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Concealing an Ostomy Bag

Concealing an Ostomy Bag | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist offers suggestions to a man who wants help concealing an ostomy bag when his shirt rides up.

Laura Cox, LPC
Swimming Ostomy

Tips for Swimming with an Ostomy – More Security | Ask Laura

In this Ask Laura, a daughter asks how her 89-year-old mother who recently had ostomy surgery can have more security in the pool.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Pancaking

Ostomy Pancaking | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers frequently asked question about ways to avoid ostomy pancaking.

Laura Cox, LPC
Peristomal Hernia

Peristomal Hernia | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers questions about a peristomal hernia. Are they normal? What can I do about them?

Laura Cox, LPC
Stoma and Seat Belt

Stomas and Seat Belts | Ask Laura

I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car, since the stoma and seat belt are right next to each other.

Laura Cox, LPC
high elevation and ostomies

High Elevation and Ostomies | Ask Laura

We discuss the possible difficulties of being at high elevation and the solutions for these difficulties for high elevation and ostomies.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ileostomy Output

Ileostomy Output | Ask Laura

Laura answers a question about how to slow down ileostomy output during the night. This enables people with frequent output to get a better night sleep.

Laura Cox, LPC
ostomy skin care

Laura’s Number One Ostomy Skin Care Tip | Ask Laura

What is one thing you wish someone had told you about having an ostomy before ostomy surgery? Laura answers with an ostomy skin care tip.

Laura Cox, LPC
Showering with an Ostomy

Showering with an Ostomy | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers a new ostomate's question about showering with an ostomy, giving tips for getting the pouch wet.

Laura Cox, LPC
Explaining an Ostomy

Explaining an Ostomy to Someone | Ask Laura

"How do you explain what an ostomy is to someone?" Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers this question and offers tips!

Laura Cox, LPC
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your pouch...