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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: If the intestine gets stuck inside the hernia the intestine can perforate which can be life threatening.
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A 69-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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A 43-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 53-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 male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis traditional open surgery with good long term laparoscopic with mesh most with good results.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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 i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: The diastasis recti is a separation of the rectus muscles of the abdomen as they move laterally (away from the midline). This causes a large buldge i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only.
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A 51-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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus m ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
They do recurs : You you insurance allow you , see the surgeon , for evaluation , if referral is needed you have to see your pcp.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
No.: Not in my experience. I have never seen bloating as a complication of a hernia repair.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
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 weak ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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 hav ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked.
A 44-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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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Hernia: It is a hernia, or protrusion of abdominal contents through a previous laparoscopic surgery access site. They can and should be repaired if symptomati ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Unusual to have: These symptoms after umbilical hernia surgery. Please consult with your original surgeon to make sure that you don't have any recurrence of hernia or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randi Leggett
39 years experience Internal Medicine
The : The ventral hernia is a split in the abdominal muscles that run up the middle of your stomach. Hernias there are pretty common. They don't have to be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Typically not but ventral hernia needs to be evaluated since it can trap bowel and cause infarction of bowel.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
No: In fact, if the hernia repair was done on both sides and mesh was used, hernia repair can cause blockages in the vas deferens.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Hernia in diaphragm: A hiatal hernia is a hernia in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle separating your chest from your abdomen. There is a natural hole where your es ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Picco
Specializes in Internal Medicine
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 tru ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Congenital/acquired : The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
No.: Once you heal from the surgery, you shouldn't feel a thing. The mesh should be placed inside the hernia for maximum effectiveness, and you can't feel ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves bringing the paired rectus abdominis muscles back to their normal midline position. When sewing these two m ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: A seroma is a fluid collection. You likely had a bruise (hematoma/blood) in this location, and your body has absorbed the solid portions and left the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Surgery can usually cure this problem. An abdominal binder can help control symptoms.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: Hernias are fairly common. It depends on the size and location of the hernia and your overall health, weight, diabetes, heart conditions. It depends i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Not clear : Where the hernia repair was on the abdomen vis a vis your pain. I recommend calling your surgeon. If you have severe pain, bowel obstruction, or fev ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: Increasing intra abdominal pressure, which extensive work outs does, will enlarge the defect. If you are not having pain or needing to frequently re ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No: Most ventral hernias are ones that you are born with or develop after having prior abdominal surgery. While you cannot prevent these hernias, they ar ... Read More

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