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Can Abdominal Hernia Cause Back Pain
Not directly: The most common type of hernia (in the groin) would not cause intestinal bleeding unless the intestine were strangled in the hernia -- and this would cause many more problems than simple bleeding. Hiatal herniae can facilitate acid refluxing into the esophagus which may lead to ulcers or erosions which may case esophageal bleeding, but not usually intestinal. Why do you ask? ...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
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and I'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Possible, but...: Anything is possible, but usually only large abdominal or hiatal hernias cause symptoms in chest wall. You doctor should be able to help. ...Read more
No: No your diarrhea has different etiology, eat yogurt, and banana, if persisted see your doctor ...Read more
Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?
Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?
Can abdominal pain (upper, middle, lnavel) and mid-back pain point to something more sinister at 22? Current diagnosis: gastritis, hiatal hernia, flat back
Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
It won't: A hernia is essentially a hole in the muscle layer if the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal contents can protrude. This by itself does not have any impact on weight gain. If there is intestine trapped in it and causing pain made worse by eating, it can be associated with weight loss however. ...Read more
Common: The incidence of incisional hernias is quite variable depending upon the operation (midline incisions have the highest risk) and the health of the patient. Factors that increase the risk include obesity, smoking, wound infections, malnutrition, heavy lifting, etc. Following a midline incision, hernia rates have been published as low as 5% and as high as 20% incidence. ...Read more
Yes: You should base your decision to travel with the hernia on the presence, frequency and severity of symptoms. The worse it is, the less likely you should travel. Also, longstanding hernias give you a history to reflect on, whereas newly developed hernias are more unknown. You also have to consider the method of and distance of travel, and what the healthcare system is like where you are going. ...Read more
Incarcerated Hernia: Hernias can cause bowel obstructions if a loop of intestine is "incarcerated" (stuck) within the hernia. In its most extreme form, it is associated w/vomiting & bloating--this is a surgical emergency. While the constipation may be unrelated, we have to assume it is until proven otherwise--please seek out surgical evaluation as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what the goals of the operation are. I would consider the problem the hernia is causing, and the likelihood it will get worse vs. The risks of operation and likelihood of success. It is also important I consider there may be a variety if techniques to choose from, some more invasive that others. While age is a consideration, it is only one factor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can I still drink liqour even if I have abdominal hernia? And after the surgery, is not necessary too?
Hernia and liquor:
Alcohol does not affect hernia immediatly, but alcohol is very high in nonnutritious calories and can make u gain a lot of belly fat and obesity which can make any hernia worse.
Do not drink alcohol after surgery because it may interact with your post op medications and anesthesisa medications that can stay in the body a few dayus after the suegery. ...Read more
I have had five abdominal hernia repairs in the past five years. I am still having chronic pain. How can I make this stop?
Tough problem.: Chronic groin pain can be difficult to deal with with it without previous hernia repair. Requires a detailed history, exam, MRI, and maybe other diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures. You can find a surgeon interested in hernia repair at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have huge abdominal hernia, lots of pain and nauseas should I still be working. I m a teacher. Only comfortable position is laying down in bed.
Reconstruction: Sounds like you may need reconstructive surgery to restore your abdominal wall to a more normal state. This is best done by a team with experience in complex abdominal wall reconstruction - this is not "simple" hernia surgery. You can look at the americas hernia society website to find surgeons interested in hernia repair. ...Read more
I have been told not to try and build a six pack after abdominal hernia mesh repair surgery, however am keen to take up ju jitsu, is this ok??
I got operated abdominal hernia on 18 may 2012 (10 stitches and putting mesh). I get little pain occasionally. .. Especially after sex. Is it ok?
Yes: As long as the pain is not progressive or disabling, you should be just fine. Check with your surgeon to find out more. ...Read more
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