Frequently Asked Questions

If I order a cut-to-fit barrier, how close to the stoma should I cut it?
Last Updated 2 years ago

  • For flush/recessed stomas, you should cut the barrier to fit as close to the edge of the stoma as possible, without encroaching into the opening.
  • Barriers for protruding stomas (with hydrocolloid rings) should be cut close enough that the edges just touch the stoma on all sides.  The edges must touch the stoma if a good seal is to be formed around the stoma (turtlenecking).  Don't worry that you will damage the stoma with the edge of the barrier and/or hydrocolloid ring, as both are very soft and pliable

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