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What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

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. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Umbilical hernia belts?

Umbilical hernia belts?

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 impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages.Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more

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Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

Does umbilical hernia repair cause diastasis recti?

No: Diastasis recti is a condition where the rectus muscles gradually separate from the midline while the fascia remains intact. It is not a hernia. Umbilical hernia and diastasis recti can coexist and are not causally related. ...Read more

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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible. Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia repair?

Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis traditional open surgery with good long term laparoscopic with mesh most with good results. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

Can inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at time become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bowel obstruction, called incarcerated hernia, and requires emergent surgery. How to handle sickness correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias affect stool?

Sometimes : Very large hernias that affect your ability to bear down might adversely affect having bowel movements (bm's) also, hernias that involve a portion of the large intestine can affect this, but it is uncommon. Lastly, pelvic floor relaxation, not necessarily a hernia per se can definitely affect bm's. ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

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 weakness. You can have both entities present, but they ate not related. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more

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What causes inguinal hernias?

What causes inguinal hernias?

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 with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Umbilical hernias : Can be of several sizes.They can either have a piece of fat within it or a piece of small or large bowel.Attimes they can get incarcerated -meaning u can't push em back in-causing symptoms of bowel obstruction.Im not sure if by movement you are referring to the peristaltic activity inside the abdomen.It typically gives the gurgling sounds.Stuff shouldnt be moving around inside the abdomen otherwise. ...Read more