Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can Abdominal Hernia Cause Back Pain

Share
1

1
Can an abdominal hernia cause internal bleeding?

Can an abdominal hernia cause internal bleeding?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,740 Doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


2

2
I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am I still be able to go back to the gym?

I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am I still be able to go back to the gym?

Enjoy the gym: Hernia repair should be well-healed after one month. If there is pain at or under the incision, see your surgeon. Otherwise, enjoy your workout. ...Read more

3

3
I have had an abdominal hernia mesh repair can lifying weight cause a diverification recti will physiotherapy help or cause more problems?

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

4

4
Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible.
Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

5

5
Doing crunches caused upper abdominal hernia, help?

Doing crunches caused upper abdominal hernia, help?

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

6

6
Can an abdominal hernia rupture by pushing it back in?

Can an abdominal hernia rupture by pushing it back in?

Stuck hernia?: It will usually not ruptue. If it hurts and there is reddness around the area do not try to push it back in because the there might be bowel stuck and it can be damaged. So best thing to do is go to an emergency room if a hernia gets "stuck". ...Read more

7

7
Is feeling pressure under the rib cage possibly caused by an abdominal hernia?

Is feeling pressure under the rib cage possibly caused by an abdominal hernia?

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

8

8
Can an abdominal hernia be dangerous? Does it cause any pain? Patient has esld as well.

Can an abdominal hernia be dangerous? Does it cause any pain? Patient has esld as well.

It's Complicated: End-stage liver disease is often accompanied by ascites, which is a bad combination with hernias. Surgery is reserved for the rare hernia where the risk of not fixing it is higher than the high risk of surgery (incarcerated hernias, severe pain). ...Read more

9

9
Can an abdominal hernia cause diarrhea after eating?

Can an abdominal hernia cause diarrhea after eating?

No: No your diarrhea has different etiology, eat yogurt, and banana, if persisted see your doctor ...Read more

10

10
Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?

No unlikely: Long term use of steroid s (Prednisone) will have several side effects on body, weight gain fat distribution, muscle weakness (myopathy) if have tendency for one, or a pre existent hernia will get one, other wise will not get hernia. ...Read more

11

11
Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

YES: However, greenish colored stool may be due to bile, or infection in the digestive tract and may be related to diet and digested foods. I suggest an examination. ...Read more

12

12
Can abdominal pain (upper, middle, lnavel) and mid-back pain point to something more sinister at 22? Current diagnosis: gastritis, hiatal hernia, flat back

Can abdominal pain (upper, middle, lnavel) and mid-back pain point to something more sinister at 22? Current diagnosis: gastritis, hiatal hernia, flat back

Other choices: Beyond the choices you describe one would consider problems with the gallbladder, your pancreas, other parts of the intestine, these are diagnoses you can discuss with your physician ...Read more

13

13
Could you help me? I have lower abdominal. Lower back pain. Swelling and numbness lower back, hernia right side groin, weakness and cold sweat

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

16

16
What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

Operate: The only way to definitively "cure" or repair a hernia is a surgical procedure. You could limit activity that causes symptoms, or use a variety of available support garments to help alleviate discomfort, but those things won't actually repair the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

17

17
Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Pain and Bulge: Typical symptoms of a hernia are pain or discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that is more pronounced with coughing, andaybbe even disappear when lying down. If your concerned, see your promary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

18

18
For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

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

19

19
What is the chance of an abdominal hernia after surgery?

What is the chance of an abdominal hernia after surgery?

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

20

20
How to treat abdominal hernia without surgery?

None: The only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. Support garments of various types may give some symptom relief, but do nothing for the underlying cause of the symptoms, and do nothing to prevent it from getting worse. See a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

21

21
Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

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

22

22
Please help! What is the treatment for an abdominal hernia?

Assuming you: Are talking about external hernia, usual recommendation is surgical repair. Consult a surgeon, because recommendation will vary according to size and location of your hernia. ...Read more

23

23
What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

Hernia: Well, they can range from being completely asymptomatic to causing things like a bulge, pain, swelling, redness, nausea, vomiting, intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

24

24
Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

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

25

25
It's good and healthy to undergo surgery of abdominal hernia for an eighty three year old woman?

It's good and healthy to undergo surgery of abdominal hernia for an eighty three year old woman?

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

26

26
Can I still drink liqour even if I have abdominal hernia? And after the surgery, is not necessary too?

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

27

27
I have had five abdominal hernia repairs in the past five years. I am still having chronic pain. How can I make this stop?

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

28

28
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.

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

30

30
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?

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

Dr. David Earle
1,450 Doctors shared insights

Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
3,456 Doctors shared insights

Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more