I Don’t Want an Ostomy Bag – Top Concerns for Those Facing Ostomy Surgery

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
05/11/17  10:22 AM PST

No one wants an ostomy bag. But Laura’s had one since 2011 and it hasn’t stopped her from having friends, traveling, dating and enjoying her life. Watch Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist take us through the top fourteen ostomy concerns those facing surgery may have.

These fourteen concerns that Laura addresses are: leaks; noise; dressing; body image; going out in public; sports, leisure and other activities; friends; dating and sex; sleeping; odor; hydration; and travel.

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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 ostomy in to. It requires you to turn your ostomy pouch 45 degrees...

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