Stoma Guard Sizing
How to size your Stomaplex: Colostomy Belt and Guard
A function of your body size.
If you are shorter than 5'6", choose "SMALL" for the Guard Size.
If you are taller than 6'2" choose "TALL" for the Guard Size.
So, if you are between 5'6" and 6'2" choose the "LARGE" for the Guard Size.
However if you are thin or you simply want a smaller guard, choose the "NARROW" for the Guard Size.
A function of the height of the stoma.
Measure the height of the stoma beyond the skin barrier.
If the height of the stoma measures 0.5" or less, choose a Stoma Clearance of 0.75".
If the height of the stoma measures 0.75", choose the 1.00" for Stoma Clearance.
A function of the diameter of the stoma or the size of the two-piece flange.
If you wear a 2-piece pouching system.
The Appliance Size for the Stomaplex Guard is the same as your flange size. For example: 38mm (1-3/8"), 45mm (1-3/4"), 57mm (2-1/4"), 70mm (2-3/4").
If you wear a 1-piece pouching system.
The Appliance Size is based on the diameter of the stoma.
If the stoma measures 1.25" or less choose 57mm (2-1/4").
If the stoma measures greater than 1.25" choose 70mm (2-3/4").
Colostomy Belt Size
A function of the circumference of your body over the stoma.
Please Measure - do not use the size of your clothing.
Free Flow Stoma Guards.
What is Pancaking?
Pancaking is a term used to describe what happens when the output for the stoma of an ileostomy or colostomy does not flow cleanly to the bottom of the ostomy pouch. When this undesirable state occurs, leaks often form as the output gets pushed under the wafer or skin barrier.
How to Stop Pancaking?
The best thing is to eliminate restrictions. Clothing and the waistband of jeans and pants often restrict the flow because of the tight band. By wearing a Stomaplex stoma guard over the ostomy, the waistband of pants will bridge over the opening, allowing for free flow.
Customize Your Size?
The Stomaplex stoma guard is designed so that you are able to make adjustments to the size while maintaining free flow to the bottom of the pouch.
Custom Made Ostomy Protection
We are able to customize the size and shape of your stoma guard.
Choose from over 100 sizes that are available to ship whithin 5 business days
Watch this video to learn how the Stomaplex ostomy belt help him get dressed in a suit for the office, jeans for casual dress, and bike shorts for sports.
Notice how easy it is for him to put the belt on.