Hernia under stoma

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

tiaeight
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 241
   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. 

Serenitee
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 463
   Posted 8/28/2011 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
tiaeight,

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,
Serenitee

dreamer06
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 221
   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.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
 
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
Birth Control                                 Calcium  500mg                         Morphine 40mg
Sucralfate 1gm x4                         Multi Vit                                     Cyclizine   50mg
 
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:55 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,223 posts in 329,204 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161763 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Dnoey.
331 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
SoMuchFun, bobmars, 81GyGuy, mattamx, Kent M., spottydog10, stepbystep, Michael_T, Bohemond, Girlie, Skypilot56, Jerry_Delaware, InTheShop, Shayanv