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Causes Of Ventral Hernia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.
See the surgeon: When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will exercise cause current hernia to get larger... New one formed 6 mos.Post op ventral hernia mesh repair 8x13.Wgt loss of 65lbs past year.Active!
Ventral hernia what or how this can happen? GM states its cause of old age not work related. I do physical labor with heavy lifting, no pain just lump
Hernia: A hernia is a weakness in the fibers that holds a person together. Hernias are common around the umbilicus (belly button), groins, and sometimes in the upper midline of the abdomen. Hernias can just occur for no specific reason. See a surgeon to find out if surgery is indicated. ...Read more
Had ventral hernia repair 2/14/13. Recent upper resp. Infection w/ cough has caused 2 more hernias to form from lap.Incision sites. Sugg.?
Hernia recurrence: Whether the hernia is a recurrence at the original site, or new hernias from laparoscopic incisions, it sounds like you will need to have then repaired. It is unfortunate, but straining, lifting, & coughing can all cause hernias to form or recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 4 months post mesh ventral hernia repair and now my abdomen gets hard on my left side and causes pain in my left rib cage. Is this normal?
I have inguinal and ventral hernia. I'm experiencing a lot of pain, and lately, I've noticed red blood in my stool. Can this be caused by hernia?
Doubtful: It is possible, but very unlikely the blood in the stool is caused by one of the hernias. Best to get this checked out by your primary care doc. You are of the age you should have a screening colonoscopy as well. With multiple hernias, see a general surgeon with interest in hernia repair for a consultation, which you can find on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible, but rare: Although death from a ventral hernia is rare, they can cause significant discomfort, enlarge, and cause life threatening problems that require emergency surgery, which is usually successful at saving the life, but not always so for repairing the hernia. See a surgeon interested in hernia repair for a more complete evaluation. Find one on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: ventral hernia's are very frequently repaired. To approaches are open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Larger repairs, greater than 1 cm are repaired using mash. Smaller hernias are repaired primarily with suture. Most repair only if symptomatic meaning pain or discomfort. There is a small risk of bowel incarceration or strangulation which presents with escalating pain and a non-reducible lump. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lump, pain: A ventral hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall muscle that allows abdominal organs to protrude causing a lump or mass. If these organs are squeezed or trapped in the defect then pain can ensue. Pain is relieved by reducing the hernia contents or laying down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers