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Ostomies and Clothing

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Consider wearing loose fitting clothes such as training or jogging trousers with an elastic waist band that doesn't fit too tight, or wear pants that are one size larger than normal.

Darker clothing is usually more advisable than lighter clothing. Darker clothing:

  • Makes some people feel safer
  • Is less likely to show leaks.


  • Consider pants such as those manufactured by Fostex. The waist band has velcro on both sides so the waist can be easily expanded. To find a dealer in  your area, click on: offsite link


  • Wear clothing with a front fastener. It is easier to get to the stoma to take care of it when necessary - espeically if you are out of the house.


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