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Hello,

I have posted to the United Ostomy Association’s bulletin board, but I also wanted to ask here – I have a Hollister G/J vertical tube support, which is going to overlap the wafer/flange from the ileostomy pouch I’m going to start wearing when I have my ileostomy. Does anyone have any alternate suggestions for a G/J-tube support that takes up less real estate? My G/J-tube is just to the left of my belly button.

I also have a lot of granulation and seepage (bloody and otherwise). I put two layers of foam underneath the outer bumper, one my ostomy nurse said was made from seaweed (!) and the other is Lyofoam. Still I have to change my tube support every other day because of all the seepage (but at least I’m not bleeding through onto my clothes like I was before using the seaweed foam). Any suggestions for the seepage and blood?

—Ellen Newman
ewn1@psulias.psu.edu

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