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Abdominal Wall Hernia Symptoms
Is loosing weight initially associated with early symptom of ingenuial hernia? When abdominal wall weakens does blood test show anything?
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should start with a physical exam to see if your hernia can be felt. A general surgeon or general internist can examine you. If it is small, an ultrasound or ct scan can image the hernia. Blood tests will not help. ...Read more
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
Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?
No: Many people with strong abdominal muscles get hernias, and many people with weaker muscles don't have hernias. There is most likely a genetic predisposition to hernia formation based on the types of connective tissue that any given individual has. Keep exercising though, its great for lots of other things! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I do a crunch my abdominal wall axis protrudes up like a pup tent. Is this a lateral hernia or a diastis recti? No protruding lumps when relaxed.
Diastasis: Is likely from what you describe, if what you are seeing is located in the upper middle of the abdominal wall. Diastasis can be quite common ; nothing of concern. See your doctor if it is uncomfortable or bothersome to you to be sure it is nothing else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 4 hernias repaired n mesh. New CT had anterior abdominal wall hernia. Pain my r. Side of naval by mesh. Do I need it fixed, yes hurts off n on.
Increased risk: Abdominal wall hernias are repaired to prevent bowel from becoming stuck (incarcerated) in the hernia. Blood flow can become compromised, intestinal blockages and pain also occur. Larger hernias are safer then smaller ones. Each time a hernia is repaired the chance of success goes down. Weigh loss, smoking cessation, exercise, and good nutrition can improve your outcome. You have to weigh options ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bulge with crying: that flattens when relaxed, or is easily compressible with slight pressure is consistent with hernia.Common location would be in the midline, usually near the navel. Many toddlers still have weak abdominal muscles that may not quite join in the midline, so with straining, the entire midline tissue from breast bone to below the navel may bulge a little. This is diastasis recti and is not a hernia ...Read more
Experienced lower abdominal pubic area right side 3 months ago, episodic pain, no symptoms, not a sharp pain. Local doc says minor hernia.I'm not sure?
Sounds like: You probably have an inguinal (groin) hernia. The discomfort you describe can be due to a hernia. Hernias can slowly grow over time. Follow up with your doctor & follow their recommendations. Surgical repair of the hernia will likely become necessary at some point in time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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