Hernia Pain Help

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   Posted 4/23/2011 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a hernia from my ostomy and today while walking I started to get this pain. It felt like that running side ache you get, but it was the underside of my hernia. My doc says that if it gets a kink or something it will hurt. Is this what he means. It doesn't really hurt much now but I've never had any pain and I am a little worried. But I also don't want to spend my weekend in the ER if I don't have too. Does anyone know what this means?!

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   Posted 4/23/2011 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   

I have an ileostomy. I don't know if yours is ileo or colostomy. So far I have no peristomal hernia but a friend of mine does. Try lying on your back. If you do have a peristomal hernia, you should feel better lying on your back as all the bowel kinked up in back of the stoma will just flatten back when you lie down.


Dave D
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   Posted 4/23/2011 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Lay on your back and relax. If you are wearing a hernia belt, loosen it a bit. I get those sharp pains as well.
However, be weary of a burning pain.
Dave D
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