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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 eakin Cohesive® small seals provide maximum skin protection and absorption capacity. They prevent leaks even for those with high fluid content and will help to increase pouch wear time. Ideal for high output stomas, loose or watery output or urostomy

You will be redirected to our US partner’s website to fulfil your sample request.

eakin Cohesive SLIMS®

Your Everyday Seal eakin Cohesive® slims provide everyday skin protection and security from unexpected leaks. Ideal for use as part of a regular stoma routine for added confidence.

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eakin Cohesive StomaWrapTM

Your Time Saver eakin Cohesive® stomawrap has a unique oval shape and cut out section.  Simply wrap and overlap to create a secure seal. Ideal as a timesaver for large or irregular shaped stomas or for those with a double barrel or loop stoma. Ideal for those with limited dexterity – simply wrap around your stoma.

You will be redirected to our US partner’s website to fulfil your sample request.