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I am so frustrated with Irrigation !! Help!

  • By ljl52 · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have been trying to irrigate for months now. I have had a history of constipation and at this point, the only reason I could be is since I take meds that cause it. I have a very thick stool and it does ...

Irrigators, how much water?

  • By ButtJustForShow · Posted March 5, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I've been irrigating for most of a month now and have no intention of stopping. I'm very happy with the lifestyle. I'm just transitioning from once every 24 hours to once every 48 with some reasonable ...

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  • By mrbubbles (Inactive) · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • The good news is that my ostomy reversal surgery will be on April 2. The not so good news (for me, at least) is the prep. Once I start drinking that awful prep concoction, do I just sit with a bucket ...

When to Irrigate?

  • By ButtJustForShow · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I've been doing the irrigation for a couple weeks now and I think it is WAY better than dumping the poop bag 4-5 times a day. The question I have is regarding the scheduling. In general I take the better ...

Irrigation and Badeau

  • By kron2rph · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • All you friends who irrigate on a regular basis. Have you tried installing a hand held Badeau. ( that is French for sprayer) I have been irrigating for about 6 months. I installed a hand held badeau and ...

Why didn't I do this before?

  • By ButtJustForShow · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • I started irrigating my colostomy about a week ago. It is awesome! It takes about 45 mins and I'm up to about a liter of water now. I do the irrigation, put on a small disposable bag, and I don't poop ...


  • By lilrotnjohny · New reply February 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Can any of you experienced ostes give me a lil info on irrigation & stoma caps. Thanks ...


  • By Joyhoop · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I have had an ostomy for one year. When I clean the pouch, I use a plastic bottle with five little holes on the top. I would like to purchase another bottle but cannot find one like it. I have tried on-line ...

How to travel and irrigate

  • By annieg125 · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I just started irrigating and although I am relieved to get this done in the am, it takes forever to set up, do it, clean up, shower, change appliance out etc. I have to go visit friends and dread looking ...

What About Irrigation?

  • By Leene · New reply January 20, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I'm reading The Ostomy Book and am at the part about irrigation. It sounds like it would be just perfect. You can predict when you need to go, you don't need to worry about accidents and you only have ...

New colostomy

  • By Matt75 · New reply November 24, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hi, I'm Matt and I'm 38. I've had my permanent sigmoid colostomy since the 9th of October and all seems to be going very well, touch wood...My question's are about irrigation. How long do I have to wait ...


  • By ButtJustForShow · Posted November 17, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • This coming Tuesday I meet with the WOCN to do an irrigation and see if it and I are compatible. I hope one day to take up long distance trucking as a retirement vocation but I'm not sure how that would ...


  • By sleepygirl · New reply November 1, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I have had an illeostomy for 16 yrs. they have so many things out there for colostmy patients but I have not found nothing really except the same old pouches. I was wondering have any of you guys tried ...

I've read all the past post about irrigation....

  • By faerytale1982 · New reply October 30, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I've read all the past post about irrigation and my question is... Does it ever stop hurting? I used the appropriate water temperature and didn't put the water in too fast but I am still cramping! It ...

How long to wait before irrigating

  • By GeorgeMI · New reply October 14, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • First let me say thank you to all of the members of this support group. The last few months have been challenging and difficult, but hearing about the success stories of individuals in this group and ...


  • By aliya · New reply September 20, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hello again, have anyone experienced bleeding from colostomy. Today i was changing my waiver as usual and i notice bleeding when i was cleaning. It does not hurt. Should i be concerned ...

Emptying (JPouchers)

  • By Jpouchpaul · New reply September 14, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Has anyone found that after 3 months with my JPouch that their toilet visits changed? I used to empty the pouch, then go for a wee, then empty again with gas. Now I don't get any gas and my pouch doesn't ...

Small bowel obstuction

  • By Tub · New reply August 18, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I need some advice please. I had an Ileostomy done in Aug.2012 and I just got out of the hospital with a small bowel obstruction.I was wondering if any of you irrigate to keep this from happening? I have ...

To All those Irrigators out there

  • By ljl52 · New reply August 10, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I started irrigation about 2 weeks ago. I have 2 questions: I irrigate in the am and have a decent output on most days. Yet, I still go in the evening thru the night. How does that night output learn ...

Liver flush with a colostomy

  • By SamanthaFox · New reply August 1, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Is it possible to do a liver flush with a colostomy? I heard that a liver flush has so many benefits. Yet I am afraid to attempt one with a colostomy. I am afraid that the stones and debris once released ...

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