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Measuring Guide

Ensuring You Have Correct Measurements

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

Put tape measure across your abdomen for the correct length measurement. Write it down.

Step Four

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.

Step Five

For the opening to pull the pouch through the measurement needs to be specific.

  1. For a two piece measure across the opening on the barrier/flange to the outside of the plastic neck that attaches the pouch. Add ¼” to that measurement. Write it down.
  2. One piece depends a lot on the manufacturer. Keeping in mind that the pouch should lay flat on the hernia support measure across the flange. This can be tricky. Some manufacturers have a blue line around the flange; this would be your measurement across the flange from blue line to blue line.


Wearing Your New Hernia Support

Step One

Put the Hernia Support Belt under your body at the level of your stoma.

Step Two

Lay down to allow the hernia to recede.

Step Three

Put your pouch through the opening.

Step Four

Fasten the Velcro closing. Support should be snug but not too tight as you want your stoma to work efficiently.

Step Five

Now stand up. You should feel supported but not uncomfortable.

Sizing Information

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.


Female Undergarment Sizes



Male Undergarment Sizes


Questions, Comments or Concerns

If any of this is confusing, feel free to email us at and we will be happy to explain anything in further detail.