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Can all hernias need to be surgically repaired?

Can all hernias need to be surgically repaired?

If you have: Symptoms, yes. If not, watchful waiting is safe as long as you don't have any symptoms. Show it to your surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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How many people die each year having hernia repairs?

How many people die each year having hernia repairs?

Almost: Zero. Unless the surgery is being performed due to some type or emergency or bowel strangulation, or if there are multiple underlying severe medical problems, the risk to one's life for hernia surgery would be near zero risk. Ask your own surgeon & anesthesiologist your risk category. ...Read more

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Could I have my hernia repaired? If so, where do I go?

Could I have my hernia repaired? If so, where do I go?

Hernia Repair: General surgeons perform hernia repairs. Look for a general surgeon in your area and schedule an appointment to see him/her. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my hernia was repaired using that mesh patch?

How likely is it that my hernia was repaired using that mesh patch?

Very likely: Unless it was done before 1990's or it was a small umbilical hernia then most likely you have a mesh implanted. If you had an inguinal hernia repaired then it is almost 100% mesh repair. Kids are almost never repaired with mesh. ...Read more

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Why are some hernias described as being complex? How challenging are they to repair?

Why are some hernias described as being complex?  How challenging are they to repair?

Due to associated: Problems , obesity , multiple systemic diseases , draining fistulas due to intestines eroding through grafts , lacking tissue planes for to free the bowel , lack of fascia to repair , lack of suitable material in presence of infection.And on challenging but gratifying if succeeds with out getting additional implications ...Read more

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Could a young woman bare children after having three (different) hernias repaired without mesh?

Hernia reapir: is not related to the ability to become pregnant. Pregnancy could stretch out or cause a hernia recurrence in some. Ask your Obstetrician your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent hernias that mesh does not stay in place. Are there any ithers ways to repair hernias instead of mesh?

What causes recurrent hernias that mesh does not stay in place. Are there any ithers ways to repair hernias instead of mesh?

Recurrent hernias: The incidence of hernia recurrence is dependent on the size and type of hernia, patient factors such as obesity, and the method of repair. The use of mesh has significantly reduced the rate of recurrence, but it is not perfect. When a hernia does recur it is not due to the mesh moving as much as persistence of the same factors which caused the hernia, leading to a "blow-out" ...Read more

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I had my hernia repaired on feb.4 everything looks fine but my left side looks indented if i move in a certain position it is extremely painful.Why?

I had my hernia repaired on feb.4 everything looks fine but my left side looks indented if i move in a certain position it is extremely painful.Why?

Sutures: Likley it has to do with the sutures and the closure. It takes several months for these to heal. I would wait this out before jumping in to repair or do anything. Hernia surgery is known for a painful recovery. All of this should improve over time. If it doens't speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How does one heal faster from a hernia op. I was given a net and i had three different hernia repairs and im a ex body builder. Pls can you help me.

How does one heal faster from a hernia op. I was given a net and i had three different hernia repairs and im a ex body builder. Pls can you help me.

Complex: It depends in the location of the hernia repairs, and techniques for repair. Also, whether or not it was one or multiple sites. Regardless of the site, the body will heal at its own rate after repair. The typical range for recovery without complications is 1-12 weeks. Too many variables to narrow it down for your case with info given. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more

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