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Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:55 pm
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Hi Everyone, 

I was reading some older posts on hernia belts. Is it a good idea to wear one from the start? Will it prevent one from happening? I had my surgery March 2020 and my stoma nurse never mentioned it. But it sounds like it is the worse to get a hernia. 

Thanks



Last edited by on Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:01 pm; edited 1 time in total
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:06 pm

I don't think it's a 100% guarantee to prevent one. I think it helps but the chance(lesser with a belt) is still there to get one. 

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Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:09 pm


AlexT wrote:

I don't think it's a 100% guarantee to prevent one. I think it helps but the chance(lesser with a belt) is still there to get one. 

They are kind of pricey and it sounds like you have to get measured for them. Hmmmm

Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:14 pm

Check with your insurance. If you get your doctor or ostomy nurse to prescribe one, it might be covered. 

Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:08 am

my stoma nurse advised me to wear one as often as possible which as time goes by i have become more lax. if you carrying something heavy and i mean heavy for an ostamate or doing something where you are exerting yourself then i would wear one. it is a matter of personal judgement but i would err on the side of caution. i would'nt have thought belts were that expensive but living in the uk and not wanting to sound smug i can get one supplied from the NHS (national health service) every six months. are belts in canada different from the UK ones? on amzon from £20 and measure yourself or get a friend to do it.


Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:18 am


patrickrichardson1946 wrote:

my stoma nurse advised me to wear one as often as possible which as time goes by i have become more lax. if you carrying something heavy and i mean heavy for an ostamate or doing something where yo...

I've just started searching for belts and they seem to be in the 200.00 CAD rrange. I don't have private insurance so nothing is covered. But it is well worth the money if it prevents a hernia. 

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