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Hernia And Psychological Problems
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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?
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