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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Incisional Hernia

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Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes: There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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How do I avoid making an incisional hernia worse?

How do I avoid making an incisional hernia worse?

Avoid weight gain: Maintaining or losing weight and minimizing extraordinary abdominal wall stress is critical to avoid hernia exacerbation. ...Read more

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What's the type of pain that goes along with a incisional hernia?

What's the type of pain that goes along with a incisional hernia?

At hernia location: It is common to experience intermittent discomfort, sharp pain, and/or pressure at the location of the lump or lumps along the old incision. See a general surgeon to define and align goals for repair, and options for repair. ...Read more

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Can bloatedness be due to incisional hernia?

Can bloatedness be due to incisional hernia?

Yes, if: Your incisional hernia becomes intermittently incarcerated and cause intestinal obstruction. If this is the case, you need to have surgical repair soon. Consult a surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Does incisional hernia always require surgery?

No: But most do or they enlarge and cause other trouble. Risk - benefit is the calculation. Includes what surgery was original. Where is the incision? How large is the current defect? Contain bowel?Etc. ...Read more

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Has any one had incisional hernia after a cesarean?

Has any one had incisional hernia after a cesarean?

Yes: An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribute to hernia formation include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking, steroid use, and multiple prior operations. Surgical repair is quite common and very effective. ...Read more

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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

The same.: A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery. ...Read more

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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

Could be fluid: Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia. It is possible that there is a recurrent hernia also, the only way to know, is to have your surgeon examine you and if necessary to get additional imaging studies. Make an appointment ...Read more

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Have an incisional hernia, surgery not for 2 months. Ok to exercise strenuously until then?

Have an incisional hernia, surgery not for 2 months. Ok to exercise strenuously until then?

Why not: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not as long as it does not cause you any discomfort and/or pain. ...Read more

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