Depending on the brand you wear, you may not have had it closed properly. Convatec can be a bear to get completely closed, and the only way of knowing is to use a hand mirror to see the whole way around the seal. You can go all day with it not closed completely, but once the pressure from the inside increases (while you sleep), you've got a problem. Once closed completely though, I never had one come undone in 18 years. That's one of the reasons I've never switched brands, I know the seal holds.
I have had "blow outs" which to me is when the seal is tight, but the pressure is too much so it actually goes under the flange and everything comes off in a horrible mess. I've had them at night and after a colonoscopy at the hospital in the dressing room (very embarassing). Usually a blow out is caused by the flange not fitting around the stoma correctly or erosion of the flange around the stoma and having a small leak to begin with.
Anyway, with Convatec, I seal and unseal the flange and pouch a few times before I even put them on, it makes it easier to seal when I finally get them on my marshmellow stomach (I don't think I have a single muscle left under there since my surgery, lol). The more you
open and close them, the easiear it is to seal, and the seal still holds.
You know your husband really loves you when he still kisses you good morning after a night like that, lol. My husbands been through it a few times.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.