Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to dealing with the TSA when flying. The new technology and pat-down processes being used in airports today are more pervasive than they have ever been in the past.
There has been a lot of controversy over these new regulations and procedures, and it’s become a nuisance for those with conditions that require a medical appliance, including Ostomates like this gentleman whose urostomy left him covered in urine after a pat down.
The above link is a horror story, but despite these kinds of fears, there are many things you can do to alleviate the potential problems or embarrassment when going through airport security.
The UOAA has produced a Travel Card that helps communicate your medical condition to the TSA in a less public way. This does not exempt you from searches, however, it allows them to know in advance that you are wearing a medical appliance. Download them here (PDF)
Also, read these useful articles on traveling with an ostomy:
Ostomy Guide Travel Tips
UOAA Travel Tips
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