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The analysts forecast global colostomy bags market to grow at a CAGR of 5.89% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global colostomy bags market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, we consider the revenue generated from the sales of:

  • Colostomy drainage bags: One-piece and two-piece bag system
  • Colostomy care accessories: Products for skin protection and cleansing, security and leakage control, odor control, and other such as adhesive removers and pouch liners

The following companies are the key players in the global colostomy bags market: B. Braun, Coloplast, ConvaTec, Hollister, Marlen, Oakmed, T G Eakin, and Welland Medical. Other prominent vendors in the market are: 3M Company, Alcare, CliniMed, Cymed Ostomy, Flexicare Medical, Genairex, Hill-Rom Holdings, NB Products, and Torbot Group.

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According to the colostomy bags market driver of market growth is the need for stoma care. A rise in the use of colostomy bags has led to the demand for colostomy care accessories for stoma. The spillage of stool onto the stoma, sweating, dislocation of the colostomy bag, and unhygienic conditions can cause localized infections around the stoma resulting in a hard, reddened, and painful area. To prevent the incidence of stoma infections, colostomy care accessories have been developed. For instance, a colostomy belt can be worn with two-piece and convex ostomy bags to help prevent body waste leakage. Colostomy powders and cleaning wipes are used to maintain skin care and keep the area around the stoma dry.

The global colostomy bags market trend that is expected to boost market growth is the use of closed one-piece colostomy bags. Since the use of colostomy bags, the closed one-piece system has been gaining popularity for use during the management of diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and irritable bowel syndrome. These closed bags are used by people who have undergone descending or sigmoid colostomy and have harder stool output. In closed one-piece ostomy bags, the bag and the flange together form an inseparable unit and are fixed around the stoma. They are easy to dispose of as the whole unit can be removed. This minimizes the duration and effort required for routine ostomy care. They also help to ease the management of waste in public places and during physical activities.

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Global Colostomy Bags Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

An ostomy procedure, both temporary and permanent depending on the type of condition, involves the surgical creation of an opening or stoma in the human body to excrete waste products such as feces, mucus, and urine. Ostomy products include ostomy bags or pouches and ostomy care accessories. Ostomy bags are placed outside the patient's body to collect waste. Ostomy care accessories enhance the performance and comfort of the bags to manage the needs of ostomates. These accessories help prevent leakage of the ostomy bag contents, provide skin care for the peristomal region, and deodorize the contents.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is the unfavorable reimbursement policies adopted by insurance companies.

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