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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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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

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Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation. Could they be related? What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation.  Could they be related?  What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the hernia is causing constipation. If there is a hernia, and there is a question, he should have an evaluation by a general surgeon. Many diets for constipation, but the first step is to make sure he is well hydrated - 8 glasses of water per day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I suspect i may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

I suspect i may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

Abdomen Pain Hernia?: Usually a hernia presents with pain ; a bulge more in the inguinal/groin area rather than the lower abdominal although constipation diarrhea ;bloating may be present in large, obvious hernias, in the absence of a bulge consistent with a definite hernia, such symptoms are more consistent with a gastrointestinal problem. An evaluation by your physician or a gastroenterologist is in order to begin. ...Read more

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Could I have a hiatal hernia? I had my appendix out in april. Ever since, i've been dealing with constipation. Only going 1 time per week. Feels like something is stuck in the center of my abdomen between xiphoid process and umbilical area. There's a cons

Could I have a hiatal hernia? I had my appendix out in april. Ever since, i've been dealing with constipation. Only going 1 time per week. Feels like something is stuck in the center of my abdomen between xiphoid process and umbilical area. There's a cons

Abdominal pain: The type of pain you are describing is not very typical for a hiatal hernia. You may be having problems due to uncoordinated motility of your G.I. Tract. This however usually resolved within a couple of weeks at most. If the pain is near an area where there was an incision, there could be a hernia. You should follow up with your primary care doctor for a physical exam and potentially with the surgeon that did the appendectomy for an exam as well. ...Read more

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Slight pain in side and while conspition muscles movement aslo felt what is this abdominal hernia or appendix?

Slight pain in side and while conspition  muscles movement aslo felt what is this abdominal hernia or appendix?

Mostly not: pain while you are using a specific muscle to move your bowel is not unusual unless you see a bulge in the groin or around the umbilical area is not a hernia and the appendix pain is completely differeny ot will make you very sick with fever and it is well localized avoid constipation drink a lot of water avoid soda and pop and caffeine and energy drink drink water and natural juices eat prune ...Read more

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How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

Possible: Large inguinal hernias ( sliding I H ) may cause constipation as colon enters or becomes part of the wall , most of the common small hernias will not cause. If you have one get it repaired to prevent serious complications ...Read more

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For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?

For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx?
How is relief provided?  What foods can be eaten and avoided?

Hernia not the cause: Hernias don't cause constipation. If you have a hernia, and it's causing pain with bowel movements due to a large size, you should have it looked at soon by a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. https://americanherniasociety.org/ Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constipation?

Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a hernia effect your bowel movements or cause constipation?

Might it be possible that a a hernia effect your bowel movements or cause constipation?

Yes, and if it: Does, it means you are probably having intermittent intestinal obstruction, a complication of a hernia. You should tell your surgeon about this and get your hernia repaired as soon as possible. ...Read more

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It is 3mon post csection.i have severe constipation.does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open.what should I avoid?

It is 3mon post csection.i have severe constipation.does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open.what should I avoid?

Very Little: Three months is the standard time for complete healing of most abdominal wall incisions (time to reach >90% of preoperative strength). Infection and re-operation through the same incision affect the healing time adversely, Diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and obesity also impair the normal wound healing process. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?

Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?

Inguinal hernia: Anything which causes increased abdominal pressure probably can force the intestine through a weakened inguinal canal and cause a hernia. Older age, male sex, caucasian race, chronic cough, chronic constipation, abdominal wall injury, smoking and family history are all risk factors for hernia development. There is no association of a hernia with urination. ...Read more

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18 yo competitive tennis male; 1 yr of stomach pain near navel; 3 random cases of vomiting. Occas. constipation; also low back pain. Next steps.....?

18 yo competitive tennis male; 1 yr of stomach pain near navel; 3 random cases of vomiting. Occas. constipation; also low back pain. Next steps.....?

Abd. Pain etc: Your combination of symptoms requires an exam by your physician. Generally peri umbilical pain by itself is benign. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Umbilical hernias : Can be of several sizes.They can either have a piece of fat within it or a piece of small or large bowel.Attimes they can get incarcerated -meaning u can't push em back in-causing symptoms of bowel obstruction.Im not sure if by movement you are referring to the peristaltic activity inside the abdomen.It typically gives the gurgling sounds.Stuff shouldnt be moving around inside the abdomen otherwise. ...Read more

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