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anterior abdominal wall hernia

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
23 years experience General Surgery
Increased risk: Abdominal wall hernias are repaired to prevent bowel from becoming stuck (incarcerated) in the hernia. Blood flow can become compromised, intestinal b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
You are lucky: A wide mouth hernia has less of a chance of something like a loop of bowel getting stuck and turning into an emergency. Discuss it with your doctor. S ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Large: This means that the hernia, or hole in the abdominal wall, is large, and there is most likely abdominal fat, but not intestines protruding through the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No guarantee : Core strengthening exercises as practiced in pillates and yogs will generally strengthen the abdominal wall without exacerbating existing hernias if p ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: do not worry
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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That is normal...: That is normal appearance of abdominal wall to reflect the balance of intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal wall strength. So, that is normal and not ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
34 years experience General Surgery
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should star ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain : There is a great deal of more information needed to approach a proper answer to your question. It is best you ask a doctor in person. Fibroids come t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The definition of a hernia is any weak spot in the body wall (e.g. Abdominal) through which internal organs such as intestines can protrude through. ... Read More
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