How often should I change my ostomy pouch?
If you’re not sure how often to change your ostomy pouch, the answer depends on a few factors:
- the type of ostomy you have (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy)
- the type of pouch you’re wearing (closed or drainable)
- the amount of your individual stomal output
A good rule of thumb to avoid leakage or accidents is to change or empty your appliance when your pouch is less than 2/3 full.
When you have found the right ostomy product to meet your specific needs, you should be able to wear a drainable ostomy pouch for 3 to 5 days.
Contact 180 Medical to find the right ostomy supplies for your needs.
Disclaimer: This content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please do not use it in place of a visit or consultation with a qualified healthcare provider.