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elle d.
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I had a weird experience with the closed Hollister 18323 bag where I kept getting whiffs of stinkiness with very little poo (like even if it was a drainable, not worth emptying) in the bag.  My husband even noticed when he was sitting in a chair next to the couch I was sitting on. There may have been some air biscuits. 🤓

I’m sure it likely had something to do with the filter at the top of the bag, but long story short, I don’t want to be wearing a bag that gets stinky at all. I don’t want to have to tape over the filter on the outside of my bag where it can just get worn off by pulling my pants up and down.  

but this is even weirder, after washing my hands with yummy smelling hand soap and then running my fingers across the fabric of the bag my fingers smelled like poo. It was almost like the smell was in the outer fabric of the bag. 😟

I’m back to Coloplast two piece Mio and I guess that’s it. Though there are things I don’t like, it still seems to be the least worst. I do have to tape over the filter to avoid pancaking cause it has super suction, but the little stickers they send to cover the filter are protected by the gray material on the outside of the bag.

So now I have 29 Hollister bags and 9 baseplates that I need to see if Edgepark will take back so I don’t run over my allowed insurance bag quota. Has anyone ever sent back supplies? Is that even a thing or would these supplies be one of those non-returnable items? 

If not, I guess it’s tape the filter and risk being Stinky Bag Magillicutty till they are all used up. 

 

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VeganOstomy
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I've had this happen, but usually after 7+ days, and not always. More so on the "improved" thinner Hollister bags.

How long until you notice this smell from the bag (not the filter)? 

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elle d.
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@veganostomy glad to know I wasn’t having a moment! It was a little over 24 hours. Not a good sign for an “improved” product!


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that happens from time to time.  thin plastic film like that is porous, it normally takes me 4-5 days to have a stinky bag,  but sometimes it has happened in a day.  filters work and sometimes i have to put tape over the vent hole right away.     they're mass produced, some errors go un-noticed.     be happy bags aren't made of thick rubber anymore.   


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Yvan Charbonneau
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Lately I’ve had it happen as early as 3 days but as long as 4-5 days but since Most of the time until recently I was house bound I’d leave it until it bothered me ironically my spouse never noticed. Thank god for incense!!! By day 7 I just change it


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Posted by: @elledubuque

It was a little over 24 hours.

That's a little discouraging. Hopefully, it was only a "one-off" thing, and that doesn't happen again. 

It may be helpful to use a trusted pouch deodorant, since it could delay or prevent any smells from getting through the plastic.

I've always been a fan of Hollister M9, which isn't scented, but it stops the stink from within the bag.

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elle d.
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Well, I called Edgepark and they will not let me return the Hollister product which I figured.  Because the box was opened.  This makes sense.  It is just too bad they wouldn't take them back as defective.

I am going to see if there is a place they can be donated in Austin because it just feels wrong to toss them out. 

The Coloplast Mio bags aren't giving me any of that stinky trouble at all.  

 

 


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I've had this happen with my 2 piece system. Every time, it's been that there tiniest little space that I had not quite got snapped down all the way. Since I rinse my drainable bags with a bidet, it becomes obvious really fast when I have water squirting out the bag/flange junction!

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Posted by: @elledubuque

Well, I called Edgepark and they will not let me return the Hollister product which I figured.  Because the box was opened.  This makes sense.  It is just too bad they wouldn't take them back as defective.

Give Hollister a call :) They're more likely to send replacements for something like that, plus, they should be getting feedback about their products so they can make them better. 

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The Coloplast Mio bags aren't giving me any of that stinky trouble at all.  

I wouldn't expect them to, since the plastic used is thicker, and Mio's have multiple layers. I think the problem with the Hollister bags is that they've made them so thin (recent "improvement" within the last two years), and it's just not as good as the older bags. 

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