What is an Ostomy Pouch Pocket?
An Ostomy Pouch Pocket (OPP) is a denim pocket designed to comfortably help support and conceal your ostomy pouch over jeans or pants. An OPP can either be supported by a belt put through its built-in loops or by clipping onto any waistband with provided clips.
The OPP will:
1- Transfer weight away from the stoma and abdomen onto the hip.
2- Conceal the ostomy pouch by blending in with surrounding clothing.
3- Protect and insulate the ostomy pouch from damage and leaks.
4- Allow more time in between emptying and replacing the ostomy pouch.*
5- Fit standard size ostomy pouches. The OPP is designed to work with Ileostomies, colostomies and urostomy bags. See the OPP Facts page for more info.
* follow your pouch manufacturers directions for emptying your ostomy pouch
How does it work
The Ostomy Pouch Pocket (OPP) works by attaching to your belt or waist band directly below your stoma using the two clips on the back of the OPP.
After the OPP is in place, you pull the velcro tab to open the pocket and place the pouch in the OPP. After closing the velcro tab you're ready to go!
During the day you just check on the pouch and when emptying is required, the same process of using the velcro tab is repeated.
The OPP is for you if:
Your waistband or belt is worn 1 to 3 inches below your stoma and you are comfortable wearing shirts that are not tucked in.
5 Pocket colors to choose from
There are 5 color choices to choose from to help the pockets blend in with different clothing options, including 3 blue denim shades to choose from. Colors include:
Black raw denim
Pockets used in Work, Home, and Office
In the Office
In the office, the OPP prevents frequent bathroom trips, and looks good in the casual work environment.
The OPP is good for everyday wear around the house. It only takes seconds to put in place and will keep your ostomy pouch secure as long as you need it to.
At work or play
The Ostomy Pouch Pocket is a great help when working around the house or on the job, securing ostomy pouch in place and helping to protect it from damage.