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why do i need to see a gastroenterologist befor having my inguinal hernia repaired

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Because of an uncommon association between colon tumors and inguinal hernia many doctors recommend a screening colonoscopy prior to surgery.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
You don't: Generally, i would not recommend a visit to the gastroenterologist prior to a hernia repair. However, if you are experiencing a change in bowel habits ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodyear
45 years experience General Practice
PAIN after HERNIA: Surgery persists ~6-8% of patients most often related to scar tissue irritating nerves. It's common in younger pts ; in those with significant pain b ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia repair : I would ask the surgeon. Good Luck
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not expected: You need to go back to the surgeon to find out what is wrong? For example- was the mesh accidentally stitched to the rectum or is the mesh infected?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia repair time: If the repair was done laprascopically - generally the recovery time is much shorter - ie 1 -2 weeks. If it was done the "old fashion" way - generall ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Physical exam: Is good start. Once healed, us can visualize the tissue planes. Checking yourself can be accurate if you specifically locate a moving bulge, or fat ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Body is in its constant effort to remodel and heal its damaged tissues & organs for optimal functional improvement & recovery but with its unc ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Start with consult with surgeon ultrasound, or ct scan may be needed if not certain.
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