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Ostomy Bags and Supplies What is an ostomy? An ostomy is a hole that is surgically created on the abdomen that allows urine or stool to pa ... [read more]
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Nu-Hope Carbo Zinc - Peristomal Skin Barrier Paste

  • Protects peristomal skin from stomal discharge
  • Contains zinc oxide and vitamins A, D and E
  • Soothes and comforts irritated skin while providing protection
From $25.45

Nu-Hope - 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag with Convex Barrier

  • Ostomy pouch with 7/8" opening
  • Convex barrier ideal for recessed or flush stomas
  • Hydrocolloid barrier protects peristomal skin
From $143.95

Hollister Premier - 9" Drainable Urostomy Bag with Convex Barrier (Cut to Fit)

  • Flextend convex barrier provides extended wear
  • Drainable pouch with anti-reflex valves and drain valve
  • Ideal for protecting recessed, retracted, or flushed stomas
From $49.45

Hollister Premier - 9" 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag (Flextend - Cut to Fit - Mini)

  • Tape border with porous cloth adhesive
  • ComfortWear panel on body side only
  • Rustle-free film serves as an odor barrier and eliminates noise
  • Cut-to-fit up to 2 1/2"
From $51.95

Hollister Premier - 9" 1-Piece Drainable Urostomy Bag (Flextend - Cut-to-Fit Transparent)

  • Tape border
  • Ideal of urostomies and ileostomies
  • ComfortWear panels on body side of pouch
  • Ostomy supplies with odor barrier, rustle free pouch
  • Drainable pouch with anti-reflex valves and drain valves
From $71.66

Hollister Premier - 12" 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag (Convex Flextend - Cut to Fit)

  • Integral convexity
  • For those with recessed, retracted, or flush stomas
  • Drainable pouch with FlexTend skin barrier for extended wear
  • Odor-barrier and rustle-free film makes the drainable pouch quiet during wear
From $52.45

Hollister Premier - 12" 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag with Clamp Closure (Flextend - Cut to Fit)

  • Flextend for extended wear time, saves time and is economical
  • Odor barriers, ComfortWear panels, tape border, and clamp closures
  • Drainable pouch with porous cloth adhesive and tape border
  • Clamp closure
  • Cut to Fit: Up to 2 1/2"
From $51.95

Coloplast Assura - 8 1/2" Closed 2-Piece Ostomy Bag (Maxi)

  • Filter protects against odors
  • Absorbent fabric backing keeps skin dry and comfortable
  • Secure Assura locking system provides confidence
From $67.45

Parthenon Devrom - Chewable Tablet Odor Eliminator

  • Chewable tablets that effectively treat embarrassing odors
  • Contains bismuth subgallate to neutralize odors
  • FDA approved and available without a prescription
From $16.35

Hollister - Replacement Filters

  • Use up to 48 hours
  • Includes: 20 filters and 2 plugs
  • Deodorizing venting filter
  • Made of activated carbon granules
  • For use with Hollister CenterPointLock Ostomy Bags
From $6.95

Coloplast Assura EasiClose - 11 1/2" Drainable 1-Piece Ostomy Bag (Cut to Fit - Extra-Extended)

  • Secure and convenient clipless EasiClose closure
  • Wider outlet for easier, faster emptying
  • Soft cloth available on front and back of pouch
  • Designed for stomas 3/8" to 2 3/4"
  • Latex free
From $52.45

Hollister Premier - 12" 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag (Lock'n Roll Closure)

  • Lock'n Roll closure, feel the seal
  • Odor-barrier and rustle-free film on the drainable pouch
  • Tape border with Porous cloth adhesive for sensitive skin
  • Convex ostomy supplies are ideal for those with recessed, retracted, or flush stomas
From $52.45

Hollister New Image - Irrigator Sleeve

  • Drainable ostomy irrigation sleeve with an odor-barrier film
  • Floating flange locks into place with an audible click for confidence and security
  • Transparent for easy visibility
From $29.95

