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   Posted 10/13/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I need some advice.  I have been using a Hollister two piece system adn in the last three days the pouch has detached from the flange for no apparant reason.  Needless to say that does not make me a happy camper.  I am wearing a nu hope ostomy support belt with the pouching system, and I really feel much better with it.  Actually going without it is not an option, my stoma has prolapsed until it is quite large.  Does anyone have any ideas to make the pouch more secure.  It is funny that I have been using the same system since my surgery in February.  Why now does it all seem to fall apart? confused
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   Posted 10/13/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
oh goodness, I use the Hollister 2-pc system and I have never had my bag not stick to the flange. Are you using the Hollister New Image? Are you applying anything to your skin, flange, or wafer. I put on different bags for my morning run, one for daily activities, and another for when I go to bed. I have never had any of these bags detach. Have you contacted Hollister? Have you tried changing all of your appliances to a new wafer and new bag and seeing if that still happens?

Sorry you are having trouble.
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Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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   Posted 10/13/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're having this problem. My stoma nurse told me to always listen for the 'snap' sound when I apply the bag to the wafer, so I know that it's on. The bags I use (Coloplast) also have a locking device on the side, so I've never had one come off.

Maybe you got a batch of defective bags or wafers. I'd try putting on a new bag from a different box, and see if it stays on. If it doesn't, then I'd put on a new wafer from a different box to see if it's the problem.

Good luck!

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   Posted 10/13/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah i would check ones from another pack also, i got a defective bunch once where the bag was detaching from the ring, if you call hollister they will replace the box for you.
Like she said though, make sure you listen for the clicking sound

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   Posted 10/13/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ralph, make sure you snap that two piece on all around and listen for the click, top and bottom.  I use the New Image two piece also.  I havent had any problems with it at all.  I do use the adjustable safety belt most of the time, especially during the day when I will be up and moving around a lot. 

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   Posted 10/14/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not familiar with the Hollister 2 piece, is it the snap togethers or the low profile press togethers? Maybe your NuHope belt is wedging between the flange and pouch and loosening the seal? Are you snapping it together with your belt on and the belt is interfering without you realizing it? The belt seems to be the change you've made when your problem started.
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