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Abdominal Strain Vs Hernia
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Sliding hernia or spigelian hernia, which one has a higher chance of causing intestinal obstruction?
Depends: Depends on the size of the defect in the abdominal wall, and whether or not there is intestine that is included in the herniated contents. Both types of hernia can and have in the past caused intestinal obstruction. Odds are in your favor that it will not cause an obstruction. That does not predict the future however. See a general surgeon for consultation to find out more. ...Read more
Balanced muscles: Over exertion or too rapid an exertion of the abdominal muscles (muscles in the front of the abdomen without an effective counter balance of the muscles of the posterior abdomen ...Read more
Could an injured/strained rectus abdominal include symptoms related to upset stomach, stomach pressure & hernia?
What could be severe right abdomen pain 4 weeks after 5 abdominal hernia repair, diastasis repair and 2 meshes?
Call your surgeon: Depends on location of the hernia and technique of repair and mesh fixation. For some ventral hernias, it would not be uncommon to have muscle spasms and pain at 4 weeks after surgery, but only your surgeon can sort this out best. May want to ask him/her about adding muscle relaxant to pain meds. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Most hernia are repaired to stand any regular exercise or activities including stomach exercise as long as enough time was giving for the repair to heal extreme strenuous activity could bring the hernia back it all depend how the hernia was repaired if the hernia was repaired with a screen chances are less for recurrence. ...Read more
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and i'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would having a hiatal hernia & a separated abdominal muscle give problems pushing out a bowel movement?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulge: If you have a hernia then in addition to the pain you may also notice a swelling at your belly button (you now have an outie instead of an innie). The other thing is a muscle strain will get better with time and rest. A hernia will stay the same or get worse until it is fixed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers