Ostomy Bulge

July, 2017

Question:

My colostomy bulges out like a large breast from my stomach. Is there a product made that can hold in this bulge even for an hour or so when I am out doing errands? Is there any harm in wearing such a product?

Response:

When you mention your colostomy bulges out like a large breast, this may be due to a number of reasons, one of which could be a parastomal hernia. I strongly recommend that you visit with an Enterostomal Therapy (E.T.) nurse, these specialized nurses are the “go to” professionals for ostomates. The E.T. Nurse will make a professional diagnosis of the ostomy and abdomen condition, and has the expertise to recommend the ostomy equipment options that will be helpful for you.

(Enterostomal Therapy nursing specializes in wound, ostomy and continence care. An E.T. Nurse is a registered nurse with advanced specialized knowledge and clinical skills in wound, ostomy and continence care. E.T. Nurses work closely with ostomates and have the experience to assist them. To find an E.T. Nurse in or near your location: Go to the Ostomycanada.ca website. You will find the menu at the top bar, click on “Support”, there you will then see a drop down menu, find and click on “Find an E.T. Nurse”, follow the instructions on that page.)

 

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