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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that i can do to keep it from strangulating?

I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen.   I've already had several repaired.    Is there anything that i can do to keep it from strangulating?

Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read more

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My abdomen around my incisional hernia is tender and bloated is this bad?

My abdomen around my incisional hernia is tender and bloated is this bad?

Maybe: Tenderness and bloating at the site of an incisional hernia can indicate intermittent and partial blockage of the intestines. You shoul see a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I have a bulge the size of a football in my lower abdomen after my incisional hernia in december? I've had a ultra sound and it isn't another hernia

I have a bulge the size of a football in my lower abdomen after my incisional hernia in december? I've had a ultra sound and it isn't another hernia

Was mesh used?: If mesh was used for the repair, the bulge may be normal. It is important to rule out a recurrent hernia, and other reasons for masses like a hematoma if you just had the surgery. Best to follow-up with your general surgeon. A history and physical exam should help narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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Lrg incisional hernia. 4 surgeries on same scar, removed mesh due to abdominal abscess 4mos ago. Pain, lg bulge, elev WBC, nauseated, is it emergent?

Lrg incisional hernia. 4 surgeries on same scar, removed mesh due to abdominal abscess 4mos ago. Pain, lg bulge, elev WBC, nauseated, is it emergent?

Possibly: If you know you have an elevated WBC you must be in contact with medical care source. If you also have pain, a bulge, and nausea, you could have an infection or obstruction, either of which could be emergent. If you have a source of care, go back to them and demand an explanation for the elevated WBC and pain. Ideally go back to the same people who diagnosed the abscess and removed mesh, O/W ED ...Read more

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I had an incisional abdominal hernia repair with mesh in March 2014 and my bellybutton has been infected since and been in pain too and another hernia?

I had an incisional abdominal hernia repair with mesh in March 2014 and my bellybutton has been infected since and been in pain too and another hernia?

2 answers: 1. Most likely not a 2 year infection unless the mesh is infected and it drains moderate pus daily. Most likely a reaction to a hernia repair permanent suture knot. Only the eyes of a experienced surgeon can tell you. 2. You either have a new bulge, or you don't, to answer your question on whether you have a repeat hernia. ...Read more

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I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future ?

Risk of recurrence: After repair of abdominal hernias , can do all normal activities and moderate exercises but not heavy ones to built ' six pack ' abdominal wall as there is always a risk of recurrence , speak to your surgeon will tell you what 'not to do' ...Read more

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What kind of pain when you have incisional hernia?

What kind of pain when you have incisional hernia?

Dull pain first: At the sit of incision may be a dull pain with bulge first, then pain and size increases with time , able to push it in at first later, may gives complications like severe pain unable to reduce as it gets incaciraioned ( even stragulation ) causing bowel obstrucion including gangrene of gut. ...Read more

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What a lap incisional hernia?

What a lap incisional hernia?

Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read more

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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read more

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Have an incisional hernia, surgery not for 2 months. Ok to exercise strenuously until then?

Why not: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not as long as it does not cause you any discomfort and/or pain. ...Read more

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I have 19 incisions from incisional hernia repair recently, when will i be able to lay on my sides again?

I have 19 incisions from incisional hernia repair recently, when will i be able to lay on my sides again?

Up to you. : Everyone feels pain differently. I have some patients who are back to laying on their side or other ( Light weight) activities in a few days. And others who can't for weeks. As soon as you are comfortable you can do it. ...Read more

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Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs.Its not painful, except cosmetic ... I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should i go for surgery?

Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs.Its not painful, except cosmetic ... I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should i go for surgery?

Maybe: What you need to do is see a surgeon for a consultation, and explicitly let the surgeon know what your goals of operation are. The surgeon should then let you know how realistic it will be to meet those goals with surgery. ...Read more

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Incisional hernia. Is the mesh uncomfortable?

Depends: There are many types of mesh so part of the answer depends on what type of mesh is used some mesh is absorbable or partly absorbable so that can leave less foreign body. Mostly i would answer this one no. ...Read more

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Has any one had incisional hernia after a cesarean?

Yes: An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribute to hernia formation include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking, steroid use, and multiple prior operations. Surgical repair is quite common and very effective. ...Read more

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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

The same.: A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery. ...Read more

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Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes: There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read more

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I have 5 CM incisional hernia to the extreme left of my umbilicus.I am 28 days pregnant now .Is there any risk?

Small risk: The biggest risk of any hernia is that bowel gets trapped. If you have any pain there, you need to be seen. The good news is that the pregnant uterus will lay over the defect and push the bowel away. ...Read more