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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Fat Containing Inguinal Hernias

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Is a CT scan finding of 'fat containing inguinal hernias, left greater than right' significant? My gp didn't mention it.

Is a CT scan finding of 'fat containing inguinal hernias, left greater than right' significant? My gp didn't mention it.

Fat: Findings of fat on a ct scan may be a normal finding of a fatty "cord lipoma" that needs no treatment and is observed. Ct is not good for hernias unless they are larger. Need to have a corroborating physical examination to see if the ct scan findings are causing an internal lump or swelling at the site where hernias occur. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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How long is it necessary to refrain from long distance flying before and after a bilateral inguinal hernia?

How long is it necessary to refrain from long distance flying before and after a bilateral inguinal hernia?

Right away: You should be able to return to all activities, including flying, as tolerated by pain. You may not be able to carry heavy luggage, but check with your surgeon for your specific case. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have an indirect left inguinal hernia 11mm protrusion of extraperitoneal fat I am wearing a truss can I travel before my surgery in 2 weeks.

I have an indirect left inguinal hernia 11mm protrusion of extraperitoneal fat I am wearing a truss can I travel before my surgery in 2 weeks.

Have a nice trip: No problem at all to travel with this, provided you are not having significant pain at that location. This has probably been there for quite some time, and is currently at very low risk to get worse. You should primarily base your decision on your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a inguinal hernia that needs to be repaired. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed at the same time?

I have a inguinal hernia that needs to be repaired. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed at the same time?

No!: The operations should be kept separate. The complication rate for both is higher if you combine them. ...Read more

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10months baby has bilateral inguinal hernia large, and undescended both testes, operated forvsd 3 moths back when it is possible to be operated?

10months baby has bilateral inguinal hernia large, and undescended both testes, operated forvsd 3 moths back when it is possible to be operated?

Anytime: You should be good to get it done. Happy the child did well- and while this is a tough start, there is still nothing like a baby. ...Read more

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2 months after bilateral lap. Inguinal hernia repair, I feel my erection twisted to the right, and right test hangs higher than usual. Is it related?

Doubt it: If the angulation of the penis is severe, it could represent peyronie's disease. While it appeared after a lap inguinal hernia repair, the problem is in the shaft of the penis. I don't think the repair is causative. I would see a urologist to find out more. One testis hanging higher is normal. ...Read more

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I have a mesh due to double inguinal (groin) hernia and would like to know if liposuction can be done for a mild case of belly and lower back fat?

I have a mesh due to double inguinal (groin) hernia and would like to know if liposuction can be done for a mild case of belly and lower back fat?

Should be ok: The best person to ask is the plastic surgeon who you chose to do the procedure. The mesh should be lower than the abdominal fat and should not be an issue. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

Go for it.: The purpose of a hernia repair is to let you live the lifestyle you want. There is always a possibility that your hernias could recur, or that you will get a new hernia, but in my opinion you should not let that limit you. ...Read more

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6 weeks after laparoscopic, bilateral inguinal hernia repair with mesh, should I still have significant swelling of the groin?

6 weeks after laparoscopic, bilateral inguinal hernia repair with mesh, should I still have significant swelling of the groin?

Talk to the surgeon: It is about the time the swelling will be subsiding, some times it may take little longer depending on the extent of dissection, speak to the surgeon. ...Read more

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I've got a long lump near the place where my thick and groin meet. I'm a woman. Feels like period cramps but it's not..... Femoral hernia?

Could be: Femoral or inguinal hernia, lymph node enlargement, or even endometriosis of the round ligament. Have your doctor refer you to a surgeon to take a look. You might need further tests. ...Read more

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I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgey?

I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgey?

No: The best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Further, even for open inguinal hernia repair, the incision size is small compared to that of a panniculectomy. It depends of course how important the two issues are for you as an individual. ...Read more

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I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgery?

I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgery?

Not at all: It would be advisable to try to lose general weight in order to have a smaller chance of the hernia conf back. Doing a tummy tuck or liposuction is not a smart move and may increase risk of infection. Most hernias are repaired using mesh and if you had an infection due to fat removal, your mesh can also get infected and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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I had a bilateral inguinal hernia repair today at 7:30am. Since then I am unable to clear my bladder. I am able to urinate small amounts.

I had a bilateral inguinal hernia repair today at 7:30am. Since then I am unable to clear my bladder. I am able to urinate small amounts.

Call your surgeon: Your surgeon, or physician covering, has responsibility to advise &/or look after you post-operatively. Likely related to pain medication prescribed or post-operative pain in self. ...Read more

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6 weeks post bilateral inguinal hernia surgery with scar revision. My right side is still in horrible pain. I had an injection but not working. Why?

Nerve injury?: It would depend on the exact technical details of the operation, and the precise location of the pain, what makes it worse, etc. If the injection was to block the nerve, and if it relieved the pain but only temporarily, another type of injection may cure it, as might reoperation. This is a rare and challenging problem. Your best bet is to get answers from your surgeon, or a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Is lower ab pain and bloating 4 days post op from bilateral inguinal hernia repair an emergency? I am only peeing 1/4 cup at a time

Here are some...: As answered in another Q of yours, go to ER to be checked out. Hopefully, all of these are temporarily related with surgical pain, anesthesia, pain medication, etc. Such postop conditions is prone to develop in patients who might have gradually slowed down their urine flow for years in the past. So, go to ER to be checked out. How to get things done right? Follow instructions as described. ...Read more

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10d since my open inguinal hernia repair. A painless, hard lump, like a thick cord has appeared in my scrotum (side of incision). What could it be?

10d since my open inguinal hernia repair. A painless, hard lump, like a thick cord has appeared in my scrotum (side of incision). What could it be?

Here are some. ..: At times, some hardening along spermatic cord resulting from some local blood infiltration after hernia repair may occur and takes time to resolve slowly. If not resolved in 2-3 months, seek pro-evaluation for confirmation and counseling. ...Read more

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High groin or hernia?

Not. Term: Not such thing called high groin.

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What causes groin hernias?

No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining. ...Read more

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What causes inguinal hernias?

What causes inguinal hernias?

Congenital/acquired: The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more