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What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed. Underlying causes for uh?

What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed. Underlying causes for uh?

Umbilical hernia: In adults, if there is too much pressure on the abdominal wall, fatty tissue or a part of the bowel can poke through a weak part of the abdominal muscle, resulting in an umbilical hernia. Doing sit ups could certainly contribute to its development in someone with anatomical risks such as a weak area in the abdominal wall. Obesity, persistent cough, or heavy lifting can increase the risk. ...Read more

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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 a child get a hernia from doing sit ups or push ups?

Can a child get a hernia from doing sit ups or push ups?

Usually not: Hernias occur frequently, more often in males. Hernias can form at birth. Exercises and activities may make a hernia condition more noticeable with swelling or discomfort, but exercise itself does not likely cause a hernia to form. ...Read more

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Can you still strength train with an abdominal hernia and can u still do sit-ups.

Can you still strength train with an abdominal hernia and can u still do sit-ups.

As tolerated: Your activity level should be based on pain and discomfort caused by the hernia. This is also the general instructions for after a hernia is repaired surgically. There are a wide variety of abdominal hernias ranging from relatively "simple" to highly complex. Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation in order to make an informed decision. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as ab exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has 1mm hernia in lower right abdomen from appendectomy. Can he do sit-ups/other ab exercises or will it make it worse?

Boyfriend has 1mm hernia in lower right abdomen from appendectomy. Can he do sit-ups/other ab exercises or will it make it worse?

No strenuous activit: An incisional hernia needs to be repaired. Strenuous activity and exercise can worsen the problem. It can cause bowel to protrude through the hernia defect and get stuck. This then converts the problem into an emergency. He needs to see his doctor/surgeon in order to get it repaired. ...Read more

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Pain at top of abdomen and under ribs. Doc said costrochondritis but could it be hiatal hernia? Sore after sit-ups and golf

Pain at top of abdomen and under ribs. Doc said costrochondritis but could it be hiatal hernia? Sore after sit-ups and golf

Musculoskeletal: If it is activity related more likely to be musculoskeletal like costochondritis. Hiatal hernia usually results more in heartburn type pain. Either way if its not improving u may need additional testinsg ...Read more

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What exercises can cause hernia?

What exercises can cause hernia?

Exercising ; Hernias: Exercising does not usually cause hernias. Rather, exercising may cause previously asymptomatic hernias to become progressively larger and/or more symptomatic. Aerobic and cardiovascular type exercises have minimal effect. However strength and resistance exercises that increase pressure within the abdomen will cause hernias to generally enlarge and become progressively more symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can hernia cause death if not operated?

Can hernia cause death if not operated?

If there is a: hernia that contains a loop of bowel that becomes strangulated - then death could be possible (esp if untreated). But, garden variety hernias don't usually cause death. Please see doctor if you believe you have a hernia. Take care. ...Read more

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I have HiAtius hernia, what symptoms can this cause?

I have HiAtius hernia, what symptoms can this cause?

Usually no symptoms: If it is sliding type of hiatal hernia with no GERD, but also depends on size and chronicity. ...Read more

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Can cough cause hernia?

Can cough cause hernia?

Yes: Chronic cough, as in smokers or those with longstanding lung disease, famously places a person at additional risk for hernia. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Sort of: These two entities are related, especially in pediatric cases. Incomplete closure of the tunica vaginalis as the testis descends down to the scrotum can be the cause for both hydrocele and hernia. One does not cause the other. That said, hydroceles have been known to occur after hernia repair. This is felt to be related to restriction of the cord lymphatics after herniorrhaphy. ...Read more

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Can an unchecked hernia cause borborygmi?

Can an unchecked hernia cause borborygmi?

Could: Borborygmi (loud gurgling) can occur from lots of causes, including partial obstruction, which could be seen with a hernia. ...Read more

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Can hernia sergury cause death? If so how?

Can hernia sergury cause death? If so how?

Yes, but rare: Any invasive procedure can cause problems with anesthesia, the procedure itself, or infection. Allergic reaction to a medication, abnormal bleeding that becomes severe, infection with a very aggressive organism are all rare but do happen. Technical problems with the hernia repair are more likely in high risk patients due to advanced age, diabetes, chronic illness, prior repair, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of ventral hernias?

Congenital/BornWith: A ventral hernia is a defect in the musculature of the front of the abdominal wall. This occurs most commonly at the belly button, arising from a defect that many people are born with. Ventral hernias are also common after prior abdominal surgery--these are called incisional hernias. Regardless of its origin, these will occur more commonly after heavy lifting, obesity, etc. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause cancer?

Can a hernia cause cancer?

