This page can be utilized to learn how to measure to order your Ostomy Pouch Covers 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
POCKET STYLE

Pocket Shape

Choose the shape of the pouch along with the type of closure for your pouch:

• ROUND - round bottom, best for bags with a round shape & urostomy appliances to contain drainage spout.
• FLAT - standard flat bottom with curved edges, perfect for wide bottom bags, or appliances with clips or hard-bar closures.

enclosed pocketflip-out pocketzipper pocketvelcro pocketopen bottom pocket

• ENCLOSED - ideal for close ended ostomy appliances, will have no pocket & no opening at the bottom of the pouch cover.
• FLIP-OUT - standard, thin profile & most descreet under clothing. Pocket closed & opened via a fabric overlay to keep bag away from skin & allow easy access.
• ZIPPER - pocket closed & opened via a zipper with a fabric overlay to keep zipper off of body.
• VELCRO - pocket closed & opened using velcro with a fabric overlay to keep the velcro off the body.
• OPEN BOTTOM - contains internal pocket, bottom of pouch remains open. Not recommended for horizontally worn bags.

 

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

 

TYPE OF OSTOMY

Specify if your ostomy is a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy as well as whether the appliance is a one-piece, or two-piece, appliance.

 

UPGRADE INFORMATION
SHADE UPGRADE

Add an internal lining that provides added structure & reduces bag wrinkles under clothing.

The lining will not be visible from outside of the pouch.

 

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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