There can be a number of reasons for leaking of the bag. The first thing to check is that the bag has been fitted correctly and that there are no gaps where the bag fits around your stoma. If it doesn’t fit appropriately, it may be worth speaking to your stoma nurse who can offer some fitting advice and other suggestions on sizing or different bags to try.

Another common reason for leaking can be due to something called pancaking. Take a look at our FAQ ‘What is pancaking?‘ to find out more about what can be done to help resolve this.