No, but..: If you mean hiatal hernia (stomach pops up into chest): can increase backflow of stomach contents, which can increase esophagitis, which can cause pre-cancerous changes (barrett's esophagus), which can sometimes cause cancer, then yes, indirectly, and on occasion, hernias can cause cancer.
Otherwise things like inguinal (groin) hernias do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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What causes groin hernias?

What causes groin hernias?

No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining. ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm: There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more

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What causes a hiatal hernia?

What causes a hiatal hernia?

Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Does hernia cause migrane?

Does hernia cause migrane?

No relation: Hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall. It is located where the spermatic cord travels or the round ligament in females. People can get direct or indirect hernias. There isn't a relationship between migraines and hernia. Doctors looked at the relationship between migraine headaches and patent foramen ovale but did not find a positive relationship with closure of pfo. ...Read more

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What causes inguinal hernias?

What causes inguinal hernias?

Congenital/acquired: The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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What causes diaphragmatic hernia?

What causes diaphragmatic hernia?

Lack of development: Poor or incomplete development of the pluroperitoneal membrane which forms the diaphragm muscle. ...Read more

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What causes a diaphragmatic hernia?

What causes a diaphragmatic hernia?

Birth defect: It is a failure of the tissue that will form the diaphragm musle to fuse in the midline and separate the abdominal compartment from the chest compartment. ...Read more

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Can hernia cause blood in the urine?

Can hernia cause blood in the urine?

No hernia does not: Blood in urine can be gross (visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematuria
gross hematuria can vary in colour from pink to bright red. Gross hematuria usually present to the doctor as a complaint, but mocroscopic is seen in urune test.
Causes are infections, stones, tumours, bodys clotting system or blood thinner drugs. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause blood in the urine?

Can a hernia cause blood in the urine?

No it does not: Blood in urine can be gross (visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematuria
gross hematuria can vary in colour from pink to bright red. Gross hematuria usually present to the doctor as a complaint, but mocroscopic is seen in urune test.
Causes are infections, stones, tumours, bodys clotting system or blood thinner drugs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of umbilical hernia?

What are the causes of umbilical hernia?

Multiple: The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The classic examples are preganant women and obese people. Lack of exercise and abdominal wall atrophy is another cause. Previous incisions around the umbilicus can result in umbilical hernias as well. ...Read more

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Doea a hernia cause blood in your urine?

Doea a hernia cause blood in your urine?

Blood from hernia: If you have a hernia without problems then it is unlikely to be from hernia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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Does ventral hernia usually cause many symptoms?

No.: Ventral hernias encompass a broad range of hernias of the front of the abdominal wall, including umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, and incisional hernias. Symptoms are primarily related to the size of the hole in the abdominal wall and what, if anything, is getting 'stuck' in them. While not all of these require repair, this determination is best made by a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Can vp shunts cause hernias? How does it happen?

Can vp shunts cause hernias? How does it happen?

Rare: Peritoneal end of vp shunt is instead through a small incision, cathetor is closed water tight, unlikely to get a hernia, but possible due to poor healing, weak abdominal wall, and associated diseases. ...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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Can hernias be caused by strenuous sexual activity?

Yes, hernia: Can result from any strenuous activity or acute injury or repeated injuries to same area. ...Read more

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Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

Wat else can cause pain in the groin apart from hernia?

Injury, etc: Most younger men with groin pain have an injury, usually to the same structures that hurt when a hernia forms. Sporting activity can cause such pains (eg groin pulls etc) and the term "sports hernia" which some believe is more sports injury than hernia, can be made better by hernia-type procedures. The groin also contains lymph nodes, nerves, veins etc. An ultrasound and physical exam can help. ...Read more

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Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Can a groin tear or hernia cause urinarary pain or complacations?

Mild, if any.: The bladder and the groin are in close proximity to one another. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a patient with a hernia to describe discomfort when urinating, especially if their bladder is full; however this is more of an awareness then a pain. Very rarely, a portion of the bladder can enter into the hernia sac. Groin tears rarely cause any urinary symptoms, if ever. ...Read more

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Might doing crunches with additional weight cause a hiatus hernia?

Might doing crunches with additional weight cause a hiatus hernia?

Don't think so: It may exacerbate an existing weakness at the hiatus but I don't think it would "cause" it. A severe and sudden force, however, can cause traumatic hernias (car accident). ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a hiatus hernia cause breathing difficulties?

It'd be possible that a hiatus hernia cause breathing difficulties?

Possibly: A hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties in a couple different ways. One, if it is very large enough of the stomach can get into the chest that it takes up space the lungs would normally occupy. Two, if the reflux associated with the hrenia is bad enough it can reflux into your airway and cause problems with bresthing ...Read more

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I have been gaining wt since I got an umbilical hernia. Can it cause wt gain?

I have been gaining wt since I got an umbilical hernia. Can it cause wt gain?

No: The most common cause of gaining weight is eating more calories. Hernias, without question, don't cause weight gain. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more