Hollister Premier - 1-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag with Lock 'n Roll and Filter (SoftFlex Pre-cut)

  • Integrated filter
  • Lock 'n Roll closure
  • SoftFlex skin barrier
  • Rustle-free odor barrier
  • ComfortWear panel on both sides
  • Ideal for those with vision and dexterity issues
From $54.95

Hollister - Flextend Skin Barrier Seals

  • Protects skin from irritating stomal discharge
  • Durable in the presence of heat and moisture
  • Conforms to the body and gives freedom of movement
From $28.95

Hollister Pouchkins Pediatric - One Piece Drainable Urostomy Bag

  • ComfortWear panels for quieter movement
  • Anti-reflux valve to release gas
  • SoftFlex, hydrocolloid skin barrier protects sensitive skin
  • Adjustable drain valve to allow mucus plugs to pass through with ease
From $47.95

ConvaTec Esteem Synergy - 14" Transparent 2-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag (Straight)

  • Adhesive coupling technology uses "landing zone" flange
  • Drainable pouch with tail closures
  • Easy to apply and remove
From $32.75

Hollister New Image - 7" 2-Piece Drainable Lock n' Roll Mini Pouch

  • Integrated filter
  • Odor-barrier and rustle free film
  • Lock n' Roll closure (roll three times and seal)
  • ComfortWear panels on both sides of the drainable pouch
From $73.95

Colo Majic - Biodegradable Ostomy Bag Liners

  • Biodegradable
  • Flushable, discreet, and easy to use
  • Helps release gas from the ostomy bag with side air vent
  • Increases wear time by several days
From $41.54

Securi-T USA - Hydrocolloid Skin Barrier Strip Seals

  • Ideal for those with sensitive skin
  • Skin-friendly tape alternative
  • Use with one and two piece ostomy bags
  • Protects and evens out skin surfaces next to and around stomas, fistulas, and draining wounds
From $28.65

Securi-T USA - Stoma Paste

  • Works like caulk to create a seal around the stoma
  • Protective pectin-based skin barrier
  • Provides a better fit and longer wear time
  • Helps prevent leakage and skin irritation around the stoma
From $8.15

Cymed MicroSkin - 8" Closed End One-piece Cut-to-Fit Colostomy Bag with Filter

  • Charcoal filter
  • Disposable closed pouch for easy one-time use
  • Choice of plain barrier or 2mm MicroDerm Wafer
From $59.92

Securi-T USA - 1-Piece Ostomy Bag (Cut to Fit)

  • Cut-to-Fit wafer and pouch with one sided comfort panel
  • Incorporates the skin barrier and pouch into an all-in-one ostomy system
  • Transparent standard wear pouch and flange
  • Made in the USA
From $29.67

Securi-T USA - 12" 2-Piece Drainable Ostomy Bag

  • 2-Piece drainable pouch with 2-sided comfort panel
  • Pouch opening sizes 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 3/4"
  • Easy to apply and easy to remove
  • Includes 1 curved tail closure
From $21.99

Coloplast SenSura - Drainable 1-Piece Ostomy Bag with Easi-Close Wide Outlet (Cut to Fit-Maxi)

  • Box of 20
  • Easi-Close Wide Outlet
  • Cut to Fit Stoma Size: 3/8" - 3"
  • Water resistant ostomy pouch
From $104.95

Ostomy Bags and Supplies

What is an ostomy?

An ostomy is a hole that is surgically created on the abdomen that allows urine or stool to pass through. This hole is known as a stoma and may be needed due to medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, certain types of cancer, or internal obstructions. Some ostomies are temporary, while others are permanent.

How does an ostomy bag work?

An ostomy bag is attached to your stoma and collects urine or stool that your body produces throughout the day and night. There are many different pouching systems available. You can try different styles until you find the best one for your body and lifestyle.

How often do you change an ostomy bag?

