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    Help with Colostomy bags

    Filtered colostomy bags is a subject I have not been able to find any information on.

    I am looking for a colostomy bag/pouch with a charcoal filter system that actually works. I've only found one such product on the market but my medical coverage will no longer pay for them; it is the Hollister CenterPointLock Drainable Pouch with replaceable filter. This pouch is a double bag design and it works great when modified by punching additional holes into the inner bag.

    I am currently testing the Coloplast Mio Click closed pouch. It also has a charcoal filter system but is a fraction the size of the above mentioned Hollister charcoal filter. Yes it helps a little and is better than nothing, yet, overall it fails at preventing the stink of gas. You would not want to attempt intimacy with someone, and it will ruin a good meal.

    Has anyone found a filtered bag/pouch that they are satisfied with? Please share. Thank you.

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    ''I am currently testing the Coloplast Mio Click closed pouch. It also has a charcoal filter system but is a fraction the size of the above mentioned Hollister charcoal filter. Yes it helps a little and is better than nothing, yet, overall it fails at preventing the stink of gas. You would not want to attempt intimacy with someone, and it will ruin a good meal. ''

    I use the Coloplast Mio one piece. It attaches with adhesive. No snapping two pieces together. For the most part the filter works pretty good. Lets be realistic stopping all the gas smell is pretty much impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
    . Lets be realistic stopping all the gas smell is pretty much impossible.
    Believe me, the Hollister model that I mentioned above will stop ALL noticeable gas smells and the filter will generally last me 24 hours, unless it gets wet or soiled, at which time the filter can simply be replaced. I am suffering from C-DIFF right now and my gas is toxic enough to clear a room. I used the Hollister for seven years, it was the only filtered pouch I could find at the time. My roommate is a nurse with a bloodhounds sense of smell and she rates the bag as odor free.

    I find that the filter in the Coloplast Mio will last me a few hours before it starts to lose effectiveness. I was also surprised to discover that the closed pouch model is also smaller than expected, and therefore requires changing more often.

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    ok but once your c-diff clears it may change give the coloplast ample time. in my expeirence C-diff has a smell of it's own and is very potent
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    Did you ever have C-DIFF with the other bag? If you did how did it work? Have you tried a Coloplast bag that can be drained? Maybe something like that would work better. Why did you poke holes into the other bag?

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