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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Overview)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe heartburn but is treatable.


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What are some symptoms of hernia I can feel?

What are some symptoms of hernia I can feel?

Bulge: The most common finding is a bulge in the area. Sometimes it stays out or you can push in and out. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Overview)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe heartburn but is treatable.


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I was wondering what are the surgery complications about hernia?

I was wondering what are the surgery complications about hernia?

Depends on: Location and size of hernia. In general, risks of surgery are infection, hemorrhage, and damage to adjacent organs. Your surgeon will weigh the risk of surgery versus risk of no surgery and make a recommendation. If it is an inguinal hernia repair, it is a common operation with very low risk of complications, in general. ...Read more

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What increases your risk of having any sort of hernia?

What increases your risk of having any sort of hernia?

Complex: Depends on the type of hernia and clinical scenario. In general, hernia patients have a collagen disorder more often than those without hernias. Other things that predispose to hernia are smoking or infection after abdominal operation, obesity, and pregnancy. While a hernia can occur with heavy activity, this by itself shouldn't be a risk factor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for ventral hernia?

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Hernia treatments: There are no medications to cure a hernia. Treatment is generally an operation most commonly involving mesh. Laparoscopic and open surgical procedures are both possible. Occasionally high risk patients will be instructed to avoid surgery and a binder will be recommended. However, all hernias carry a risk of incarceration and strangulation. Outcomes with elective surgery are usually better. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia repair?

Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis traditional open surgery with good long term laparoscopic with mesh most with good results. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia belts?

Umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hernia and how would i know if I have one before going to the doctor?

What is the definition of hernia and how would i know if I have one before going to the doctor?

A hernia is a: Defect in the normal structures of the abdomen or diaphragm, that can cause bulging, pain, or bowel dysfunction. Symptoms depend on where the hernia is including inguinal/groin, umbilical, diaphragmatic, femoral or several of the more rare and difficult to diagnose hernias. See your regular doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How does hernia affect the immune system and other bodily processes?

How does hernia affect the immune system and other bodily processes?

Hernia is a : Mechanical defect, so it should not affect immune system. If it involves organs, such as intestine, it will affect that organs function. ...Read more

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Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

No: Diastasis recti is a condition where the rectus muscles gradually separate from the midline while the fascia remains intact. It is not a hernia. Umbilical hernia and diastasis recti can coexist and are not causally related. ...Read more

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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. ...Read more

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Hello. My name is sumeet. I have been having a pain somewhere near the diaphram. Whenever i stand up or stretch it hurts. Is it a symptom of hernia?

Not likely: This most likely is a muscle pull or sprain. See if it goes away with a little massage, Aspirin cream, or Ibuprofen pills. If your breathing is affected, it could be the early signs of an infection. If you have a history of heartburn, it may be reflux disease which may involve a hiatal hernia (inside the body regarding the esophagus). ...Read more

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Can hiatis hernia cause pain,have pain in upper left quadrant. Just stabbings pain,no other symptoms, hernia diagnosed years ago?

Can hiatis hernia cause pain,have pain in upper left quadrant. Just stabbings pain,no other symptoms, hernia diagnosed years ago?

Yes and no: if the hiatal hernia is large enough to cause symptoms the it will not be pain LLQ it could cause heartburn,epigastric and chest pain from spasm pain LLQ could be colon or spleen but more commonly it could be the gallbladder even if the pain is on the left not the right side of the abdomen check with your doctor ...Read more

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Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

No: Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall of the groin, and is unrelated to a rectocele, which is part of a spectrum of pelvic floor muscle weakness. You can have both entities present, but they ate not related. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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What are the signs of hernia or can you see it?

What are the signs of hernia or can you see it?

Varies: Symptoms from a hernia can range from no symptoms up to an abdominal wall or groin swelling associated with discomfort or pain. Incarcerated hernias are a suddenly severely painful hernia swelling possibly associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Hernia truss: Can it help an inguinal hernia?

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Yes: The best test to diagnose a ventral hernia is a physical exam by a hernia surgeon. Rarely, physical examination may be difficult; a cat scan of the abdomen can be helpful in those circumstances. ...Read more

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