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You will not need special clothes, though some people may need looser pants. Urostomy pouches are fairly flat and hard to see under most clothing. The gentle pressure of undergarments with elastic will not harm the stoma or keep the urostomy from working. Do not wear tight-fitting pants that may cause problems with the urine drainage.

Cotton knit or stretch underpants may give you extra support and security. A simple pouch cover adds comfort by absorbing sweat and also keeps the plastic pouch from resting against your skin. Men can wear either boxer or jockey-type shorts.

Last Medical Review: 03/17/2011
Last Revised: 03/17/2011