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Bloodless Surgery For 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
Weeks to months: A seroma is the fluid trapped by the repair that is "secreted" by the damaged tissue from the surgery. It will go away. I always tell my patients not to have someone drain it as they could get infected and that would be worse. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
M57, very large ing. Hernia on left side and recurring hernia from rt. Side(from meshless surgery long ago). Should i opt for srgry or spend with it?
Inguinal hernia: I think your doctor should evaluate the hernia explain the situation and it's complications . However now a days there is laparoscopic hernia repair. Small cut, short procedure time and fast recovery time. You may want to see general surgeon experience in laparoscopy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: Everyone is different. Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking: This problem is not improved with exercise. Imagine an old innertube tire with a weak area and bulging of the innertube. This doesn't get better with stress or increased inflation; it has to be fixed. Your only option outside of surgery is a truss to hold pressure on the area. I wish we had an alternative to surgery, especially for the smaller, bothersome hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you get an hernia ? How long for it to develop & is surgery the only way for it to cure ?
Hernia: Abdominal hernias do not resolve without surgery. Many a symptomatic hernias can be observed. Symptomatic hernias should usually be repaired. Binders and trusses are recommended for some patients who are not planning to undergo repair. There is no medication to resolve andominal hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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