There are a variety of different pouches available for different types of stomas and also to fit in with your output, lifestyle and personal preferences. The main pouch types available are:
- Closed – These pouches are non-drainable and are not re-usable. They are suitable for more formed motions (e.g. formed stools rather than looser stools or urine) and usually need to be replaced between one and three times a day.
Find out more about NaturFit® closed colostomy pouches
- Drainable – These pouches are drainable and suitable for less formed motions (e.g. loose stools or urine). They have an open/close system at the bottom such as a clip, flap or tap to allow for emptying the pouch content and resealing again. They need to be replaced less often than closed pouches, typically every one to three days.
Find out more about NaturFit® open ileostomy pouches
- Urostomy -These pouches have been developed specifically to collect urine after bladder surgery. They have an open/close system at the bottom such as a clip, flap or tap to allow for emptying the urine and resealing again. They can also be fitted overnight to a drainage system.
Find out more about NaturFit® urostomy pouches
- One or two-piece systems – A one-piece system allows for a completely fresh pouch to be used each time, with the whole pouch being removed and disposed of after use. A two-piece system requires a base section/flange to stay attached to the stoma with a separate pouch attached to this base/flange. The base plate is then changed much less regularly.
All of the NaturFit® range are one-piece pouches, created for added comfort, flexibility and security.