Hernia or swelling around your stoma
The term parastomal hernia is used to describe a bulge or swelling on or around your stoma.
- Try not to lift anything heavy within first 6-8 weeks following surgery.
- If you intend to do any strenuous work when you have fully recovered from your surgery, you should wear a support belt to protect the abdominal muscles.
- The shape and size of the stoma may change due to an enlarged hernia. Measure the stoma regularly to ensure your pouch accurately fits the size of the stoma.
- A more flexible baseplate will achieve a better fit.
See below for recommendations to help with managing your stoma when you have a hernia.
Small eakin Cohesive® Seals
The Extra Protector Small eakin Cohesive® Seals provide maximum skin protection and maximum absorption capacity. They prevent leaks even for those with high fluid content and will help to increase pouch wear time.
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