clothing question for the ladies.

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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it ok to wear tight clothing over the stoma. I mean TIGHT control top panty hose. I needed them to wear to church this a.m. and all I had were the control top. I'm still a bit swollen and sore from surgery so I might have just been uncomfortable for that reason. But I want to make sure I'm not harming my "little Chassity" with the tightness. It really helped to conceal my bag under my dress, which I was glad, but the output was very minimal, and we went to lunch after and "she" didn't poop like she has been-maybe no room. Is that ok?
I'm also wondering about swimming suits.......
Do you wear special bags for swimming? I know it's Jan. but I was just curious.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery to redo ileostomy and switch to other side 12/25/08; pred., (ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 1/11/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Control tops should be comfy!! Even though it's tight since it is stretchy you shouldn't have to worry about it. As for swimsuits just wear what you're comfortable with. You can use a smaller bag if that makes you feel better but it is not necessary.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 1/11/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot handle wearing anything tight. I need the space for the stoma and for it to poop. If I wear anything slightly tight for a couple of hours I feel nausaus and sore and my stoma gets real sore. I don'y swim or take baths. You can with a plug for your bag if it has a filter and it needs covering. I am getting my stoma reversed in a week. Cannot wait.

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   Posted 1/11/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I ALWAYS wear snug undies like 'Spanx'. It holds my bag in place and the output kind of equally disperses instead of feeling heavy at the bottom. Plus it helps with that feeling of 'pressure' from the weight of the output too. I do empty quite often though. I did get a new swimsuit but my hernia really shows, so I nixed that. Dang, my life of a Victoria Secret model is over - LOL. BUT I do take baths every morning and haven't had any problems.
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
i never have problems with control top pantyhose/spanx...infact I LOVE wearing stoma continues to work and it redistributes the volume of the pouch so it looks flatter:) But, if it bothers you, don't wear them.

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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I too wear tighter undies to hold stuff in place. It is just more comfy for me to wear them ... that is what I began with many years ago and just stuck with them. I don't care to wear the control top panty hose --- doesn't bother the stoma, but does bother my stomach since I am short waisted. I prefer thigh high hose. I've worn panty hose when I am in a pinch, but just not crazy about them.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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