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Abdominal Incisional Hernia
I have 3 abdominal incisional hernias. Lately when I eat I have sharp abdominal pain and diarrhea. Is this something I should be extremely concerned a?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 19 incisions from incisional hernia repair recently, when will i be able to lay on my sides again?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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