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Exercise and Hernias

Understanding Peristomal Hernias

Welcome to our section dedicated to helping you understand peristomal hernias. Here, we will explain what peristomal hernias are, provide practical tips for prevention, and offer advice on managing an existing hernia. 

What is a peristomal hernia?

A paristomal hernia occurs when the intestines press outward near a stoma, the hole created for a colostomy or ileostomy appliance. This causes a bulge under the skin. It can also cause pain and bothersome leakage. Parastomal hernias are the most common complication of ostomy surgery. Though rarely dangerous, severe symptoms may indicate the need for treatment. -Ref. Johns Hopkins


Short video

Ostomy nurse explains:

  • What is a hernia

  • Why Ostomates are more susceptible

  • Prevention and management

Ostomy support belts, wraps, and clothing can:

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  • Muffle sound from stoma and pouch

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In-depth video on parastomal hernias, signs,

symptoms, prevention, surgical options, and more.  

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Time stamps are provided below by topic.

Total time 1 hr 29 minutes.

Time stamps by topic:

Minute: Seconds.    (total time 1hr. 29 min.)

11:35 Types of ostomies

12:40 What is a hernia, signs, symptoms

16:45 Surgical repair

21:35 Prolapse

29:15 What is normal, when to call your doctor

33:35 Risk factors for a hernia

36:00 Prevention

40:00 Non-surgical hernia management

54:00 Conclusion, questions and answers

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