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Choosing the Right Belt for You

Please Follow This Document From Start To Finish

 

If you prefer you may CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of this page to use as a reference

 

First step is to gather the correct meansurements needed to order the correct size belt from us.

 

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

 

To pull the pouch through the opening, 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.

 

Now We Choose the Right Belt for You

 

Step One

 

Head over to the Measuring Guide (this page will open in a new window so you don't lose your place in the process) to ensure you have correct measurements as they will help you determine which belt to choose. If it is determined you have unique measurements that don’t seem to fit on our charts below, not to worry, simply email us at service@weircomfees.com and we will be happy to complete your order over the phone!

 

Step Two

 

Once you’ve picked the style, you will need to use the width measurement to select one of the three groups on the products page. For this example, let’s assume you need a 6” belt. You would choose the product labelled Elastic Hernia Belts 4” 5” or 6”. Once on the product page you will choose the exact width you need; in our example, 6”.

 

Step Three

 

Once you have selected the width from the pull down menu, you will see a new menu appear for Length. Go ahead and select it now. For this example, we will choose a 37”-40” belt.

 

Step Four

 

After completing that pull down, a series of pull downs will appear asking you to select your preferred Color, Opening Size, Location of Opening and if you need a Prolapse.

 

Step Five

 

For our example, we have chosen a Regular Elastic 6” Belt that is 37”-40” in length. It is Black in colour with a 2 3/8” Opening on the Lower Third of the belt and no Prolapse. After each of these choices has been selected on the site, you will see a final price and can ADD TO CART. Continue shopping for other products or complete the checkout process immediately, but once finished and paid, your belt will be made and shipped direct to your door!

 

When Your New Belt Arrives, Follow The Steps Below To Get Maximum Benefit

 

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

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us @ service@weircomfees.com if you have any questions about your belt sizing or how to correctly use it. 

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