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How Successful is Peristomal Hernia Surgery?


Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:56 pm
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I have my first time Peristomal hernia surgery booked end of August but I’m nervous of re-occurrence and complications. Anyone that has had this procedure help shone some light on it for me and reassure me whether I should or should not go through with it?  Thanks 
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:46 pm
Hi Barby I also have to have one and wondering the same questions that you asked.
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Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:38 pm

Sooooo. Seeing that a stoma it self is a hernia. Sorry to say The chances of a reoccurrence of a Parastomal hernia is high, I am a plumber and have seven kids, I have had a illiostomy for 28 years and a hernia most of the time. And have had 6 surgeries. With that being said their are things you can do to limit or help reduce or delay reoccurrence, build core strength, allow time to heal Doctor my clear you but take extra time, do all you can to protect your abdomen for the second you come out of surgery, have a pillow ready to hold on your abdomen incase of cough or sneeze. Get support belts before you go to the hospital , Nu-Hope makes a very good belt. 

good luck, I will be praying for you

cplumber

Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:45 pm

I have had 2..the first one failed within one year.  Second one it has been almost 20 year..repair was is 2004...but when I had a colonosopy about 2 years ago..the Doctor said I had a hernia..but my stomach is still flat..my first hernia was the size of a large grapefruit and my bags would not stick very well...so far this one is not noticeable and my bags stick well..and there is no pain...make sure you get a surgeon with experience in this type of hernia repair.

Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:18 pm

I will also be having my first Parastomal hernia surgery on the 3rd August and as much as we don't like the idea of it, it as to be done before it gets worse. On top of it I also have cancer removed from my right Kidney and it will be done on the same day with both Surgeons working together. I will be thinking of you guys,

Good luck. IGGIE

Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:17 pm

Sorry all of you are having these problems. I have not not had this problem. I hope everything goes good for you and that you have a speedy recovery. Keep us informed. Best wishes


Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:26 am


Maried wrote:

I have had 2..the first one failed within one year.  Second one it has been almost 20 year..repair was is 2004...but when I had a colonosopy about 2 years ago..the Doctor said I had a hernia..but ...

Yes I am having the leakage and reduced pouching wear time problem which is highly frustrating -so obviously I am looking forward to eliminating that problem but not liking the sound of the high reoccurrence rate. I know it has to be done and would love to get some sort of my figure back without the bulge

Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:31 pm


Cplumber wrote:

Sooooo. Seeing that a stoma it self is a hernia. Sorry to say The chances of a reoccurrence of a Parastomal hernia is high, I am a plumber and have seven kids, I have had a illiostomy for 28 years ...

This person wrote about a parastomal hernia.  I think the question was addressed as peristomal which is in a different location of the stoma

Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:16 pm


Cplumber wrote:

Sooooo. Seeing that a stoma it self is a hernia. Sorry to say The chances of a reoccurrence of a Parastomal hernia is high, I am a plumber and have seven kids, I have had a illiostomy for 28 years ...

The question in matter was peristomal not parastomal.  there is a

difference

Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:31 pm

Hi, I've had two hernia repair surgeries both which led to repositioning my stoma. I should mention that I have a permanent iliostomy. The hernias are just the tip of the iceberg. They usually have complications like fistulas some which lead back into the intestine or wounds that won't heal properly because the stitches were done badly. Had to have exploratory surgery at one point. I now have a hernia the size of a grapefruit which occurred very shortly after the exploratory surgery and repositioning of my stoma from the right side to the left. Food and gas gets stuck going through and is very painful. After an emergency visit to the ER last week I was told there is nothing else that can be done because it will only make the situation worse. I am trying a baby food plus liquid diet. Even that you have to be careful with. I admit the thought has occurred that it would be better to get this life over with sooner than later. 

Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:02 am


tenecgal1 wrote:

This person wrote about a parastomal hernia.  I think the question was addressed as peristomal which is in a different location of the stoma

 

The word pedantic comes to mind.

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