I have a parastomal hernia and have been told, by a surgeon, it is common with an ileostomy. Two ostomy nurses measured and ordered a hernia belt for me. It is a Nu-Hope belt supposedly fitted to accommodate my size hernia/stoma. Problem is, whenever I wear it my stoma bulges out as though it might pop. Not a pretty sight and not comfortable at all. They tell me to try wearing it for short periods of time to get used to it but when wearing it my stoma seems to bulge out more than usual. I avoid pulling the belt too tight knowing this may be the problem. Current plan is to contact another stoma nurse and question and ask for further information/direction but just wondering if anyone else has this issue and any advice?
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