safe to use a girdle?

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   Posted 8/17/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it safe to use? yes/no?

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   Posted 8/17/2017 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't recommend it. I don't know if/ don't think it will do any damage but if you are having symptoms it may make you feel worse.

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   Posted 8/17/2017 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have that colostomy.....and both my GI and CRS have advised me that it is ok to wear a "support garment". It can not be too too tight. I bought those panties with the built in front girdle panel and actually took them in to my appointment's. They both stated it was ok-it offered my hernia area alittle support while enabling my GI tract enough room to work. (Even with a stoma-and it could have been alittle tighter but my stoma needs more room to function. Any pressure on it and it won't go unless there is a lot of build up behind it) They said that anything that gives you excess skin hanging out the sides or top-like a muffin top- is too tight...

But....that's just what mine said to me...... But I wouldn't think it would be that much different for someone who has everything still internal.....

And I agree with Lab....if your are symptomatic. ...ouch!
06/12-07/14 symptoms start, no diagnosis.12/14 diagnosed UC & diverticulitis. 01/15 hosp- fistulas, DX changed to Crohns, 02/15 developed new skin rashes, eye problems and painful joints 06/15 Hosp.2x again.. new specialist.Said was worse case he's seen. 7/16 hosp 5mm Stricture stricturplasty to 15 mm.09/16 colostomy. Meds: Remicade, methtrexate, prednison,folic acid, vit D, calcium, pro biotic,

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   Posted 8/18/2017 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I love cooking on a griddle! make pancakes so much better than a frying pan.....

but seriously, I had to wear a abdominal binder way tight when I had my front fistula for 4 years and I think it help with other stuff as well I had so many surgeries my front muscles were all cut up and I had no support. for the guts.
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