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Dr. David Earle
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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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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain, some time after lifting heavy objects (work related) initially small swelling, increases in size progreesivly. Could be pushed back, may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in, now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Not the hernia: Usually, the hernia itself is a defect in the abdominal wall. The wall is made of muscle and fascia, so the defect is just an opening in the sheet of muscle/fascia that is not normally there. Organs and items usually contained in the abdomen can 'poke out' through the abnormal opening ; can even get stuck. The hernia would not change positions, but the items poking out into the hernia could change. ...Read more

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Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Very unlikely: You usually need to have special studies done with contrast to actually show this. Rarely it might show up on an upright chest x-ray, but not on a supine abdominal film. You may have misunderstood that the x-ray itself was the reason your doctor suspects hiatus hernia. ...Read more

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After I had my son in 2008, my upper abdominal area is hard and round. The lower area is soft. Do you think I may have an hernia?

After I had my son in 2008, my upper abdominal area is hard and round. The lower area is soft. Do you think I may have an hernia?

Maybe: A long sausage appearing bulge in the middle between the belly button and breast bone seen only while doing a sit up is a thinning of the connector between the muscles, and not a hernia. A bulge that you can feel along this area or at the belly button is likely to be a hernia. See your doctor for an exam to find out. ...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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Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Depends: Some amount of fluid is expected with the associated tissue injury. It depends if it is more than usual, there are signs of inflammation, associated or systemic signs like fever noted.....then infection or if bruishing....bleeding possible. See PMD for better evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?

Unlikely: Mesh rarely, if ever, breaks. There was one hernia mesh product that is no longer used that did break. Hernia meshes now are quite stable. They can shrink and occasionallyove or migrate slightly. Mesh is always covered by a layer of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Ask about ADM: Acellular dermal matrixes ("adm") are exactly the biomaterials that you are asking about. There are a number of types, including ones sourced from pigs. And yes, they can be used in hernia repairs. Speak to your local general surgeon about this option. ...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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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier. The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh. The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears. There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

Lump and pain: Hernias on the abdominal wall typical cause pain and/or discomfort, and are also typically associated with a lump under the skin at the location of the hernia. This lump is larger with standing and coughing. Best diagnosed by a physical exam, ok to start with your primary care. Timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

Operate: The only way to definitively "cure" or repair a hernia is a surgical procedure. You could limit activity that causes symptoms, or use a variety of available support garments to help alleviate discomfort, but those things won't actually repair the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

A bulge and pain: An abnormal bulge, often with pain around it, are the most common signs of abdominal hernia. They most commonly occur at the belly button (umbilical), in the groin (inguinal), at previous surgical scars (incisional), and at the diaphragm (hiatal).They can all be fixed with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for less pain and quick return to work. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the types of abdominal hernias?

Multiple types: There are a number of various types of hernias. Inguinal or groin hernias are fairly common in children and older adults. Femoral hernias are uncommon and occur in women. Obturator hernias are also rare. Incisional (or ventral) hernias are not uncommon. Congenital hernias include diaphragmatic hernias and umbilical hernias, the latter are common in children and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

Non-painful exercise: The hernia is already there. If the exercise hurts, then avoid it. Consider repairing the hernia. ...Read more

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Abdominal hernia: how can you tell if it is getting worse?

You'll know: The definition of "worse" is different among patients, but regarding hernias this generally refers to pain and discomfort, and enlarging size. There are some things that could be emergently worse such as a blockage of, or strangulation of the intestine. Best to have a consultation with a general surgeon to find out about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Pain and Bulge: Typical symptoms of a hernia are pain or discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that is more pronounced with coughing, andaybbe even disappear when lying down. If your concerned, see your promary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Very common: About 90% of groin hernias, and probably 75% of ventral abdominal her OAS are repaired using mesh. Mesh reduces the chance the hernia will come back, but is associated with some unique potential problems. Fortunately, these are uncommon for the group of patients that have mesh implanted, but an individual's experience cannot be predicted. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

It won't: A hernia is essentially a hole in the muscle layer if the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal contents can protrude. This by itself does not have any impact on weight gain. If there is intestine trapped in it and causing pain made worse by eating, it can be associated with weight loss however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Hernia Bulge: One of the most common signs of a hernia is a bulge in the area of the hernia. A hernia is a defect/hole in the abdominal wall. As a result the contents of the abdomen push through this defect and create swelling in the area. While this may only represents fat from inside the abdomen, sometimes it is intestine. Hernias should be evaluated by your physician and most should be repaired surgically. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

Not enough info: You have not given enough information to answer your question. It would help if you describe the exact location of the lump and some characteristics of the lump such as size, consistency, how moveable it is, whether it is associated with pain or not, and whether it changes in size or consistency. The more information the better. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Could be almost: Anything, from diverticulitis, kidney stones, cancer of colon, intermittent incarceration of your hernia. Impossible to tell without tests. You need to see a surgeon asap. ...Read more