Issues with a bag

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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have just switched over to Coloplast 2 piece, I like that the flange part is plastic.  But last night I was getting ready for bed and stood up and the bag literally fell off, no warning.  Has this happened to anyone else.  It had only been on 2 days, I had gone for a run and it was warm... but just to pop off like that.  It was a little unnerving, I noticed that at work today I was back to walking around with my hand over my ileostomy like I did when it first happened.  (I got the are you pregnant? look again)
UC 2003 Ileostomy Feb 2009

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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh scary. My idea of horror. Could it be the warm body that effected the sealant? Makes me want to make a neoprene band or something. I know there are belts you can buy they seem yucky.

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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, That is my  worst nightmare of that happening i use safe seals around the flange which works brilliantly Bev x
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all, I will try your suggetions. I have been use tube tops when all else fails.

UC 2003 Ileostomy 2009

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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
my guess would be that there was another factor...soap? Skin Prep? Was it their extended wear version? I am pretty sure that some brands do not recommend the use of skin prep with their products for that won't stick.

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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
just the bag, or did the whole appliance fall off?
I had the bag fall off in the dinning room a few months ago. I guess i just didn't 'click' it. It was funny/sad/gross. I had a mess to clean up.
Oh well. You live and learn.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue,

I have been using the Coloplast 2-piece since I had surgery (about a year and a half ago), and really like them!

I had my bag fall off once also (than goodness I was at home!), but the reason it happened to me was because it was not snapped on right to begin with.

You know how the plastic ring on the bag snaps onto the plastic ring on the wafer, kind of like tupperware? Well, the ring part on my bag was not snapped on the whole way around (I missed a part on the bottom). Surprisingly, it stayed on for like 6 hours before falling off suddenly! Maybe this happened to you..?

I don't worry about it happening again--now I just take a mirror and MAKE SURE I can see that the part of the bag at the bottom of my stoma is snapped on tightly! :)


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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i did the same thing one time, but mine just popped open not all the way off. Now im totally OCD and check it like 50 times when i put it on, lol
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