Place a tape measure on a bed or the floor. Lie on top of the tape adjusting if necessary so that the tape is at the level of your stoma/hernia.
Lie flat on your back on the tape measure. Wait about 3-5 minutes allowing the hernia to recede. Sometimes it doesn’t go much flatter.
Put tape measure across your abdomen for the correct length measurement. Write it down.
To find the width of the hernia support, measure from the top of the hernia to the bottom. Assuming the hernia is around the stoma this will be the width of the belt required. The width might be 4” up to 12” depending on the size of the hernia in relation to the location of the stoma. Write it down.
For the opening to pull the pouch through the measurement needs to be specific.
Put the Hernia Support Belt under your body at the level of your stoma.
Lay down to allow the hernia to recede.
Put your pouch through the opening.
Fasten the Velcro closing. Support should be snug but not too tight as you want your stoma to work efficiently.
Now stand up. You should feel supported but not uncomfortable.
Please pay close attention to the sizing charts below
These are the sizes we use when making our products. We realize they might be slightly larger or smaller than something else you buy or have bought in the past. But make note of the correct size for you based on this chart. It will make sure your products fit you properly and provide the protection and comfort you are looking for, thank you.If you do need a product larger than the 3XL size we have listed, please contact us as we are happy to make custom garments as needed.
Questions, Comments or Concerns
If any of this is confusing, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to explain anything in further detail.