ok here it is fo me I had a peristomal hernia in May along with 2 other hernias.I had surgery and the fixed the peristomal hernia and one other. Now I am dealing With the third hernia they didn't fix that is now a peristomal hernia that is rather large and verry uncomftorable and painfull. My case is differant my crohn's is advanced and my insides has a lot of scar tissue and it looks like someone dumped a bucket of concrete in there, my intestines dont move like they are supposed to. So my case is verry different all this according to the many DR.s' that have seen inside me. But from what I understand is they are fairly easy to fix and just like "esoR" has discribed. Remember my case is rare and extream not typical but I wanted you to know where I was coming from.I hope this helps.
diagnosed w/ crohn's 1995 , hospitalized 1999 blood loss 8 units recieved, perferated illuim 2000 Illostomy as a result. May 2010 to June 2010 emergency surgery for 3 hernias 1 pinched and blocking. Then another blockage then infection yes 3 surgeries. From then hospitalized for 4 times for blockages, infections and kidney stones. been on many meds and waiting for another hernia surgery.