pouch with an integrated adhesive barrier, which adheres firmly around your stoma.
  • Two-piece system
    In a two-piece system, the collection pouch is separate from the adhesive barrier, and the two parts are securely sealed together. This means that you don’t have to remove the adhesive barrier from your skin each time you change the pouch.
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SenSura Click Urostomy Urostomy There are many different types of pouches available, and your WOC nurse will be able to help you choose the most appropriate one. Learn more about urostomy pouches
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Which pouch - urostomy

You may want to move away from the clear pouch provided after surgery to an opaque version that comes in smaller sizes. Also, you may choose to use a night drainage bag when you get home. 

There are two main types of systems: 

  • One-piece system
    This consists of a collection pouch with an integrated adhesive barrier, which adheres firmly around your stoma.
  • Two-piece system
    In the two-piece system, the pouch is separate from the adhesive barrier, and the two parts are securely sealed together. This means that you don’t have to remove the adhesive barrier from your skin each time you change the pouch. You may, for instance, want to switch to a minicap for swimming, or try a micro-pouch and night drainage bag to sleep through the night without emptying your pouch.
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What is a stoma? What is a stoma? Understanding exactly what a stoma is and how it is created is an important first step in getting to grips with how it might affect your daily life. Understanding what a stoma is
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What is a stoma?

A stoma is the result of an surgery that is meant to remove disease and relieve symptoms. It is an artificial opening that, depending on the procedure you had, allows stool from the intestine or urine from the urinary tract to pass.

The ostomy is created of an end of the intestine, which is brought to the surface of your abdomen to form the stoma (opening). 


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Three types of ostomies Three types of ostomies There are three types of ostomies, each created for different purposes. Keep reading to find out where they are typically placed and what they are for. Ostomy types
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Three types of stoma

The three types of stoma are: Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy.

 

Colostomy

ColostomyIn a colostomy operation, part of your colon is brought to the surface of your abdomen to form the stoma. A colostomy is usually created on the left-hand side of your abdomen. Stools in this part of the intestine are solid and, because a stoma has no muscle to control defecation, will need to be collected using a stoma pouch.

There are two different types of colostomy surgery: End colostomy and loop colostomy.

End colostomy
If parts of your colon or rectum have been removed, the remaining large intestine is brought to the surface of the abdomen to form a stoma. An end colostomy can be temporary or permanent. The temporary solution is relevant in situations where the diseased part of the bowel has been removed and the remaining part of the bowel needs to rest before the ends are joined together. The permanent solution is chosen in situations where it is too risky or not possible to re-join the two parts of the intestine.

Loop colostomy
In a loop colostomy, part of your your colon is lifted above skin level and held in place with a stoma rod. A cut is made on the exposed bowel loop, and the ends are then rolled down and sewn onto the skin. In this way, a loop stoma actually consists of two stomas (double-barreled stoma) that are joined together. The loop colostomy is typically a temporary measure performed in acute situations. It can also be carried out to protect a surgical join in the bowel.

Ileostomy

IleostomyIn an ileostomy operation, a part of your small intestine called the ileum is brought to the surface of your abdomen to form the stoma. An ileostomy is typically created in cases where the end part of the small intestine is diseased, and is usually made on the right-hand side of your abdomen.

Stools in this part of the intestine are generally fluid and, because a stoma has no muscle to control defecation, will need to be collected in a pouch.

There are two different types of ileostomy surgery:

End ileostomy
An end ileostomy is made when part of your colon is removed (or simply needs to rest) and the end of your small intestine is brought to the surface of the abdomen to form a stoma. An end ileostomy can be temporary or permanent.

The temporary solution is relevant in situations where the diseased part of the bowel has been removed and the remaining part needs to rest before the ends are joined together. The permanent solution is chosen in situations where it is too risky or not possible to re-join the two parts of the intestine.

Loop ileostomy
In a loop ileostomy, a loop of the small intestine is lifted above skin level and held in place with a stoma rod. A cut is made on the exposed bowel loop, and the ends are then rolled down and sewn onto the skin. In this way, a loop ileostomy actually consists of two stomas that are joined together.

The loop ileostomy is typically temporary and performed to protect a surgical join in the bowel. If temporary, it will be closed or reversed in a later operation.

Urostomy


UrostomyIf your bladder or urinary system is damaged or diseased and you are unable to pass urine normally, you will need a urinary diversion. This is called a urostomy, an ileal conduit or a Bricker bladder.

An isolated part of the intestine is brought onto the surface of the right-hand side of your abdomen and the other end is sewn up. The ureters are detached from the bladder and reattached to the isolated section of the intestine. Because this section of the intestine is too small to function as a reservoir, and there is no muscle or valve to control urination, you will need a urostomy pouch to collect the urine.

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Wondering how your ostomy might affect daily life? Wondering how your ostomy might affect daily life? It will take time to adjust to life with a ostomy. But there’s no reason why it should stop you doing most of the things you already do, from sports to socializing. Daily life with an ostomy
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Wondering how your stoma might affect daily life?

After your ostomy surgery you will need some time to recover. This is perfectly normal, and the time needed will vary from person to person. Your stoma will change in the first weeks following surgery, in terms of both size and output. You may lose or gain weight in these weeks.

Get started with a pouch
Having a stoma means you have no control over when you defecate or, in the case of a urostomy, when you urinate. This means that you always need to wear a pouch to collect your output.

Healthy skin
In order for your pouch to adhere properly, it is very important to keep the skin around your stoma healthy. When the pouch is attached correctly, there is no risk of smell from your ostomy and less risk of skin irritation. Before you leave the hospital, you will be trained in how to choose and manage your ostomy pouch and how to take care of your skin.

What about food and drink?
In general you can eat and drink as normal. Try to see how your ostomy reacts to different foods. Your WOC nurse, surgeon or physician will advise if you need to take special precautions.

In general, your ostomy shouldn't keep you from working, socializing, playing sports, traveling or other hobbies. Your general state of health – physically as well as mentally – will play a big role in determining your quality of life as you move forward.

Talk about it
Talk about itNothing is more helpful than someone who really understands what you are going through. You are certainly not alone – the number of people with a stoma worldwide is 1.9 million. Your local patient organization is one way of meeting peers to get handy tips, inspiration and personal support.

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