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as between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
The same.: A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Different: Ventral means front and can be diastasis , umbilical or otherwise without prior surgery! incisional is in an area of an incision meaning prior surger ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
See below: Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably. Ventral hernia usually refers to a hernia that occurs in the anterior abdominal wall. These may be pri ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes: If the intestine gets stuck inside the hernia the intestine can perforate which can be life threatening.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Rare: It would be uncommon to let a ventral hernia go so long that the intestine becomes trapped and strangulated in a ventral hernia. But if that did happe ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Possible, but rare: Although death from a ventral hernia is rare, they can cause significant discomfort, enlarge, and cause life threatening problems that require emergen ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
Of course!: Usually not difficult. See a surgeon for history and physical exam to properly diagnose and plan repair. Be well!
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Almost always: "Ventral hernia" is a hole the the abdominal wall that can range from the size of your finger tip at the belly button, to a massive defect with ulcera ... Read More
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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
13 years experience Bariatrics
Yes absolutely: Through surgery, either laparoscopic or open. It depends on your specific hernia as to which option might be better for you. Ventral hernias can impai ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Sex after a ventral hernia repair can occur once the patient is comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: But generally no heavy lifting, heavy exercise, or heavy work for about 6 weeks. Get more specific details & instructions from your own surgeon for yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May end up surgery: Most of the time small ventral hernias do not need surgery, simple binder and weight reduction is enough, large hernias had risk of gettting incarcer ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Lump, pain: A ventral hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall muscle that allows abdominal organs to protrude causing a lump or mass. If these organs are squeeze ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Asymptomatic Hernia: Yes if it is not causing any symptoms than generally it is ok to observe this type of problem generally best to be evaluated by a surgeon so that the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
In general,: Ventral hernia would require surgical repair, if it causes symptoms such as pain, nausea/vomiting, or deformity. A lot depends on location and size, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No.: Ventral hernias encompass a broad range of hernias of the front of the abdominal wall, including umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, and incisional hern ... Read More

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