Facts about stoma hernias

Stoma hernias are not uncommon among those who have had ostomy operations. The hernia may look like a small bulge and can vary in size. It is most common after colostomy surgery (colon stoma).

Extremely severe stoma hernias can only be corrected with surgery; otherwise there is a risk of recurrence. In the literature, the incidence of stoma hernias varies between 5–50 percent, with only about 10–20 percent requiring surgery.



Wearing some kind of support belt may provide great comfort while you have a hernia. You can wear a softer belt over an ostomy pouch or a more durable belt with space for an ostomy bandage (so that the pouch is outside the belt). Choose whatever works best for you as this can vary by individual preference, but it's always good to meet with your nurse or doctor first to get advice on the best approach. Using a belt or other brace over the stoma is good for preventative purposes as it can prevent the hernias from arising in the first place; this is especially true if your aim is to prevent a hernia from arising, especially if you have to engage in heavy work or have had a colostomy operation.

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