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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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What are common ventral hernia post-operation complications?

What are common ventral hernia post-operation complications?

About 10% rate: Depending on the size, the nature of repair and findings in the OR, in general there is about a 10% complication rate. The most serious is a hole in the intestine created while freeing it up from the hernia, while not common, can cause infection and death (1%). The most common complications include chronic pain (often present before surgery) requiring surgery (2%) and recurrent hernia (about 3%). ...Read more

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How common are hernias?

How common are hernias?

Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of ventral hernias?

What are some common causes of ventral hernias?

Congenital/BornWith : A ventral hernia is a defect in the musculature of the front of the abdominal wall. This occurs most commonly at the belly button, arising from a defect that many people are born with. Ventral hernias are also common after prior abdominal surgery--these are called incisional hernias. Regardless of its origin, these will occur more commonly after heavy lifting, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are hernias common after open-heart surgery?

Are hernias common after open-heart surgery?

Not often: Usually hernias do not occur often after heart surgery. One site where they may occur would be below the sternum or breast bone. ...Read more

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When are congenital diaphragmatic hernias typically detected?

When are congenital diaphragmatic hernias typically detected?

Prenatally: Many infants are diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. In some instances mothers are given options . Fetal surgical options have gone by the wayside as there is no perfect prenatal fix. ...Read more

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What are common hernia surgery complications?

What are common hernia surgery complications?

Uncommon: Fortunately, complications are uncommon after hernia repair, but they can be serious when they happen. Specific to hernia repair, chronic pain and hernia recurrence occur about 5% of the time or less for small, uncomplicated hernia repairs that are typically performed as an outpatient. Not all hernias are equal however, and a general surgeon may be able to give you specifics for your case. ...Read more

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Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery they are minor and infrequent. ...Read more

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What are types of femoral artery pain?

What are types of femoral artery pain?

Neuralgia ?: Femoral artery pain may be mistaken for femoral neuralgia. But if you've undergone an angiogram, the femoral artery may be dissected or have developed a pseudoaneurysm or an av fistula between the femoral artery & vein. You should get an arterial duplex ultrasound of your specific groin to assess for flow abnormalities and/or a soft tissue defect such as a hematoma. Do you have any bruising? ...Read more

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What causes of unilateral testicular swelling after bilateral inguinal hernioplasty?

What causes of unilateral testicular swelling after bilateral inguinal hernioplasty?

Extent of hernia: The size, extent of hernia would require more dissection, resulting in more swelling on the involved side. You should see your surgeon who can advise you better since he was there doing the procedure. ...Read more

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Are hernias inherited?

Are hernias inherited?

Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

Claudication: Which means cram like pains in the calves with walking which gets better with rest and returns with walking. The distance of walking that brings out the pain is called the claudication distance. The shorter the distance the worse is the stenosis. Also, in severe cases the leg loses hair and becomes painful at rest with elevation better with dangling. ...Read more

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What are the most common abdominal injuries?

What are the most common abdominal injuries?

Blow: To the solar plexus can temporarily paralyze the diaphragm and knock person out. Blunt trauma can cause laceration to internal organs most commonly the Liver. Second to the liver is the spleen and that lead to intra abdominal bleeding ...Read more

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Are hernias usually very painful?

Maybe: Hernias manifest with a variety of symptoms, pain being among them. It is highly variable how patients respond to a hernia, but pain and sidcomfort, along with an enlarging bulge under the skin are common. There are many however that have hernias of all sizes with no symptoms at all. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are common meniscus surgery complications?

What are common meniscus surgery complications?

Swelling: Swelling or fluid in the knee is most common minor complication after meniscus surgery. Its easily drained by your surgeon. Other complications are recurrent tearing of the meniscus, persistent pain, infection, bleeding, joint stiffness or loss or range of motion, and damage to neurovascular structures are remotely possible. Some of these complications may require addition surgery. Overall, meniscus surgery has a very high success rate. ...Read more

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Can femoral hernias cause miscarriage?

Can femoral hernias cause miscarriage?

Not Directly: A femoral hernia would not interfere with your pregnancy unless bowel would get stuck in the hernia, requiring emergency surgery. This is very rare since the enlarging uterus occupies the pelvis, effectively "blocking" bowel from entering the hernia. Even with an emergency operation, a miscarriage is not inevitable. Best to repair hernias when not pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of testicular torsion?

What are the most common symptoms of testicular torsion?

Pain: The most common symptoms are very severe testicular pain usually associated with nausea and vomiting. There can also be redness on the affected side. ...Read more

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