Stoma Above Waist: Struggling with Comfort and Flow in Formal Wear

Nov 17, 2023 9:13 pm


Most of the time I can get by with the pouch outside my pants with a support garment and an untucked shirt. Recently, I had a formal event and used a stoma guard to leave some space between the pouch and the waistband to not cut off flow for my urostomy. It was very uncomfortable. Any ideas? I hear people talk about suspenders and a waist 1 inch greater, but even then, when sitting down, it reduces the ability for flow. 

Any alternatives?

Nov 18, 2023 10:58 am

I recently attended a wedding. Wore a size larger formal shirt with a vest. Tucked the shirt in, but left it loose enough for my bag to hang free. Rolled up the bag several times and secured it with an IGGIE clip (small paper clip). This way, the bag was not so long. Worked well. Hollister makes short bags. Those work well too.

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Nov 18, 2023 7:41 pm

Does a urostomy sit lower or differently than the other ostomies?