What is a Parastomal Hernia?
A hernia is a weakness in the wall of the abdomen that allows the contents (bowels) to bulge out forming a lump or swelling. If the weakness occurs where the stoma is attached to the muscle wall causing a swelling around the stoma, this is called a Parastomal Hernia.
What may cause a Parastomal Hernia?
Ostomy surgery weakens the stomach muscles. Lifting heavy objects and other strenuous activity will have an adverse effect on your core muscles.Read more…