Can a person with an Ileostomy still scuba dive or snorkel??Â I know swimming is ok.
I've never done either but why wouldn't they be able too? Maybe they would have to adjust their suit so they can have a good flow but I believe we can do most things, just have to watch what we lift.
I would not see why you couldnâ€™t! If your pouch is secure, you are probably safe!
I was thinking more on the line of how would the pressure affect a person with an ileostomy or colostomy.Â There are pressure changes that happen when you dive.
Freedancer, I've been diving for years at an advanced level and have not ever had any issues related to pressure or anything else for that matter.Â Some dive associations may request that you get a medical clearance signed by your physician.Â Â However, that should not be an issue.Â It's more to cover their potential liability than anything.Â Scuba and freediving are incredibly enjoyable sports and I hope you take the plunge!Â Â Best wishes,
Hello,I have been snorkeling for 35 years with an ileostomy.Never had a problem.I have never gone scuba diving not because of my ileostomy but simply because it doesn't interest me.
I had a similar question toÂ freedancer's question.Â Specifically, what happensÂ whenÂ your body expels gas into a sealed stoma pouch at depthÂ (for the sake ofÂ this question, let's say 90 ft.) and you ascend to the surface? Wouldn't the gas inÂ the bag expand causingÂ the bag to rupture?
I'm a diver and I have been told its ok.Â I dont think I would start with a 90 meter dive though.Â Start with a shallower dive and see how that goes. I would discuss this with your physician and make sure he /she understands the effects of nitrogen and diving.Â I am looking to do some diving myself but I currently have a power port installed in my chest that I use daily so I have to wait before I can swim with the fish.
I would love to go snorkeling this summer. I have a question and would appreciate if anyone could let me know about bacteria in the water and if it can enter through the stoma and make us ill?Â
I have had no problems snorkeling. You would want to use the little patch over your vent to not let water in or out!Â
Would not think with salt water, you would have to worry anyway!