How Can a Stoma Guard Help You?

Patients who've had any form of ostomy surgery come away with a stoma (opening) in their small intestine or bladder. It might be temporary, but patients with an ileostomy bag, or any other type of ostomy bag, adjust quickly to their new situation with the right equipment and support.

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Some Challenges that Patients Face After an Ostomy
One of the most embarrassing things ostomy patients describe is known as ‘pancaking.’ Sometimes, the fecal matter will skirt the edge of the stoma without dropping into the bag because of a vacuum in the layers. It causes a blockage, and waste travels into the flange and leaks out from the bag.
Any stoma is particularly sensitive to pressure and impact. Doctors encourage their patients to restart their active lifestyles as soon as possible since it helps with recovery and leads to improved ostomy resolutions. However, the opening’s pouch needs some form of support or protective guard that applies gentle pressure to it and keeps the bag secure when you move.
Fortunately, the benefits of stoma guards far outweigh the challenges. The right equipment ensures discreet handling of the stoma and easy access to an active lifestyle.

Benefits of Stoma Guards

Stoma guards can help patients resume normal life much faster. These guards are easy to wear and have a much longer wear time than many other ostomy appliances. An ostomy nurse often recommends a stoma dome for ostomy care, as it allows patients to wear clothes that are comfortable without worrying about body shapes or protrusions.

Comfortable Lifestyle
The best stoma guard is one that alleviates much of the stress of an ostomy. For example, the Stomaplex Guard allows patients to carry on wearing jeans, playing sports, and enjoying long periods between bag changes. It's especially useful for patients who've had their colon removed, as it offers protection and comfort.
High-Quality Pressure Resistance
A stoma is susceptible to pressure from many different sources, including seat belts, dress pants, and anything on the belt line. Products like The Stoma Protector address this issue using the wearer's elastic belt or a special support belt to hold it in place. A stoma guard also sits on the stomach area, so wearing pants is significantly easier.
Fewer Leaks
The main cause of ostomy bag leaks is a faulty flange. The guard helps protect this flange adhesive from normal movement. There's a slight, constant pressure on the flange, so it maintains a better seal for longer and reduces the number of pouch changes or accidents.
The guard also has a channel near the stoma output, ensuring enough space for the device to work effectively. It allows for the free flow of waste and alleviates the risk of leaks.

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Stoma Protector Components

The stoma guard has three main components that help it protect the stoma, regardless of patient body size or the location and size of the opening.

Stoma Cover

The outer cover contains durable, lightweight plastic that offers protection from impact and pressure. It does a great job of protecting from seat belt pressure, ensuring patients stay safe while driving.


The baseplate contains soft, flexible rubber and plastic, which maintains the skin barrier while also protecting the adhesive flange. It sits comfortably against the skin and contains hypoallergenic materials. Many patients with sensitive skin report wearing the baseplate for a few weeks with no allergies or other issues.

Keyhole Plate

A keyhole plate is an alternative option where it's not necessary to protect the stoma from pressure. It's great for women wearing dresses where other guards would show through the fabric. The keyhole doesn't have the elevated stoma clearance of the traditional cover, but it still prevents matter from aggregating around the opening.

The Stealthbelt Pro has allowed me to return to the job I love. It secures my ostomy bag and allows me to concentrate on the work at hand.

Firefighter Lt. Scott S.
Atlanta, Georgia
Other Stoma Protection Options
Learning how to deal with the challenges of an ostomy can take a while, but there are plenty of appliances to help. Most doctors will recommend ostomy wraps or an ostomy belt to keep the pouch in place and supported. Another good option is to use the stoma guard in conjunction with other devices.
For example, a hernia belt can reduce the risk of postoperative hernias while also providing excellent support. A stoma guard provides reliable protection for the stoma against pressure and makes it easier to manage leaks and pancaking issues. Additional support from belts also decreases the tension on the skin around the stoma, which can lead to many complications.

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From size, to color and fabric, our belts are customizable for your individual needs.
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Incredibly happy with my stealth belts. I had my ostomy surgery less than 6 months ago and now have two stealth belt pros that I wear almost 24/7. The belt truly supports the ostomy device and gives you the confidence to live your life normally. Thank you so much, Stealth Belt!

Salva B
Chicago, Illinois

For those individuals needing to wear ostomy belts or ostomy wraps, the Stealth Belt is a fashionable and sleek belt designed to provide a comfortable, supportive and protective fit. Tucked close to the body, Stealth ostomy belts are virtually unnoticeable.

What is an ostomy belt?

For those individuals who have had a colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or other similar procedures, ostomy bag belts provide support for the weight of medical appliances that are attached to the stoma. These colostomy wraps are carefully designed to wrap around the abdomen and securely attach to the ostomy bag. An ostomy belt creates security and support for ostomates and their colostomy bags.

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Ostomy belts and ostomy wraps are considered “accessories” for ostomy appliances. Meaning they may or may not be a good option for your specific needs and are not necessarily a mandatory item to purchase. That said, ostomy belts and wraps may provide additional support, comfort and discretion that many individuals find beneficial.

Ostomy wraps and belts serve a number of purposes including:

  • Ensuring proper adhesion of your pouching system
  • Accentuating or enhancing a convex system
  • Providing a sense of security
  • Providing additional support
  • Improving comfort
  • Enhancing discretion

If you are concerned about any of the above factors or are experiencing any of the following you may want to consider researching ostomy belts and ostomy wraps further:

  • Consistent or regular leakage (especially at creases or edges)
  • Premature raising or lifting of the borders of your flange
  • Your system tends to shift or move excessively during daily activities

For many individuals, ostomy wraps and/or ostomy belts provide a sense of security and reduces the self-consciousness associated with their setup. In other cases, those that participate in sports or who enjoy swimming or baths may need the increased support these accessories can provide.

Additionally, these belts can be worn throughout the night for reduced risk of leakage when tossing and turning when sleeping.

There are a number of benefits to consider when looking at ostomy belts and ostomy wraps.

Benefits may include:

  • Pouch support
  • Reduce the need for adhesives and associated skin irritation
  • Aid in improving the seal when utilizing a convex skin barrier
  • Improved stealth and reduced noticeability, helping improve self-confidence
  • Protection of the colostomy or urostomy bag from added stability and support
  • Prevention of detachment from the stoma
  • Reduction of leakage and spills caused from physical movement of the bag
  • Improved comfort
  • And more…

Ostomy kits are not the most pleasant medical devices to have to navigate life with. However, just because you have to wear an ostomy kit doesn’t mean you need to suffer needlessly.

Ostomy belts and ostomy wraps can help.

The Stealth Belt, for example, is made from highly breathable, flexible and supportive material that moves with you, contouring to the shape of your body as you move about.

Our Stealth Belt allows you to live an active life, complete with sports and recreational activities without the worry of your ostomy kit coming loose or leaking.

Our belts are discreet and form-fitting, making sure you can wear virtually any type of clothing or gear without feeling self-conscious about the appearance.

No matter if you’re making moves on the dance floor, or hitting the track, with Stealth Belts you can rest easy knowing your appliance will be kept safely in place.

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Whether you choose to wear a belt or another stoma guard, be sure to talk to your doctor before making the final decision. A medical professional will be able to advise you on the best option that fits your lifestyle and assists your recovery. You can also contact the Stealth Belt support team for more information about their available products.

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