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is it common having herniorrhaphy?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes: It is esitmated that 10% of the population has a hernia. In the usa the population is about 300, 000, 000. 10% of that amounts to 30, 000, 000 or so. That's a lots of surgery. But if you only have1, it is a lot for you.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Please give me some ideas where to find photos about herniorrhaphy?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Check U-tube: Hernia repair, also called herniorrhaphy can be entered into your web search engine. You will be surprised how many photos and videos are "out there". Web md is a great site.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between herniorrhaphy and herniotomy?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Semantics: While herniorrhaphy refers to hernia repair and herniotomy refers to opening the hernia (sac or defect), the terms are sometimes uses incorrectly and interchangeably.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

I have this bulge about 4in wide, 5in below my navel. Is this a normal area to accumulate fat? Wondering if it's from a herniorrhaphy in my LLQ in'11

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bulge in belly: It is possible this is a hernia. If if is painful, or associated with bowel changes, growing, unable to push it back in or fever you should seek medical attention immediately. As long as not issues as above, people can live long and healthy lives(more cosmetic). Given your previous surgery, likely sutures and scar tissue has weakened in the area causing this. It can be repaired. See ur doc.

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