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Have had ileostomy for over 30 years and live at sea level. Whenever I travel to see family who live at 8400 ft. I have a ballooning issue with my appliance. I use a Convetec product that has a vent/filter but it doesn't seem to work. Have tried GasX with minimal success. Any suggestions out there?
I have an ileostomy, too. I got mine earlier this year and I'm still learning what works, and doesn't work, for me. I also live at sea level (Central California Coast). Recently, my husband and I took a trip up to the Sequoia National Park. We were up at an elevation of 7800 feet and I, too, had issues with my bag ballooning up. I use a Coloplast product that has a charcoal filter, but it didn't seem to help, as I had to practically run to the restroom at least twice a night to let the air out. Interestingly enough, I only seemed to have an issue with my bag ballooning up at night. Sadly, I don't have a suggestion for you, but it's something I will definitely discuss with my Ostomy Nurse. Good luck!
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