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VeganOstomy
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April 11, 2017 11:00 am  

Let's talk about the Stealth Belt Pro! Do you use one? How has your experience been?

Full review for this product can be found by clicking on the link below.

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October 4, 2017 10:58 am  

This feels like a silly question, and I emailed the stealth belt people to ask them and didn't hear back. If you wear the Sensura Mio Click, when you're measuring the flange for a stealth belt, do you measure the click tab with the button? I can't figure out if I need the 2 3/4” opening or the 3 1/4" one.


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October 4, 2017 11:11 am  

Not a silly question at all!

Ok, the Sensura Mio Clicks have four belt loop tabs (rather than two). I would measure so that the ring of the stealth belt can go under those tabs - essentially, you want to measure the base of the flange.

What's the part # of your flange? I may be able to measure it here if I have the same one.

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October 4, 2017 11:44 am  

Uhh. It's... 10512. The 50mm one.


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VeganOstomy
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October 4, 2017 12:25 pm  

Ok, I have the same flange and bag to go with it. My StealthBelt has a 2 1/4" hole, which fits the Sensura Mio 10512, but it's a little tight. I'd go with the next one up for that appliance.

I hope that helps.

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October 4, 2017 12:29 pm  

Amazing. Thanks so much.


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November 30, 2017 7:54 pm  

Thank you for putting out so much great advice and reviews! I'm a very new ostomate, 7 Nov to be exact, and have learned so much from you it's made my transition easier. My question is, how are you burping your bag with the stealth belt? From the back? I love my stealth belt so far but am having issues figuring out the best way to burp my bag. Many thanks!


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VeganOstomy
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December 3, 2017 11:59 am  

Hey Darren,

I burp it right from the flange coupling. You can see it in one of the photos in this article: https://www.veganostomy.ca/how-to-burp-an-ostomy-bag/, and I also demonstrate it in the video I posted at the top of that article :)

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December 20, 2017 2:26 pm  

So, here's something I haven't been able to find any information about: I've been wearing my stealth belt for about a month and a half now (pretty much 24/7), and I love it! But I've started to have some pretty bad skin breakdown under the flange. I finally managed to see a stoma nurse, and she suspects that the Stealth Belt is applying pressure to the skin, and that's what's causing the breakdown, and so I should try to only wear the Stealth Belt when out and about.

I'm curious if you've ever heard of this happening to anybody else?


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VeganOstomy
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December 20, 2017 2:42 pm  

Never heard that happening because of the StealthBelt, but let me ask you:

- are you wearing a flat or convex wafer?
- is your belt really tight?
- do you sweat a lot?

Either of those factors could create problems with long-term use. I wear my belt for months on end, 24/7 (rotating while one is being washed) and have not had any issues.

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December 20, 2017 2:45 pm  

- Flat - I…don't think it's really tight? But then again, I don't really know.


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December 20, 2017 3:30 pm  

Yeah, there's no easy way to measure tightness in this regard. But take your nurse's advice and see if it helps to wear it less often (or not at night).

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October 11, 2018 9:00 pm  

I've had my stealth belt for a few weeks and both times I've worn it, I've ended up having a leak. I honestly (knock on wood) never experience leaks otherwise (I mean sometimes I get a little under the wafer that I see during a regular change, but these "stealth belt leaks" were the emergency, blowout kind). Nothing else has changed in my routine in terms of wafers, skin products, etc. The only change is I now have bags with filters. In my experience it seems the filters stop working very quickly wearing the pouch sideways. The other only possible change I can think of is that because my pouch is in the belt, I do not burp it as often because it's kind of a pain. At least one of my leaks occurred after the pouch ballooned with air overnight.

Do you have any thoughts as to why I am experiencing leaks when I wear the belt? I do plan to contact the company but wanted other opinions as well. I will also say that I don't think the belt fits me very well but I don't think it's the manufacturer's fault... my stoma sits in a place that is exactly between my waist and my hips, so it's awkward to get it to fit me snugly with pulling too hard on the appliance. If it matters, I've been putting the fabric of the hole on the belt under the floating flange (Hollister) - ergo the whole flange is inside the belt (which is why burping is less convenient). Do you think I should try to put the belt fabric between the flange and the bag instead?


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October 11, 2018 9:37 pm  

Hi Gina,

Belts like these have a tendency to restrict the volume of your bag, so overnight ballooning can be worse than normal (and normally, overnight ballooning can also cause leaks).

I don't tend to wear any constricting accessories to bed if I a) anticipate ballooning, or b) anticipate that my bag will fill overnight.

I also put the fabric of the hold under the floating flange. If I need to burp it, I can move the fabric out of the way and expose the flange.

You may want to speak with the company to see what they suggest. I wish you good luck and hope you find some answers!

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May 20, 2019 2:32 am  

So for the mio sensura click you are saying to order like 2.5 inches instead of the 2.25 inches for the 50mm barrier or flange? my is code 16911 and 16915 for cololplast.


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May 21, 2019 4:06 pm  
Posted by: kathleen

So for the mio sensura click you are saying to order like 2.5 inches instead of the 2.25 inches for the 50mm barrier or flange? my is code 16911 and 16915 for cololplast.

Hi Kathleen. 50mm flange is approx. 2". Stealthbelt has an option for a 2 1/4" flange, which is what I'd get for that size. The next size up or down is going to be too loose or too tight. 

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May 22, 2019 8:22 pm  

Thank you very much for the help. I wanted to make sure before I order as my doctor recommended to help hide the ostomy bag and wrote me a prescription so that I can use my health account money.


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VeganOstomy
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May 23, 2019 10:38 am  

Best of luck, Kathleen! I should add that I do recommend waiting for at least a month after surgery or until you find an appliance you'll be sticking with in the long-term before purchasing any accessories like this. I say this because early after surgery things tend to change a lot and an accessory may not fit the same way a month or two later. 

If you're already past your recovery phase, then there shouldn't be many worries about that. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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