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How can I travel with a colostomy pouch?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Advanced Planning
Pack plenty of supplies, take them with your carry-on luggage; delays and lost luggage happen often when traveling.
Identify stoma professionals at your destination; professional stoma societies have directories on the web. Special multi-lingual certificates and travel health insurance are also available from stoma societies. See your doctor before leaving: traveler's diarrhea is a special concern.

In brief: Advanced Planning
Pack plenty of supplies, take them with your carry-on luggage; delays and lost luggage happen often when traveling.
Identify stoma professionals at your destination; professional stoma societies have directories on the web. Special multi-lingual certificates and travel health insurance are also available from stoma societies. See your doctor before leaving: traveler's diarrhea is a special concern.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Just like
Anybody else. Keep extra changing supplies with you in a carry on bag in case your luggage gets lost.
Some times if you are gassy the pouch will expand at higher altitudes with lower atmospheric pressure so may need to use rest room to release the gas. Other than that just be like everyone else. Security may detect it if you have to go thru xray machine. They are usually pretty good about it.

In brief: Just like
Anybody else. Keep extra changing supplies with you in a carry on bag in case your luggage gets lost.
Some times if you are gassy the pouch will expand at higher altitudes with lower atmospheric pressure so may need to use rest room to release the gas. Other than that just be like everyone else. Security may detect it if you have to go thru xray machine. They are usually pretty good about it.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
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