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Top tips for changing your ileostomy bag

There is no one ideal way to change a pouch, and everyone will have their own nuances when it comes to doing so.

If fact if you have just received your pouch, more likely than not the method you will use for changing it will likely change from that taught to you by the stoma therapy nurses in hospital.

While you will have to get comfortable with using your own approach, having had my pouch for ~7 years now I’ve had plenty of opportunity for trial-and-error, so I thought it worth sharing my method below.

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