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 tomm
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Hi there - I'm new to this forum, but long time ileo-ostomate
I'm really interested in the Stealth belt but I just don't know if I will like wearing my ouch horizontally.  Since it's quite pricey I'm obviously a bit hesitant... Amy suggestions?


   
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Hi Tomm and welcome. I don’t have experience myself with the stealth belt! But from a post a while back I remember someone using a wrap, boob tube or similar to get a feel for wearing that way. 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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 lg
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I purchased one but had issues with it riding up due to my shape. It caused leaks by putting pressure on my attachment point. I have been satisfied by using Coloplast belt designed to hook into the base. I use compression type light weight t-shirts to provide support.


   
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VeganOstomy
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Welcome, Tomm!

I've worn a StealthBelt for years, although, I tend to use it "when needed". 

Are you looking for bag support? Concealment? To tuck your shirt into your pants? Sports? 

Give us an idea of why you're looking at them, and we'll try to give you more feedback.

Also, do you have a fairly high output stoma or is it pretty manageable throughout the day? 

One suggestion I do have to get a taste of what it might be like to wear your bag sideways is to get a cheap "belly band" and while actually wearing your appliance horizontally put the band on and tuck the top and bottom in behind your appliance - this will simulate what the StealthBelt might feel like, but the StealthBelt will give way more support (obviously). 

In case you haven't already, please have a look at the reviews and articles I've posted on the StealthBelt and wearing the bag horizontally :) 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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 tomm
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@veganostomy that's so clever to use a cheap belt! I can't wait to test it out tomorrow. Basically, I'm looking for a little bit of everything. I'm skinny and tall, my belt sits about halfway through my pouch. I already tuck my skirt inside (when I'm not home). What happens is that as soon as the pouch has some air, it becomes quite noticeable.

Is the stealth belt noticeable if you tuck your shirt in?

Thanks for the video reviews, they are great!

 


   
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VeganOstomy
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Posted by: @tomm

Is the stealth belt noticeable if you tuck your shirt in?

The older review of the StealthBelt has more clothing/profile shots. When my bag is empty, it's got a very low profile and doesn't really add much bulk. It does get more noticeable as the bag fills, so you will want to keep it as empty as possible. 

Alternatively, their vertical belt is quite nice - I've been wearing one for nearly a year (a review is coming eventually) and I think it's great. More support and a flatter profile than wearing a pouch cover. 

But if you plan to wear your shirt tucked in, the horizontal StealthBelt is going to be better because it keeps your bag away from your belt line. 

You might also get a few more ideas in this post.?

Unfortunately, there's no silver bullet solution that works for everyone. But researching these products ahead of time should help to give you a better sense of what to expect. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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