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11-10-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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stoma hernia

I am new to this forum. I have read many of the posts and learned a great deal. My problem is I have a hernia under my stoma. This is the second time this ha happened to me. I have had my colostomy for 8yrs. I had surgery a few years ago to remove a huge hernia under my colostomy. The doc re-routed my stoma to the other side. Now again I am getting a hernia under the stoma and it keeps getting bigger. Do others with colostomies have this problem?
11-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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I think you will find that yes, we do! Or I certainly did.

http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=21297

I just had surgery 7th of September for Ollie..the parastomal hernia. Yes, he was so big he had his own name.
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11-13-2011, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for your story. I didn't have a name for mine but I carried that football around in my lap fir a year. I think you can understand why I am so paranoid now as I watch a new hernia growing in the same spot. And another hernia on the other side of my belly. I am too high risk to have any more surgeries.... so I just try different things... like wearing a belt. Any other ideas?
11-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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I do have an idea. Laproscopic mesh surgery. You say you are too high risk now?

The best thing I can suggest is looking for hernia support garments. If you google, you'll find ALOT there. A ring to the stoma nurses for suggestions in suppliers might be a good idea. Alot of times these things are covered on insurance.

I dont know what country you are in, otherwise I could suggest suppliers to you?
11-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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I am in USA. I will have to look into the garments. I have a belt but it is too uncomfortable.
11-15-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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A weight belt might help. Doctors have all told me to wear a belt whenever i lift heavy to help avoid a hernia.

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