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Keeping Things In There Plaice

Posted by garysatnav, on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:41 pm

I have started wearing a headband like a garter on my thigh and tuck the clip of my ileostomy bag underneath it and this does a very good job of holding it where I want it.

Reply by Mrs.A, on Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:34 pm

Interesting. I did't realize that illo bags were so long.

Reply by NotDeadYet, on Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:56 pm

I'm a girl so leggings work.  But I have a male friend who wears undies that are a cross between Y fronts and boxers. I think those would be my choice if I were a guy and wanted to "slim down" my colostomy bag

Reply by Primeboy, on Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:37 pm
Mrs.A wrote:

Interesting. I did't realize that illo bags were so long.

Yes, some ileo bags are really long.  I discovered a way to solve the problem inexpensively.  Now I can continue to enjoy my summertime golfing in short pants.  Check this out:



Reply by mild_mannered_super_hero, on Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:52 am

necessitcy.....the mother of invention, or as the u.s. army says, adapt, improvise and overcome

Reply by judianna, on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:24 am

What a clever idea....good on ya!

Reply by bigal1579, on Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:29 am

For the headband idea, I would worry that if I stretch the wrong way, something has to give, and it could be the seal if the headband is too secure.

Check out for some great options they have - wraps and underwear with a flap to hold the pouch.

I sometimes do a double underwear approach.  It works great in the locker room when changing and keeps the pouch in place.  I wear briefs (my preferred type of underwear), where the waistband is just below my pouch.  Then I wear boxers over that, with the waistband just over the pouch.  Everything stays secure (I do this when playing tennis), and when changing into golf shorts, no one is any the wiser that I have a pouch on.

Reply by vikinga, on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Ditto on that concern about things getting pulled the wrong way. Have you tried any of the newer pouches that fold up and tuck into themselves? The one shown in the picture with the elastic band is a Urostomy bag and would NOT work well for an Ileostomy when you have thicker output.

Reply by almelia, on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:36 am

I like this idea very much.... I was tucking the clip into briefs worn below my pouch but it still anoys me there. 

I do wear 'wraps' for bed. But in summer when I just don't want things moving around the headband makes sense... Also... going to try it this week as am having a hip replacement on opp side next week and at moment have no idea what dressings etc will be in place as they are going in 'from behind'.

And yes.... my ileo pouch does hang that low when I wear a maxi pouch. (I am only 4'10 tho!!!) 

Reply by luv2day, on Wed May 10, 2017 10:32 pm

They don't have to be. Good grief, that's unbelievable.

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