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What's the best way of telling someone you have an ostomy?

Hi there, I need some advice please...I've been going to my local nightclub for 5 years, I guy who's also gone there all that time (and longer apparently) is suddenly showing an interest in me. He's very shy, quiet and hardly talks to anyone but his close mate, they're both bachelors, it was my new 'hairdo' (my wig since hair loss due to low dose chemo for my crohn's) that did it, they were lightheartedly arguing whether it was me or not! I started chatting to the quiet guy, I've only ever said ...

Ostomy diet

Is there such a thing as an ostomy diet? I am barely getting any output from my colostomy in at least a month, and I have absolutely no appetite. Last year I was in hospital with what they thought was a partial small bowel obstruction. My "diet" has been small amount of baby oatmeal and some coffee at breakfast: maybe cup of soup for lunch. Small amount of yogurt, jars of baby fruit. I tried to eat small amounts of well-cooked green beans with the carrots today. I've tried to dri...

Is it possible to be regular with an ostomy?

Hello Everyone! Is it possible to become regular with an ostomy? My dr told me to drink Citrucel everynight to become regular. I find its all day long, Is it possible to train your colon?

Recycling ostomy bags???

Has anyone ever heard of cleaning ostomy bags after use? I am all for recycling, but I am also concerned about the health risks.

Disposing of an ostomy bag at a friend's house

I have an ileostomy and i like to use closed end pouches and change them twice a day. I can carry an Ostaway Bag (black, thick, zip-lock) with me and keep a fresh closed end ostomy bag with me in my pocket. Often when I am at someone's house i need to dispose of one bag and put on a fresh one. I really prefer using the closed-ended pouches and i know there isn't any smell if they are put inside the black, thick, Ostaway Zip-Lock Bag. My question is; do you think it is o.k. to throw this in s...

Naming my ostomy

I never thought of naming my stoma. I guess by now I would have to call it "old timer" as I have had it for 40 years now.....

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Ostomy Supplies

JDBS offers an excellent online source to compare cost and purchase ostomy supplies at discount prices. Here you will find a wide selection of colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy supplies from major ostomy manufacturers in both one-piece and two-piece systems. In addition to pouches (bags) and wafers (flanges), you will find skin care products, wound care products and incontinence products.

Please select from the following categories:


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ConvaTec Ostomy Supplies


Coloplast Ostomy Supplies


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Choosing Your Ostomy Supplies

Finding the right type of ostomy supplies is one of the most important and involving tasks that an ostomate faces. The variety of designs, shapes and features offered by the ostomy manufacturer are aimed to suit people's individual needs and tastes. A good sources of information on how to choose your appliances would be your enterostomal therapy (ET) nurse, your friends or Internet. Another excellent choice, which will save you plenty of time and headache, is the Ostomy Software.

Before purchasing your ostomy supplies you should consider your medical insurance coverage – governmental or private. If you have private insurance, you should call the insurance company and confirm that you are covered for ostomy products.


Useful Tips


  • Try as many products as possible. This is the only way to find what will best work for you.
  • If you are in doubt or if you experience problems with your ostomy supplies contact your enterostomal therapy nurse (ET nurse). If this is impossible consider calling your supplier, the manufacturer or even your personal physician.

  • There are new products on the market every year. Find a way to stay informed. Internet, friends and your ET nurse are good sources of information.


Most commonly used Ostomy Products

Pouches and Stoma Caps - One-piece and Two-piece stool or urine collection devices
Flanges (Wafers) - patch that adheres to the body over the stoma. The pouch is being attached to it.
Skin Barriers - protect or heal the skin from the damaging effects of flange's adhesive
Irrigation Sets - for people who prefer to irrigate between ostomy appliance changes
Pouch Covers - hide the pouch or make it's look more appealing
Ostomy Support Belt - additional support for your ostomy appliances
Ostomy-Hernia Belt - for ostomates with hernia
Pouch Deodorant - liquid, tablets etc. Prevents odor from the pouch
Room Deodorants - neutralize odor
Gauze, Wipes - used for personal hygiene


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