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Doctor insights on: As Between A Ventral Hernia And An Incisional Hernia

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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can you die from ventral hernia?

Possible, but rare: Although death from a ventral hernia is rare, they can cause significant discomfort, enlarge, and cause life threatening problems that require emergency surgery, which is usually successful at saving the life, but not always so for repairing the hernia. See a surgeon interested in hernia repair for a more complete evaluation. Find one on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ventral hernia?

Lump, pain: A ventral hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall muscle that allows abdominal organs to protrude causing a lump or mass. If these organs are squeezed or trapped in the defect then pain can ensue. Pain is relieved by reducing the hernia contents or laying down. ...Read more

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Can a ventral hernia be repaired?

Can a ventral hernia be repaired?

Yes: ventral hernia's are very frequently repaired. To approaches are open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Larger repairs, greater than 1 cm are repaired using mash. Smaller hernias are repaired primarily with suture. Most repair only if symptomatic meaning pain or discomfort. There is a small risk of bowel incarceration or strangulation which presents with escalating pain and a non-reducible lump. ...Read more

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I had a ventral hernia repaired with mesh. Should I be worried?

I had a ventral hernia repaired with mesh. Should I be worried?

No.: Various types of mesh have been used for over 40 years as a means of bridging the gap when repairing (larger) hernias. This has significantly reduced the risk of recurrence but at the expense of some complications that are unique to mesh placement. These include mesh infection and scar tissue between the mesh and intra-abdominal organs. Overall, current mesh is very safe and effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ventral hernia?

A protrusion: Of an abdominal structure(s) through a failure in the abdominal wall at the level of the umbilicus (tummy button). ...Read more

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Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Yes: The best test to diagnose a ventral hernia is a physical exam by a hernia surgeon. Rarely, physical examination may be difficult; a cat scan of the abdomen can be helpful in those circumstances. ...Read more

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Ventral hernia removal, no sex after?

Ventral hernia removal, no sex after?

No: Sex after a ventral hernia repair can occur once the patient is comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair. ...Read more

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What happens when a ventral hernia pops?

What happens when a ventral hernia pops?

May end up surgery: Most of the time small ventral hernias do not need surgery, simple binder and weight reduction is enough, large hernias had risk of gettting incarcerated (getting stuck ) most likely by transverse colon will cause dangerous complications. ...Read more

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Does ventral hernia usually cause many symptoms?

Does ventral hernia usually cause many symptoms?

No.: Ventral hernias encompass a broad range of hernias of the front of the abdominal wall, including umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, and incisional hernias. Symptoms are primarily related to the size of the hole in the abdominal wall and what, if anything, is getting 'stuck' in them. While not all of these require repair, this determination is best made by a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Ventral Hernia (Definition)

Of an abdominal structure(s) through a failure in the abdominal wall at the level of ...Read more