A member asked:

Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alain Ades answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

You risk herniation and being incontinent.

Answered Nov 15, 2012

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Dr. Nicole Basa answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rectus muscle. A hernia may develop around the stoma site. I would definitely limit the amount of weight you lift at a time and try to limit the use of your rectus muscles if possible.

Answered Jan 29, 2015

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