Odour busters

Clinical Advisor

From A Bigger Life

If a pouch is fitting well there should be no odour unless emptying or changing the pouch.

What to do if you notice a smell

You should check for a leak, it is normal for your bowel motion to smell different after surgery as a portion of your bowel has been removed.

Certain foods that may alter the odour

Baked beans, onions, green vegetables, cauliflower, spicy foods, fish and eggs.

Tips to manage odour

Foods – Natural yogurt, parsley, peppermint.

Deodorisers – drops and sprays

If you find that odour is a particularly troublesome problem, you should record a food diary and try to work out if there is some food item which is problematic.

Bloggers Experience

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