How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 46723
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

My Colostomy is alarmingly overactive with bags bursting. Away

Customer Question

My Colostomy is alarmingly overactive with bags bursting. Away from home. Stage 3 Ovarian cancer recovering well. Practical help please on Christmas Day?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

sounds like there is a lot of gas going on.

Dr. David :

I am a cancer doctor.

Dr. David :

medications like GasX with simethicone can help decrease gas output.

Dr. David :

also changing out the colostomy bag more frequently can help

Dr. David :

avoiding sodas and carbonation and beans in the diet can help decrease gas output.

Dr. David :

also eating more yogurt or probiotics in your diet can help introduce good bacteria in your bowels to help with better digestion.

Dr. David :

also avoiding milk if you are lactose intolerant can help decrease gas.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.