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02-24-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Found a stoma bag designed to reduce noises

I've seen a few threads in which people have asked if there's a way to reduce embarrassing stoma noises. I was browsing ostomy products and came across this:

The Alterna bags are made of a noise reducing and odour proof film.
https://www.charterhealthcare.co.uk/...vexity%29.html

They have other bags from that brand (e.g. non-convex) on the site that say the same. I'm assuming that's referring to the embarrassing noises?

My stoma's usually quiet, so I don't have a reason to try them out (and if I did I wouldn't be able to tell if they were working!), and I don't think Charter will send products to people outside the UK, but maybe non-UK people can get the Coloplast products from a different distributor? For people in the UK, they'll send you samples without a prescription if anyone's interested (though whilst they've got every order I've made correctly, when I have ordered samples, they didn't send the exact products I'd requested).
02-24-2015, 09:49 PM   #2
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I'd be curious to see how they reduce the noises...my stoma can be really loud sometimes, but I've come to embrace it
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02-25-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
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Even more than stoma noises, what bothers me is the constant crinkle of the plastic. Every brand I have tried is noisy, no matter what type of cover they have. I've used additional cloth covers and can still hear the crinkling. I get really paranoid sometimes that everyone can hear it.
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02-25-2015, 02:49 PM   #4
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Even more than stoma noises, what bothers me is the constant crinkle of the plastic. Every brand I have tried is noisy, no matter what type of cover they have. I've used additional cloth covers and can still hear the crinkling. I get really paranoid sometimes that everyone can hear it.
I can't say I've ever noticed that. Am I using bags of a different material or am I just not paying attention? (Or I'm going deaf. )
02-25-2015, 03:09 PM   #5
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I'm sure I'm just overly sensitive to it. My husband notices it, but he knows I have it, so that's a factor too.
03-11-2015, 10:08 AM   #6
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My Stoma always gets noisy when I really don't want it to. Usually when I am in important meetings or training new staff. I always wonder should I say something or pretend I heard it too. I usually hold my opposite hand against my Stoma to try and muffle the noise, but tend to feel like it makes it smelly when I do that. What do you do in those situations
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03-14-2015, 05:04 AM   #7
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Mine hardly makes any noise at all, it's actually quieter than before I had a stoma.
I do notice the crinkly noise of the pouch, but it doesn't bother me, I find it depends which clothes I'm wearing as to how much I can hear it.
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07-30-2015, 11:13 AM   #8
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Hi when my Stoma used to get noisy in awkward situations I used to say"sorry I have a friend with me who doesn't know when to shut up".then briefly explain that I had a bag to keep me company on the journey to a better life!!..Can't say my pouch was noisy through !!
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