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Can I change the size of my ostomy appliance?

Can I change the size of my ostomy appliance?

Yes, you can change the size of your ostomy appliance. It’s natural that your stoma’s size will change over time as you heal from your ostomy surgery.

At 180 Medical, we will do all we can to make sure you’re using the right type and size of ostomy appliance, including your ostomy pouch and skin barrier. Getting the right size and a proper fit is crucial to reducing the risk of common ostomy issues like leakage and irritation.

To help you get started, we offer some helpful printable stoma measuring guides below. If you need to change sizes or if you’re having any issues with your current ostomy products, reach out to 180 Medical.

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