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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 a an ostomy skin care tip.

Laura Cox
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
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
FAQ swimming with an ostomy

FAQ Swimming with an Ostomy | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers a FAQ swimming with an ostomy. Read her suggestions and tips here!

Laura Cox
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...