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Another UC wife
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   Posted 1/9/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok trying not to get too worried about "what ifs" wink
Hernias...are there precauctions -- do's and dont's to be pro active about?
(I had one many years ago in low right groin area that was repaired but that type is totally different I am assuming for those with ostomies??)

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   Posted 1/9/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the groin hernias very different. A peristomal hernia is as I understand it sort of a blow out of muscle around the stoma itself and the whole thing sticks out, stoma and surrounding muscle. I think the intestines can kink behind the stoma. Answers4me2 can help you best with this.

From my understanding loop ileos are more apt to herniate than end ileo's and colostomy stomas are more apt to herniate than ileostomy stomas. I have an end ileo and to my knowledge I have no hernia. I just don't do heavy lifting or sit ups or anything like that. I dance and walk and swim for exercise. There are support bands you can buy for prevention but I did not find them comfortable at all.

AND also not everyone who has a stoma gets a peristomal hernia. Likely your hubby will be just fine. But good for you for information gathering for him.


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   Posted 1/9/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
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