Swimming With An Ostomy
Sarah swims with an ostomy. Before going out into the pool to swim laps, she puts on her Stomaplex stoma guard.
Swim with an Ostomy:
When you have a stoma from an ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy) there should be no reason why swimming isn’t an option. The seal of the ostomy skin barrier is tight and water will not seep into the bag or the output from the ostomy will not leak into the water. If you notice the tape collar of the wafer start to lift off you might want to consider using the Elastic Barrier Strips from Coloplast.
Be aware that your stoma will still function when you are swimming and for this reason avoid wearing tight bands that restrict the flow from your stoma. If the stoma’s output is restricted, you may experience “pancaking” around the stoma. This could result in a leak and an embarrassing moment since the swimming pool water may become contaminated. For this reason, I recommend using the Stomaplex stoma guard when swimming. The Stomaplex ostomy belt and guard keeps the ostomy bag and wafer tight to your skin allowing the stoma to flow and preventing leaks.
Stomaplex Ostomy Swimsuit Model: Maggie Baldwin
Swimming with an Ostomy
In spite of the wonderful testimonials you have received, I feel compelled to add one more. For anyone who has an “outie” stoma (as I do) right on my belt line, the Stoma Guard covers, protects and smooths out my body profile. It’s so comfortable I hardly know I am wearing it. The Stoma Guard provides the ultimate in protection, my clothes fit better and I never have to worry about. I just enjoy the overall security the Stomaplex Stoma Guard gives me. If anyone is concerned about this accessory for their stoma appliance I can only say “try it, you’ll love it!” Thanks again for inventing such a great product that really does improve the quality of my life,
Mike Lord (Vancouver, BC Canada)
As a new ostomate, and a short person, my ostomy is the perfect height to be being constantly whacked by the edges of countertops, tables, etc. I was finding myself feeling very vulnerable when out in public.
The Freedom Guard has changed all of that. I find it astoundingly comfortable, and now I never need worry about being whomped resoundingly by a stranger’s purse. I wasn’t sure about the elastic belt and how comfortable it would be, but it really is a “put it on and forget about it” item. I can also wear my jeans, and pants with a waistband, which used to rub on my stoma to the point that I couldn’t stand to have them on for more than 5 minutes.
Last but not least, in the car, I no longer have to pull the lap belt out an inch or so, to stop it rubbing on my stoma.
I am thrilled and delighted with this fabulous product, and thanks so much for inventing it!
A very happy customer,
Maggie Baldwin is a successful ostomy model. She runs the Let’s Talk IBD channel successfully. Her she is modeling for Stomaplex in her ostomy swimsuit.
Swim with an Ostomy
Maggie believes in swimming with her ostomy. Her Hollister ostomy bag is protected with a Stomaplex stoma guard when she is not at the beach. Swim with an ostomy to feel healthy.