So how often do you, as a BCIR patient, change your stoma pad/ bandage/ dressing? Personally, I will change mine every time I use the restroom. Whether it’s a No.1 or a No.2, I just change it out as there is almost always at least a small amount of moisture on the pad. If the pad is even slightly wet, it can cause irritation around the stoma, for me anyway. In my case, the pad is a quadrupled folded over strip of toilet paper held in place over the stoma by my boxers.
If one is using the more legit stoma bandages, changing the pad out often may get expensive, in which case changing the stoma pad out less frequently is probably fine assuming you’re not seeing any irritation around the stoma.