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Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?
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
What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?
Seroma vs recurrence: Pain 4 months after ventral hernia repair is unusual and may be a sign of a recurrent hernia. Another less problematic cause is a seroma which is a fluid collection between the mesh and the skin which is inherent to some degree in almost a lll hernia cases but usually resolves within 2 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had mesh lap. Hernia repair on 7/27 and just returned to work on 10/22 due to other medical issues and now my abdomen gets swells and hurts. Normal?
I can't say it is...: There's so many questions i could ask, and although you're 3 months out from surgery, complications can arise. Pain is not uncommon especially after getting active again. Not sure what you mean, but a distended abdomen may be a sign of partial or early bowel obstruction (or a number of other things). If you're not passing gas, having cramping pain or nausea and vomiting, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until i can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?
Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Hernia surgery: Is usually performed by general surgeons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?
No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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