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Replacing a urostomy pouch

Step 1

Removing the old urostomy pouch
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Remove your old pouch by peeling away the barrier and gently lifting the pouch while pressing down on the skin below the pouch. Dispose of the old pouch.

Step 2

Cleaning your skin and measuring your stoma
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Clean your skin with a wet washcloth or wipe. Measure your stoma, if you need to.

Step 3

Cutting an opening in the barrier and exposing the adhesive
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Cut an opening in the new barrier slightly larger than the stoma. Remove the paper backing from the barrier so that the adhesive is exposed.

Step 4

Attaching the new urostomy pouch
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Position the opening in the barrier around the stoma and apply the sticky side to the skin.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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