Your ostomy bag should be removed and replaced with a new one every 3-5 days, thought this can vary person to person. Leaving your pouch on too long can cause leaks and skin irritation.

Additional Information

Ostomy supplies are items that collect output from the stoma, prevent leaks, and keep the skin in healthy condition. There are many different types of ostomy pouches and wafers available. You may want to try different styles to figure out which ostomy system is best for you. You also have the option of using ostomy accessories like barrier rings and various skin care items. Although these products are optional, they can make living with an ostomy easier and more convenient.

Ostomy pouches are available in 1-piece and 2-piece styles. A 1-piece ostomy system means that the ostomy wafer and pouch are connected and cannot be detached from one another. If you want to change your bag, you will need to throw away the whole appliance and attach a new bag. A benefit to 1-piece pouches is that there is no worry about your ostomy wafer and the bag coming apart. They are also lower profile as compared to a 2-piece pouch, which can make it less noticeable under clothing.

A 2-piece ostomy system means that the wafer and ostomy pouch are separate and you must attach them to one another. If you choose to use a 2-piece ostomy bag, you are going to purchase your ostomy wafers and ostomy bags separately. You need to be sure that your wafer and pouch are compatible with one another. Hollister uses a color-coding system to ensure compatibility, which makes it easier to pick the correct supplies. If you have an ileostomy, a 2-piece system may be more ideal since you will have to change your bag more frequently. This way, you will only have to replace the bag rather than removing the wafer from your body every time your pouch becomes full.

You will also need to decide whether you want to use a drainable ostomy pouch or a closed-end pouch. Drainable pouches have an opening at the bottom that allows you to empty output from the bottom of the bag when it becomes full. This allows you to wear one pouch for 3 to 7 days before having to discard it. Drainable pouches can be less convenient to use. Closed ostomy bags cannot be emptied and instead must be thrown away when they become halfway full. Once the used pouch is discarded, a new pouch will need to be applied to your body. These disposable pouches tend to be more convenient to use, especially if you need to replace your bag in a public restroom. However, you will go through bags more quickly.

An ostomy bag is one of two parts that make up an ostomy system. The other component is an ostomy barrier, which is the piece that connects the ostomy bag to your body. An ostomy barrier is also referred to as a wafer, baseplate, or flange. Much like ostomy bags, wafers are available in several different styles, such as pre-cut, cut-to-fit, and moldable. A pre-cut ostomy wafer has a hole already cut out of it that fits around your stoma. If you have a round stoma that fits within a size we carry, a pre-cut barrier is a great option since it doesn't require additional cutting. If you have an irregular shaped stoma or are in between sizes, a cut-to-fit style may be better suited for you. It allows you to cut your own hole in any shape and size that you need. Similarly, moldable wafers allow for a custom fit. This type of wafer has a soft, flexible material built into the flange itself. This material can be molded directly around your stoma, helping prevent leaks and skin irritation.

Express Medical Supply carries a wide variety of ostomy accessories that are used in conjunction with your ostomy pouch. Although all of these products are not required, many ostomates find them helpful. Some ostomy accessories include barrier rings, stoma caps, and lubricating deodorant. Barrier rings are placed underneath your ostomy wafer to help fill in any gaps between your body and the flange. These rings are made from a flexible, stretchy material that expand when they come into contact with moisture. This prevents output from touching your stomal skin, which can cause irritation. When you need a more discreet solution to your regular ostomy bag, a stoma cap is a great option. These are very small closed ostomy bags that are ideal for use while swimming, exercising, and during intimacy. Stoma caps are made for short-term use and should not be worn in place of your regular ostomy bag. No matter what type of bag you use, most ostomates are concerned with potential odor from their bag. One way to combat this is by using a ostomy deodorant. These are liquid drops that you put into your pouch before applying it to your body. Not only do these drops prevent odor, but they also lubricate the inside of the pouch to help output flow to the bottom. If output remains at the top near your stoma, it can create irritation. All of these ostomy accessories are great to keep on hand so you're ready whenever you need them.

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