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Can You See A Obturator Hernia During A Colonoscopy
Had lap surgery possible obturator hernia. GS and OBGYN found hole with ovary trap'd in it. How is this fixed. Doctors never seen this before. please help?
Obturator foramen: This is a rare hernia usually found in elderly females. Your are 45 so you are not elderly. The obturator foramen is a hole in your pelvis. It allows structures like the obturator nerve to pass through this area. Intestines and ovaries can be trapped in this area. The correction requires removing the trapped tissue and patching the area to prevent more things getting trapped in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: This would be an unusual practice but it is possible. The main problem would be scheduling to different physicians schedules. As well, this would likely add cost, as the cost of operating room time is significantly more than the cost of outpatient GI procedure room time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernias development : Colonoscopy injects a lot of air into the colon and increases intravenous-abdominal pressure. If you have a hernia, the increased pressure will cause a pre-existent hernia to protrude. You should see a surgeon to have it repaired. The hernia has probably been there for awhile and protruded after to increase in abdominal pressure. ...Read more
No: The colonoscopy only can see the inside of your colon. Think of it as being able to look inside of a hose. It is not able to look inside your abdomen. Think of a hose that is in a container. By looking inside the hose, you do not see what the outside of the hose looks like as it sits inside the container. ...Read more
Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a colonoscopy be safely carried out on me even though I have a ventral hernia or should the hernia be repaired prior to having the colonoscopy?
Have bilateral small inguinal & obturator hernias.Most pain on left side & little sometimes on right. Should I only repair the ones on the left side?
Herniae: If you trust a surgeon to operate on you and I would leave it up to him as to whether both sides should be done ...Read more