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hernia

What is a hernia?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

A hernia is a section of the bowel which bulges through the muscle wall.  When your stoma surgery is carried out, the muscles of the abdomen are cut to allow the stoma to…

How do I reduce the risk of developing a parastomal hernia?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

You can actively take steps to lower your chances of developing a parastomal hernia.  Even if you don’t develop one after surgery, there is still a risk over the next weeks and months. …

What are hernia support garments?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

These are specially produced belts and garments to wear either if you develop a parastomal hernia or to help prevent one.  They provide additional abdominal support and help the management of a hernia. …

How do I choose hernia support garments?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

Hernia support garments come in a variety of different fabrics, colours, support options and types.  If you have a heavily manual job and need to wear a support garment on a daily basis…

Is there a surgical solution to hernias?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

In the case of large hernias it might be necessary to undergo further surgery to repair them.  If the wearing of support garments and taking other various steps fails to prevent the hernia…

I’m having trouble fitting my ostomy bag. What can I do?
October 14, 2011 : : 0 comments

In general, if nothing is done to cure or support a hernia it will increase in size as time goes by.  This can then create problems in fitting the ostomy bag.  This happens…

When can I resume my usual tasks, e.g. housework, drive a car, work, play sport?
October 11, 2011 : : 0 comments

This will depend on your general health and how quickly you recover.

If you have any other health issues, like diabetes, wound infection, chest problems, it may take longer for you to recover.

It usually…

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