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I had hernia and got operated by leproscopic surgery on 1 Nov 2015 after few days of laporoscopic surgery I had too much cough and weakness. what is the cause of cough and is coughing can damage the surgery? I took some cough expectorant but still no posi

I had hernia and got operated by leproscopic surgery on 1 Nov 2015 after few days of laporoscopic surgery I had too much cough and weakness. what is the cause of cough and is coughing can damage the surgery? I took some cough expectorant but still no posi

May be infectious: A cough is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. Since it is persistent, you need to see your doctor to evaluate and treat this. A condition called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be serious, and you are at risk for contracting this. Furthermore, coughing increases your intraabdominal pressure, which can lead to a recurrence of the hernia. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Can an ultrasound be used to diagnose weak pelvic floor? Will a hernia look different from any kind of prolapse due to pelvic floor weakness on ultrasound?

Can an ultrasound be used to diagnose weak pelvic floor? Will a hernia look different from any kind of prolapse due to pelvic floor weakness on ultrasound?

Not completely: A dynamic examination (with the pt pushing, valsalva or kagel maneuvers) is required. Urinary incontinence DX requires urodynamic study of bladder contraction, bladder neck relaxation. Seek advice from a urologist or a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

IT IS : The transversalis fascia. In indirect hernia the cause is non closure of the processus vaginalis a tunnel through which the testicles descended to the scrotum. The direct hernia is medial, the indirect lateral to the epigastric blood vessels. Look it up in an anatomy atlas! ...Read more

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Its said MRI is good in evaluating soft tissues in pelvis.So can it be used 2 diagnose weakness of abdominal wall in advance that can lead 2 hernia?

Its said  MRI is  good in evaluating soft tissues in pelvis.So can it be used 2 diagnose weakness of abdominal wall in advance that can lead 2 hernia?

Can't predict : While there may be a weakness there, there is currently no information about the likelihood this will become a hernia. I advise patients with a weakness only to carry on about there lives without restriction or worry. If they are having a her is repair on one side, and a weakness on the other, i usually repair both sides laparoscopically. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010. I feel pain and weakness in surgical side when i ejaculate. Will the problem be appear in a MRI scan?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010. I feel pain and weakness in surgical side when i ejaculate. Will the problem be appear in a MRI scan?

No: The wound is done healing at this point, and i wouldn't expect there to be a lot of inflammation present several years out from surgery. It may loosen up and drop with time. Chronic testis pain from hernia repair is a known phenomenon, but an MRI is unlikely to be helpful. I would consult with a local urologist who has expertise in scrotal content pain disorders. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) without mesh in 2010. From a year when i ejaculate i feel pain & weakness at surgical side.Reason?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) without mesh in 2010. From a year when i ejaculate i feel pain & weakness at surgical side.Reason?

Post Hernia Pain ,: There are many causes of chronic pain in the area of prior inguinal hernia repair. The risk has been reported about 6% regardless of the method of repair ; whether or not mesh is used. Irritation of nerves in this area, inflammation of scar tissue ; adjacent structures, ; even recurrence of the hernia are all possible causes. Complete exam/eval by an experienced hernia surgeon is needed in cases. ...Read more

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What is a hiatal hernia?

Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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How should I treat hiatal hernia?

How should I treat hiatal hernia?

C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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What does hiatal hernia feel like?

What does hiatal hernia feel like?

Hiatal hernia: Most commonly patients with hiatal hernias will experience symptoms of reflux such as heartburn and regurgitation if they have any symptoms at all. The vast majority of hiatal hernias encountered are small asymptomatic hernias that require no intervention. Only those hernias that are symptomatic should be treated. If surgery is required, it usually can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more