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Doctor insights on: I Had An Umbilical Hernia Repair The End Of April And My Question Is If I Want To Get Pregnant Again Will That Be An Issue With The Mesh Used

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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I had a C-section with my first baby. If I get pregnant again will another C-section be ok or will it be complicated because of scar tissue?

I had a C-section with my first baby. If I get pregnant again will another C-section be ok or will it be complicated because of scar tissue?

VBAC?: I would talk to you about the possibility of pursuing a vaginal birth after cesarean section. But it is perfectly acceptable to undergo a repeat c-section should you and your doctor think that is best for you! ...Read more

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I have an epigastric hernia and would like to get pregnant this year. Can i wait until after I have the baby to get the hernia fixed ?

I have an epigastric hernia and would like to get pregnant this year. Can i wait until after I have the baby to get the hernia fixed ?

Yes you can wait: Epigatric hernias are due to congenital weakness of in the mid line of upper abdomen , most of the time do not even need surgery ( incisional hernia is different issue ) yes can wait till you deliver the baby and good luck. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) before three years. I want to know is it possible for scar tissue not to be shown in the MRI scan?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) before three years. I want to know is it possible for scar tissue not to be shown in the MRI scan?

Yes: Children usually heal well, and scar tissue can reduce over time. A childhood hernia repair is not a big procedure or incision, so the scar tissue may not be visible after a period of time. ...Read more

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After having a ureteral reimplantations in 1996 i've been having issues is it possible i would have to get the surgery again to fix the same problem?

After having a ureteral reimplantations in 1996 i've been having issues is it possible i would have to get the surgery again to fix the same problem?

Unclear: If you had a surgical procedure as a child and now have symptoms, you should see a doctor to have your symptoms evaluated. There is no way to tell over the internet what you may need. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a fibroid and ectopic pregnancy a week ago. How is the wound meant to feel to the touch? There is an incision across my tummy.

I had surgery to remove a fibroid and ectopic pregnancy a week ago. How is the wound meant to feel to the touch? There is an incision across my tummy.

Firm and numb: The skin around the incision is most likely a bit numb, or even tingly. Plus, the area should be firm, due to the inflammation and contracture that occurs with wound healing. The wound should soften after a few months. The numbness will last for several weeks to months as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having ED after inguinal hernia surgery. A mesh was placed in me. I am very worried, I will not be the same. Can I have an explanation of to why.

I am having ED after inguinal hernia surgery. A mesh was placed in me. I am very worried, I will not be the same. Can I have an explanation of to why.

Unusual: It would be highly unusual to have long-term or permanent ED after undergoing inguinal hernia surgery with mesh placement. May be due to postop pain for now. Are you still having pain? Please check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia. If i fall pregnant with it is it ok? Should i repair first or have babies and then repair ? Thankyou

I have an umbilical hernia.  If i fall pregnant with it is it ok?   Should i repair first or have babies and then repair ?  Thankyou

Babies if no pain: If the hernia is causing significant pain, then you should have it fixed now, heal for several weeks, and then have children. If the hernia is not bothering you, especially if it is small, and it does not contain intestines, then you can have children first. ...Read more

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I had a fifth metacarpal joint fructure & had a surgery using the k wire I need to know if there is any physiotherapy that can be done & also if can I be able to box again or no cause I hear to different opinion from my doctors , the one who made the surg

I had a fifth metacarpal joint fructure & had a surgery using the k wire I need to know if there is any physiotherapy that can be done & also if can I be able to box again or no cause I hear to different opinion from my doctors , the one who made the surg

Depends: Would need to check with your surgeon. That being said, if you had a typical boxers(5th metacarpal neck) fracture and if it went on to heal in good position, there is not any reason to think you could not return to boxing, particularly if you had done it quite awhile before the fracture without problems. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical hernia since birth and got it repaired with sutures last year. Will a pregnancy or vigorous an training make the hernia come back?

I had an umbilical hernia since birth and got it repaired with sutures last year. Will a pregnancy or vigorous an training  make the hernia come back?

Hope noth: Follow the advice from the surgeon who did the repair. Generally hernias do not return, but they can under certain conditions. Your surgeon is in the best spot to advise you ...Read more

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I can't get in my hernia doctor until friday and the pain is to the point i need answers. Pain is at 9.5, had surgery with mesh last week.

I can't get in my hernia doctor until friday and the pain is to the point i need answers. Pain is at 9.5, had surgery with mesh last week.

See a doctor: If you have 9.5 pain after surgery and can't see your doctor, then you need to go to an emergency room. However, i would think your surgeon would want to squeeze you in to his schedule with that level of pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to find out you have torn your ACL, and the dr. releases you for weeks until a surgery can be done. My employer is even making me come in?

Is it normal to find out you have torn your ACL, and the dr. releases you for weeks until a surgery can be done. My employer is even making me come in?

Torn ACL: Not all ACL tears need to be repaired or do not need to be repaired immediately. Ask your doctor to write a note specifying what you can and cannot do at work. Discuss all treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical. ...Read more

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I have problems with pregnancy, had 2 losts this year, the 1st had to be removed and the 2nd is in course. I'll get a procedure. What can be wrong?

I have problems with pregnancy, had 2 losts this year, the 1st had to be removed and the 2nd is in course. I'll get a procedure. What can be wrong?

Not enough info : You have not provided enough information. We would need to know why you lost the first and what procedure you are requiring. ...Read more

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I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

Check with OB: If you went through labor before your first, your OB must have thought you could have a regular delivery. Your health & status with subsequent pregnancies & the projected size of baby may allow a vbac, but i would only do so in a facility capable of immediately taking you to surgery if problems arose during your attempt. Many try & are successful.Good luck. ...Read more

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I was born with imperforated anus which i had surgery for as a neonate. Would it be advisable to have a natural birth and what could the complications?

I was born with imperforated anus which i had surgery for as a neonate. Would it be advisable to have a natural birth and what could the complications?

Hard to say: The defect you had varies from low - a simple membrane (wall) that didn't open to high- a need to pull down bowel through delicate anal muscles and attach them. Natural delivery may or may not place you at increased risk of a tear through these tissues that would have you pooping through your vagina.It would be reasonable to review your history with the OBGYN and come up with a plan based on you ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more


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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more