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What are some tips for ordering ostomy equipment?

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1. Allow enough time for delivery when you order it.

2. Re-measure your stoma before ordering pre-cut pouches during the first 6 months.

3. Always keep an extra 2-week supply of pouch equipment.

4. Keep a list of your equipment along with the order numbers, manufacturers, and sources of supply. Give a copy of this list to a family member or friend in case of an emergency.

5. Shop around for the best equipment prices. Some suppliers will help you with Medicare and insurance forms.

6. Consider how long you wear your pouch when calculating the cost of your equipment.

From: Colostomy Questions and Answers WebMD Medical Reference

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American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

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