This page can be utilized to learn how to measure to order your Custom Ostomy Support Wrap for the best fit & function:

All PouchWear Premium Custom Collection products are fully custom made using the information & preferences chosen during checkout. Please review the following information on how to find the measurements needed to custom make your supports as accurately as possible.

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MEASURING GUIDE
BAG WORN

The direction the bag will be worn on the body within the support product.
Refer to the direction the drainage end of the bag is facing when looking down at the abdomen taking into account the location of the stoma on the body.

 If the stoma is on the left, the bag worn will appear as follows:
Horizontal Left Horizontal Right Vertical

If the stoma is on the right, the bag worn will appear as follows:
Horizontal Left Horizontal Right Vertical

*Equip the ostomy appliance in the direction the bag will be worn in the supports, prior to measuring, for the most accurate information.

 

RING SIZE

*This is not the size of the stoma opening. Do not use box measurements*

ring size

To measure, lay the bag down on a flat surface with the front of the bag facing you and fold the left side of the bag towards the middle until unable to fold any further; this will expose the area where the bag and flange/wafer meet. Repeat for the right side of the bag and measure the diameter of the ring; from the fold on the left to the fold on the right. Do not include tabs into the measurement. All ring openings are flexible and will be able to stretch over any tabs while equipping.

*If your ring is oblong, or oval in shape, follow the steps to measure from left to right, then also measure from the top of the ring to the bottom of the ring and specify the additional measurement in the 'special instructions' option.

 

RING PLACEMENT

This measurement refers to the amount of space between the top of the bag and the top of the ring, or where the ring is located on the bag.
To measure, lay the bag down on a flat surface with the front of the bag facing you, and fold the top of the bag down towards the middle until unable to fold any further. Measure from the fold you created to what was the top of the bag. This measurement will average around 1", sometimes a bit more or a bit less.

ring placement

 

BAG WIDTH

The bag width refers to the measurement from the left to the right of the widest part of the bag. For bags that are kidney, or unusually shaped, measure to and from the furthest edges.

bag width

 

BAG LENGTH

The bag length refers to the measurement from the top of the bag to the bottom of the bag.
Assure the bag is closed, like when worn on the body, prior to measuring. Fold & close any ends that are usually folded.

bag length

 

WRAP WAIST SIZE

The wrap waist size refers to the measurement from the upper most part of the bag and around your body.

To measure, place your measuring tape slightly above the top edge of your ostomy bag & measure around the body noting the size once the measuring tape meets.
For more accuracy, equip the ostomy appliance how it will be worn within the support product prior to measuring. Measure while standing up and prior to any heavy meals or situations in which your abdomen would swell or change in size.

horizontal waist measurementvertical waist measurement

*This does not refer to your clothing waist size and may not be measured specifically on the waist, depending on the location & size of your ostomy appliance. If any upper extensions will be added to your wrap, measure from the location the extension will meet on your body.
(example: a 2" upper extension would be measured from 2" above the top edge of your ostomy appliance)
Reductions, to account for the stretch in the materials, are made during tailoring, do not alter measurements being entered. Wraps will be form-fitting to ensure appropriate function.

 

HIP MEASUREMENT

The hip measurement refers to the measurement from the bottom most part of the bag and around your body.

To measure, place your measuring tape slightly below the bottom edge of your ostomy bag & measure around the body noting the size once the measuring tape meets.
For more accuracy, equip the ostomy appliance how it will be worn within the support product prior to measuring. Measure while standing up and prior to any heavy meals or situations in which your abdomen would swell or change in size.

horizontal hip measurementvertical hip measurement

*This does not refer to your clothing size and may not be measured specifically on the hip, depending on the location & size of your ostomy appliance. If any lower extensions will be added to your wrap, measure from the location the extension will meet on your body.
(example: a 2" lower extension would be measured from 2" below the bottom edge of your ostomy appliance)
Reductions, to account for the stretch in the materials, are made during tailoring, do not alter measurements being entered. Wraps will be form-fitting to ensure appropriate function.

 

STOMA LOCATION

The stoma location refers to the side of the body where the stoma is located. Looking down at your abdomen, note the side your stoma is located on your abdomen using your belly button as a center point.
Stoma Location

 

UPGRADE INFORMATION
UPPER EXTENSION

Added material to conceal more of the body above the ostomy bag area. Ideal for concealing tubing or bulges above the ostomy bag area.

*If an upper extension will be added to your wrap, assure that the measurement is taken from the location the extension will meet on your body.
(example: a 2" upper extension would be measured from 2" above the top edge of your ostomy appliance)

 

LOWER EXTENSION

Added material to conceal more of the body below the ostomy bag area.

*If a lower extension will be added to your wrap, assure that the measurement is taken from the location the extension will meet on your body.
(example: a 2" lower extension would be measured from 2" below the bottom edge of your ostomy appliance)

 

CLASSIC UPGRADE

Add an internal lining to reduce bag wrinkles, increase bag discretion under clothing, & helps to evenly distribute waste.

 

RUSH MANUFACTURING

Choosing rush manufacturing will reduce the manufacturing time frame to tailor the item(s). Choose between 1-3 or 3-5 business days, prior to shipping.

Review the Shipping page for further information.

*PouchWear Premium Custom Collection products are custom tailored using the information & preferences provided on the invoice. Please allow 7-10 business days for tailoring, on average, prior to shipping.

 

MEASURING VIDEO

 

EQUIPPING VIDEO

 

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