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66 mustang guy
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   Posted 12/2/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday I had my first flange failure, this is the first time I had just ate breakfast (two eggs and one piece of sausage) when I felt like I was going, in just a few minutes I could feel wetness on my stomach, I went to the bathroom and found out the flange came loose on the side, when I took it off the stool was under the flange, it was the nasty cold black watery stuff, I can't figure out why it went under the flange, I had just changed it that morning, I use Hollister and am reading a lot of negative comments about Hollister on this site, should I consider another brand or was this a fluke?

5 weeks with new perm. ileostomy due to crohns
4 bowel resections since 1984
Colostomy in 1988, worked out fine until this year when the crohns came back with a fury.

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   Posted 12/2/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Hollister and I don't have issues with them. Last night however the bag detached from the flange, but that was because of the sweatpants I was wearing and I tried tucking the bag in so the top part of the bag filled up and the pressure caused it to pop.
The flange I was wearing lasted for 8 days.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Takedown - Sometime next year; busy with job/school.

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   Posted 12/2/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
66 mustang guy
Does your stoma stick out or is it recessed? Sometimes my stoma is flat or recessed. When movement starts my stoma will turn sideways and pump the sewage under the wafer. If this is the problem a convex wafer or seal may help.

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