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is it safe to travel with a hernia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Be Aware of Risks: Patients must be aware of the risks that go along with not having hernias surgically repaired. These include an increase in pain and the size of the h ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: There are many factors to consider. Is the hernia painful or causing problems? Does the hernia contain intestines? Are you traveling where there is pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Very safe when used: Mesh should be very safe if used properly and in situations that it is called for. The concern is the immune status and infection conditions of the p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
As tolerated: Your activity level should be limited by how the hernia feels. If it doesn't hurt, press on. If it does, ease up. See a general surgeon with experienc ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Hernia must be treated surgically. No heavy lifting! Diet not really helpful. Just small portion any food,
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually safe: because pregnancy causes a very gradual increase in stress to the hernia repair site. You should consult with your OB/GYN just to make sure.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
Dr. Joel Ross answered
39 years experience Geriatrics
Proper diagnosis: A hiatal hernia simply means the stomach is a bit higher above the diaphragm than what is expected. It does not cause symptoms in and of itself. Ref ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Done with what?: Not sure what you mean by having you're belly button "done". If your referring to a piercing, it should be fine. If you're referring to something else ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
Hernia activity: Activities with a hernia should be limited by discomfort. If you experience pain at the site of a hernia, it would be prudent to discontinue whatever ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually: The safety of mesh has to do with the specific material used and what it was placed next to. Some materials thought to be excellent 30 years ago have ... Read More

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