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How should I dispose incontinence pads or colostomy bags?

How should I dispose incontinence pads or colostomy bags?

Human Waste: Be mindful of your trash collectors. You can dispose of them in regular trash, like you would a baby's diaper. I would recommend a strong plastic bag that is tied off. You may wish to have a covered trash bin in a closet or cabinet with a baby-lock, especially if you have dogs. Empty the can frequently to keep odors down. Wash your hands with soap and water for 30 seconds after handlin. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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Can I bring my own incontinence pads to the hospital?

Can I bring my own incontinence pads to the hospital?

Yes: If you are being admitted to the hospital you can bring your own incontinence pads. If you do not, the hospital should provide them but they may not have the product you normally use (some may only carry normal peripads and diapers rather than incontinence pads). If it will make your stay more comfortable bring your own. ...Read more

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Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Yes: They are similar. Clean the area of skin exposed to urine in the same way for both. ...Read more

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How can I wear adult incontinence pads without them showing?

How can I wear adult incontinence pads without them showing?

Clothing : Wear looser fitting clothing. U can still dress sharp. ...Read more

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Could colostomy bags be temporary?

Yes: In the presence of a permanent colostomy, especially if the colostomy is in the distal bowel, daily irrigations and wearing a gauze pad can replace the need for a bag. A colostomy nurse can train to irrigate. After a while the stoma will not function unless irrigation is employed. ...Read more

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Best pad or product for stress incontinence?

Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of involuntary urine leakage. In general, poise tend to be used by patients with sui (stress urinary incontinence) and depends by those with ui (urge incontinence). ...Read more

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I'm on vacation and i've had a flare-up of incontinence from hoisting bags. Does anyone here have a quick fix for this?

Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence is from a weakness of the ligaments under the urethra It causes leaking with cough, laugh, sneeze, straining. You can try wearing a tampon, which can put pressure on the urethra. Change the tampon frequently at least every 4 hours as not to hold in infection Resource: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What is an alternative to colostomy bags, referring to colonic cancer?

What is an alternative to colostomy bags, referring to colonic cancer?

Depends: If the cancer is low in the rectum or near anus, colostomy has to be done. If cancer is completely blocking, colostomy is also necessary although temporary. Cancers above rectum, usually do not need colostomy. ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more