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What type of clothing helps conceal an ostomy bag?

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Types of clothing that may conceal an ostomy bag include high-waisted, loose-fitting and pleated clothing. Dark-colored clothing and clothing with bold patterns may also be effective. Men can wear suspenders instead belts, and women can wear pantyhose to position the bag flat against the body.

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Layering and loosely tucking in shirts are also strategies to conceal ostomy bags. Regularly emptying the bag is also essential for concealment.

Modern ostomy bags allow for a greater variety of clothing choices. Further, there are more types of ostomy bags that work with different body types, and several companies market specialized clothing for ostomy bag concealment.

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