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Peristomal Hernia | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers questions about a peristomal hernia. Are they normal? What can I do about them?

Laura Cox
Clear an Intestinal Blockage

Video: How to Help Clear an Intestinal Blockage

An intestinal blockage is when food is lodged in the intestine so ouput can't empty from the body. We discuss tips to help clear an intestinal blockage

Laura Cox
Ostomy Guide

Introducing Our “Living Well With an Ostomy” Booklet

We are pleased to offer our Living Well with an Ostomy guide. This reference guide includes information about how to care for your colostomy or ileostomy.

John Maynard
Empty Your Ostomy Pouch

How to Empty Your Ostomy Pouch Video

How to empty your ostomy pouch, shown by someone who has had an ileostomy for over five years, along with tips and suggestions.

Laura Cox
stomaversary

Stomaversary | A Time to Reflect

Every year, when my "stomaversary" comes around, I take a minute to reflect on where I was in 2011 and the years after surgery.

Laura Cox
after ostomy surgery

10 Things I’ve Done Since Having Ostomy Surgery

In the few years after ostomy surgery, I have accomplished and experienced so much. I wanted to share my short-list with you!

Laura Cox
Ostomy Diversions

Ostomy Diversions With Joy Hooper

In this video, Joy Hooper is introduced by Laura Cox before explaining the difference between several types of common ostomy diversions (procedures).

Aimee Sharp
Accurate Stoma Assessment

Video/Supplemental Material: Ostomy 101 Webinar-Stoma Assessment

From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran, this hour-long session will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting an accurate stoma assessment.

Aimee Sharp
stoma assessment

Webinar: Ostomy 101 — Five Key Steps for an Accurate Stoma Assessment

In this recorded webinar, you can learn how to identify clinical characteristics assessed during a stomal and peristomal skin assessment.

Sarah McIlvaine
Vegan Ostomy

OstomyLife Community Spotlight | Eric P. | Vegan Ostomy

Eric, from Vegan Ostomy, talks food, family & adjustment after ostomy surgery. He gives tips and a unique perspective to the experience of having an ostomy.

Laura Cox
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I had emergency ostomy surgery last march. I have a peristomal hernia the size of a breast. Is that normal?
Manny
Unfortunately, hernias can often occur following ostomy surgery.
 
We definitely recommend speaking to your surgeon about the issue, but additionally ...