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

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Dr. Nicole Basa
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hernias may form

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.

In brief: Hernias may form

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.
Dr. Nicole Basa
Dr. Nicole Basa
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ileostomy

You risk herniation and being incontinent.

In brief: Ileostomy

You risk herniation and being incontinent.
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
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