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Hernia And Psychological Problems
Sometimes: A ventral hernia is any hernia that is present along the front surface of the abdominal wall. This is most often seen at the umbilicus (belly button). Umbilical hernias in children are very common. It is generally recommended to wait till after age 5 to repair these hernias unless the child is having pain due to the hernia or it is very large, since they will often close spontaneously. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed on endoscopy or upper G.I. Contrast study. Small hiatal hernias are typically completely asymptomatic. The hiatal hernia would not be associated with weight problems unless it prevented you from eating in which case you may have unplanned weight loss. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and a lump: Inguinal hernias typically cause pain or discomfort of varying levels. Left untreated, there is a low likelihood they will get worse. Fixing them requires a surgical procedure, which is also low risk, but has a failure rate of 1-10% depending on the surgeon and the technique. A laparoscopic repair by a surgeon experienced with the technique is probably best for bilateral hernia repair. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it likely that someone with an umbilical hernia (that's not visible or causing problems) will cause major problems in the future?
Possible: Overtly large umbilical hernias are less likely to get trapped with gut and strangulate, while not visible ones may and lead to vague symptoms of nausea/vomit and poorly localized pain. Suggest MD to discuss, assess and determine treatment plan depending on your symptoms and objective findings. Read more
I had a herniac surgery in 2007 & now in 2014 I came to know that I have hernia again. In my last surgery no mesh was used for repairing the problem & my size of herniac sac has increased since 2014, can masturbation be a possible cause for this increment
NO: Small percentage of hernias do recur > At 12 yr old only sac was removed, now repair of the weakened floor will be done, get it done as soon as possible to prevent complications Read more
Yes: If big enough can cause restriction on the respective lung. Read more
Possibly: In the case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, there is usually some degree of pulmonary hypoplasia (lung underdevelopment) which can lead to chronic pulmonary problems. In addition, there is some risk of hernia recurrence which would cause pulmonary problems from the abdominal organs herniating through the diaphragm into the chest and compressing the lung (s). Read more
I had a rather large hernia repair with mesh years ago and since then have developed a diastasis recti, will this cause me any problems?
I shaved my pubic just over 24 hours before a hernia surgery, I just found out it can cause problems, it been three day I had surgery I feel fine?
Don't worry: If you have had no problem, why worry over uncommon complications from the shaving? Read more
I have a medium hiatal hernia. The only problem it seems to cause me is globus. Ideas/tips for easing globus or for trying to correct/improve hernia?
Hiatal hernia: The hiatal hernia can be safely observed. If it ever becomes large (paraesophageal hernia), it will likely take 20 years or more, and is unlikely to happen. The globus sensation (something sticking in throat) is poorly understood, and not treatable, but also not dangerous. Try keeping a log of what makes it worse, and avoid those food items. Hope this helps! Read more
Can excess masturbation damage hernia repair? Or cause recurrence? Or any type of sexual problem?
Excessive: Excessive anything can traumatized tissues so, yes, if course. Read more
No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am having umbilical hernia repair mesh this monday. Plan to have baby after waiting six months. Can mesh cause problem for the baby..
Should be fine: It will almost certainly be fine. I have seen women get pregnant after mesh ventral and umbilical hernia repair with a couple different techniques and mesh and they were fine. Both mother and baby. You will want to get the operative report and discuss with your OB however in the event you need a c-section. A smaller mesh done with the open technique may be bwtter for this. Hope this helps! Read more
I have had an abdominal hernia mesh repair can lifying weight cause a diverification recti will physiotherapy help or cause more problems?
Unclear?: Not sure what your question is, but in general, you're activity level should be based on pain and discomfort, not the fact that you had a hernia repair or a diastasis recti. By the way, the diastasis will not get better with exercise. The exercise will however probably make you feel better. Hope this helps! Read more
Maybe: A groin or inguinal hernia could cause some local pressure sensation or a feeling that you would need to urinate more frequently. If the hernia is large, rarely the urinary bladder could partially be in the hernia. Most likely it could just be a local sensation of mild irritation from the hernia. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. Typically pain: Referred to the back will just cause back pain without radiation into the legs. There can be multiple reasons for that referred pain from the abdominal or pelvic region but pain in the back with radiation into the legs is most likely related to a primary spine issue like a disc problem. If symptoms warrant it, see your doctor or a physiatrist, neurologist, neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. Read more
Can having hernia repair surgery cause problems with the prostate? I had inguinal open/mesh surgery 2 months ago and now I have prostatitis.
If I was to become pregnant a month after hiatial hernia repair, would it be life threatening or cause problems? I don't plan on it I'm just curious.
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