Today I discovered a circular 4 centimeter very tender protrusion in the center of my abdomen. It is approximately half way between my navel and rib cage. Looking online I discovered that an epigastric hernia seems to accurately describe what I am feeling and seeing.
Have any of you - either before or after your ostomy- had one of these? If so, did you have day surgery to repair it with mesh? Did it affect your ostomy at all? Did a general surgeon or an abdominal surgeon perform the procedure? What was your recovery experience?
I am scheduled to see my primary care doctor next week to confirm my self diagnosis. (I certainly don't want any intestines to become strangulated if it gets too big.)
Any pertinent info regarding your personal experience with an epigastric hernia would be greatly appreciated.