Hernia under stoma

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   Posted 8/26/2011 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I might have asked this before, but I am not sure.  Just how big does a hernia around the stoma have to get before the surgeon should be concerned?  Mine is literally the size of an orange.  Ugggg.  He has looked at my stomach, or should I say "flip side" 2 times since my illestomie. 

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   Posted 8/28/2011 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello, I'm Serenitee, and its nice to meet you. I have a Loop ileostomy since May 2011, & I have been wondering if I got a hernia would I know? I worry about doing sit-ups or crunches anything that. Can that even cause any problems do you know?

I can't believe that yours is so large & they haven't done anything as of yet to fix it. I wish you all the best & keep us posted on how your doing. Sending you Smiles & Rainbows your way.

Your Healingwell Friend,

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   Posted 8/29/2011 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a hernia under my colostomy and it looks like I'm 4 months pregnant from the left side. I've talked to my doctors on a number of occasions. They say that until the hernia gets caught and starts to strangle the intestines there is nothing they can do. I have thought about getting my stoma switched to the other side to see if that would help, but my docs don't think so.

I know how you feel, hernias are a pain.
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