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Bacteria Infection Hinal Hernia
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
Hi could anyone please tell me what the symptoms would be for a hernia mesh infection and how it could be detected ? Thank you Steve.
Depends on hernia: The answer depends on a few things: where is the hernia, when was it fixed, etc. The most common symptoms are fever, pain, redness over the area, and drainage from the wound. It would be detected with physical examination that may need to be augmented with an imaging study. hernia mesh gets infected uncommonly. It is more likely to occur in cases where the intestine was removed. ...Read more
My husband is 35 years of age he has a lup under his skin next to his penis he says it hurts sometimes can this be a hernia an infection in his body?
What kind of infection? my body temperature is between 96.6 and 97.2. had hernia surgery 9 days ago
No: Hiatal hernias are generally only of consequence when very large. These large hiatal hernias are called paraesophageal hernias. They can cause symptoms like chest pain, difficulty swallowing, reflux, and anemia to name a few. Not sure why you are linking these to fungal infections, but there is no obvious connection. If vomiting is a problem, recurrent pneumonia could have a fungal element. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could bacteria be caused from diabetes colitis and a pericecal hernia? Plus can the pericecal hernia cause a pinched nerve in my groin area?
Depends: It depends on the type of repair and the specific location of the infection within the abdominal wall. If mesh or permanent sutures were used, AND are involved in the infection, they may need to be removed. If the infection is only in the skin (no pus, red skin only), then antibiotics may suffice. Best to get an evaluation from your surgeon. You can also ask for a second opinion if warranted. ...Read more
How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?
Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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