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I had surgery 13 years ago for a hernia. I got cut above my navel. Could this hernia have come back and making me have a lot of gas discomfort.

I had surgery 13 years ago for a hernia. I got cut above my navel. Could this hernia have come back and making me have a lot of gas discomfort.

Possible not likely: Hernias usually cause symptoms of pain and tenderness with a localized area of fullness. While it is possible for a hernia to recur this does not sound like that is occurring in this instance but, of course, you need to be examined with the possible use of diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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My 7 week old has severe gas. He just had hernia surgery, and I'm afraid hrs will have another. He grunts all day and night. Any suggestions?

My 7 week old has severe gas. He just had hernia surgery, and I'm afraid hrs will have another. He grunts all day and night. Any suggestions?

Mylecon: Any gassy infant may benefit from some mylecon drops, available over the counter. They are basically a soapy material that helps the gas come together & form a bigger pocket that can move along faster. The medication stays in the intestines so side effects are essentially non existent. 7wk old babies grunt & squeak & make all sorts of other noises all the time & it doesn't mean anything bad. ...Read more

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I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

Depends: How long ago were your operations? What was the surgery for crohns's? If the surgery was recent, then gas pains are common and can be related to pain medication and the healing process. If the surgery was a longer time ago, then see your doctor or gastroenterologist for an examination. Postoperative scarring or recurrent crohn's disease can be possible. ...Read more

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6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

Only yourMD can tell: It may not be recurrence just healing process, but always possible, need examination possible tests, to find out if it is a recurrence or not. . Best way to find out is go for a follow up examination to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a hiatal hernia make passing gas difficult?

Does it ever happen that a hiatal hernia make passing gas difficult?

Hiatal hernia: No, not really. A hiatal hernia can give you heartburn or reflux, or make it hard to get food down, but really wouldn't affect your ability to pass gas. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

Get it checked out: Do you can feel a bulge where the umbilical hernia is, so you are sure it has recurred? Symptoms indicating a serious problem would be pain, tenderness, discoloration of the bulge; nausea, vomiting ; difficulty defecating. Your symptoms might be related but could also be a different type hernia, peptic ulcer disease, gall bladder disease (such as gallstones), etc. See your md ; get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

I have an umbilical hernia that came back I have had it longer than 8 years I have been hurting right side around my ribs hard to pass gas scared?

Time: To see a doctor. It is rare but possible to have a trapped or incarcerated henia. Do not wait for an emergency to occur. See a doctor for an exam soon or go to an er if your pain does not improve. ...Read more

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I've been seeing doctors for almost 2yrs trying to a hernia operation. It's now strangulated. My penis retracted & I cant pass gas or poop. Help me please.

I've been seeing doctors for almost 2yrs trying to a hernia operation. It's now strangulated. My penis retracted & I cant pass gas or poop. Help me please.

Hernia: Suggest you seek care at a large teaching hospital and have your self seen and treated. A strangulated hernia is a surgical emergency and needs urgent intervention. A visit to the ER is best option at a large teaching hospital if possible or the closest hospital you can seek care. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

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 more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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Mi husband got operated for hernia with leproscopy under ga. After that his BP is low. Maintaned only with medicines in icu. Will it stabilise? ..

Mi husband got operated for hernia with leproscopy under ga. After that his BP is low. Maintaned only with medicines in icu. Will it stabilise? ..

Should be fine: While there is not enough info here to say for sure, postoperative low BP is fairly common, and usuay self limited. There are many factors involved that play in to the severity and prognosis of the problem, but in planned/elective surgical procedures, it is very rare for this to be an unresolvable problem. ...Read more

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Does inguil hernia cause gas?

Not: Inguinal hernia is not a cause of gas. Gas is caused by your diet.
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Have hiatal hernia and umbilicial hernia, have gas pain on left side, do I have to worry?

Have hiatal hernia and umbilicial hernia, have gas pain on left side, do I have to worry?

Not likely: Most hiatal hernias and umbilical hernias do not cause any symptoms. There are some types of hiatal hernias that can cause symptoms and may require treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor and may need an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can too much gas build up with a hiatal hernia feel like you can't breathe?

Can too much gas build up with a hiatal hernia feel like you can't breathe?

Yes: Yes, swallowing a lot of air or consuming air containing beverages, for example carbonated sodas or water can fill up the stomach including the portion of stomach above the diaphragm when there is a hiatal hernia. This can result in pressure or fullness senastion in the chest and even shortness of breath. Excess swallowing of air aka as aerophagia can result from chewing gum, drinking a straw. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating due to trapped gas. Is the trapped gas a symptom of the hiatus hernia?

Possible: But air/ gas can be in the stomach, small intestine, or colon.
Some gas is generated by bacteria as well.
Some reasons digestion acid, etc generates gas.
Swallowed air is also a component.
Relief with antacids, absorbents like mylicon etc may give a hint. ...Read more

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Can hernias return? I had an endoscopy done nothing was found but very uncomfortable with gas tried everything and often feels like I have belch.

Hiatal hernia?: With hiatal hernia, treatment is usually focused on improving symptoms. You may be swallowing air, or imbibing foods and beverages that cause gas. Carbonated beverages & milk, as well as foods like beans, apricots, and fried & fatty foods, produce gas. Eating more slowly and chewing more thoroughly is beneficial. See your clinician if problems persist or you have more questions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Had a hernia when I was 12 I'm 23. My testicle on the hernia side has been pulling up in my sac and I feel like I have a gas bubble right at my waste?

See a surgeon: The best advice is to see a surgeon. Tell him/her your symptoms and get examined. You may be describing a hernia recurrence, or you may have a new, different problem. ...Read more

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