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Abdominal Swelling After Hernia Surgery
Is it possible that on and off swelling of my abdomen be due to weightlifting to soon after hernia surgery?
Yes: I'm sure your surgeon doesn't want you to lift weights soon after repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, i feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?
Normal: Numbness around the incision site is normal. Superficial sensory nerves were cut during the procedure and they grow back very slowly. Eventually the numbness will go away or decrease to a very small area. ...Read more
My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?
Likely had hydrocele: Small hydroceles surrounding testes could have made you feel testes were larger than they were before. Ur now feeling true size of testes. Unlikely 2b testicular atrophy as they have only become slightly smaller ; presumably are both similar is size. So u can stop worrying. ...Read more
Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!
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Yes: Sliding hiatal hernias are the most common of the hernias that occur around the lower esophagus and are commonly associated with reflux. Clinically significant reflux can occur with or without a hiatal hernia and is usually the cause of the symptoms mistakingly attributed to the hernia. Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease(GERD) can also co-exist with other digestive diseases . GERD medications work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to live with constant moderate to severe pain? And what is wrond with me? 32 year old male previous hernia surgery left side five years ago healed fine. Moderate to severe pain in left hip radiating down leg and into right side. Swelling and pai
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Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?
Diastasis: Sounds like it could be diastasis recti. This is when the connection between the rectus muscles (six pack) thins and spreads out. This looks like a long bulge in the middle between the umbilicus and breast bone only when you are doing a sit up, or participating in a limbo contest. It's not dangerous, & rarely if ever causes symptoms. Could also be a recurrent hernia - see your surgeon to find out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
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