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I am overweight and I was recently told I have a infraumbilical fat containing a ventral hernia. This was noted on a recent ct scan. What is it and sh?

I am overweight and I was recently told I have a infraumbilical fat containing a ventral hernia. This was noted on a recent ct scan. What is it and sh?

This is a hernia: This hernia contains fat, if it was only found on CT scan and you didn't know it was there do not worry about having it fixed, but observe it. Hernias may enlarge over time. Focus on diet but eating healthy, avoiding sugary and starchy foods. As your weight goes down you may be able to have the Hernia repaired one day. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Is a CT scan finding of 'fat containing inguinal hernias, left greater than right' significant? My gp didn't mention it.

Fat: Findings of fat on a ct scan may be a normal finding of a fatty "cord lipoma" that needs no treatment and is observed. Ct is not good for hernias unless they are larger. Need to have a corroborating physical examination to see if the ct scan findings are causing an internal lump or swelling at the site where hernias occur. ...Read more

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Can a fat containing bochdalek hernia cause pain in an adult? Can the hernia be larger than suspected on ct scan? Can ct miss organ entrapment?

Bochdalek hernias: Presenting in adulthood are relatively rare, and of those, it is relatively rare to have symptoms. But, symptoms such as pain can occur, and would depend on size and other factors. CT provides fairly exact measurements, although it is possible that physiologic factors could cause temporary size changes. CT will not miss organ entrapment. ...Read more

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What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia? That was on my CT scan, is it dangerous? My gyn doesn't seem to know whatbit is so I'm confused..

What is a small fat containing umbilical hernia? That was on my CT scan, is it dangerous? My gyn doesn't seem to know whatbit is so I'm confused..

Omenum: Sometimes the omentum (fat apron in the belly) get stuck in the belly button hernia, (umbilical) if you have pain or discomfort get it repaired just small piece of fat not dangerous, if bowel enters, yes it is dangerous, . ...Read more

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I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?

I'm 29. have just had a ct. Indicated I have a small umbilical hernia containing fat. Still having pain after two weeks. Should I talk to a surgeon?

Yes: If you are still having discomfort, you can see a General Surgeon for consultation to determine if the hernia is the cause of your pain and if/when surgery is recommended to fix the hernia. ...Read more

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Hi, my CT Scan which was done to look for any masses on my ovaries & adrenal glands found a moderate sized, fat containing umbilical hernia. What does?

See a surgeon: You need to see a surgeon to see if this needs to be left alone or operated on.
Generally, these are not left alone and are operated on in an elective manner. ...Read more

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I have a History (esophageal hiatal hernia 3 times). I now have a 11 mm diameter fat containing umbilical hernia (fr. A Cat-scan). Do I need surgery?

I have a History (esophageal hiatal hernia 3 times). I now have a 11 mm diameter fat containing umbilical hernia (fr. A Cat-scan). Do I need surgery?

Surgery: Surgery will be considered once the surgeon you will see. If your surgeon thinks you need surgery I would follow his advice.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Luq/mq pain, neg ct, surgeon appt, dd spigelian hernia r/t c/o's. 4/5/13 abd u/s it incr pain x 10 on left--tearful. Ur thoughts on why painful?

Luq/mq pain, neg ct, surgeon appt, dd spigelian hernia r/t c/o's. 4/5/13 abd u/s it incr pain x 10 on left--tearful. Ur thoughts on why painful?

Need FaceToFace Exam: If I understand your question, you had 10/10 pain during the ultrasound. Other than pressure from the transducer on your skin, it shouldn't cause pain. Typically, spigelian hernias are seen on ct scan and are located below the belly button (on either the l or r). I'm happy you're seeing a surgeon so that you can have a thorough evaluation to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Could a hernia in the abdominal be mistaken as fat? The black area? In a CT of abdomem-pelvis w/oral contrast.

Could a hernia in the abdominal be mistaken as fat? The black area? In a CT of abdomem-pelvis w/oral contrast.

Hernias are gaps: Since a hernia itself is a gap in muscle or sometimes in the middle of other tissues fat and other things like intestine can squeeze through this gap. Fat in a hernia defect is not dangerous but can cause pain. Even a small amount of trapped fat can cause pain. This is why ct scans do not always help in diagnosing hernias as there are many areas of naturally occurring fat that are around muscles. ...Read more

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Just had CT scan for my mcrc, lesions in liver, one in lung, hernia containing low density material, diffuse omental disease what is my prognosis?

Short term: I am sorry to hear of your metastatic colorectal cancer. You have metastatic disease and the ct scan shows omental disease. This would be a good time to get hospice involved. The doctor who ordered the tests will be able to review the findings. Bring a family member to help write down your questions and answers. Again I am sorry to hear about your disease. ...Read more

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Sml rt sd bochdalek hernia cont fat-nthng protrudng on ct. Pain& fullness mid+rt ribs esp post-pran. Choke feelng-rt neck. Cld hernia cause? Go 2 er?

Unrelated: The bochdalek hernia is not related to the other symptoms, and has likely been there since birth. These are fairly commonly found on ct scans, and are almost always a symptomatic. They can cause symptoms when bowel is protruding in tot he chest, and even then sometimes remain without symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Yes it could be: Henias regardless of size can cause the pain you describe. Strangulation, however, needs further physical examination to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would a ct scan detect a laparoscopic hernia? 1out4 of my incisions are painful. There is a bump like a bee sting under the red scar. No puss.

Would a ct scan detect a laparoscopic hernia? 1out4 of my incisions are painful. There is a bump like a bee sting under the red scar. No puss.

Call your surgeon: If you have recently had a laparoscopic her is repair of some sort, and have a red incision, you should be seen in your surgeon's office today. Call them first thing this morning. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I had a CT scan done searching for a hernia becausedown?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your asking, but ct scans can frequently miss hernias, or the radiologist may not mention it. If your seeing a surgeon, have them look at the images with you at your next visit. ...Read more

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Will a hernia definitely show on an ultrasound or a CT with contrast?

Will a hernia definitely show on an ultrasound or a CT with contrast?

Images of the body: Ultrasound, ct, and MRI are three different types of imaging procedures which allow the radiologist see what's going on in your body. Each modality has it's own strengths, weaknesses, and indications. The best use of each is guided by the radiologist. The radiologist interprets at the images and provides a report to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing symptoms of another hernia in my groin area and CT shows no hernia. Dr. Did feel some giving in that area. Can it still be?

I am experiencing symptoms of another hernia in my groin area and CT shows no hernia. Dr. Did feel some giving in that area. Can it still be?

Hernia with neg CT: Hi, I always tell my patients that the "body doesn't lie", you are having pain for a reason. Ct scan's can miss some hernias depending on location, size, type, quality of the imaging study and the radiology interpretation. Consider having a general surgeon examine you and persue this symptom until it has been identified. ...Read more

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Lower left ab discomfort for a year. Went away now back. Checked twice for hernia, CT with contrast, colon scope clear. Noticable when sitting only?

Lower left ab discomfort for a year. Went away now back. Checked twice for hernia, CT with contrast, colon scope clear. Noticable when sitting only?

Abdominal wall pain: These issues are always difficult to diagnose. My approach is to try and determine if the pain is in abdominal wall muscles or is it in an abdominal organ. Best approach would be have a pain specialist do an injection to numb the nerves that are in abdominal wall. If this eliminates the pain then no need to further work up an intrabdominal cause and can deal with abdominal wall causes. ...Read more

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Can you have a hernia with no bulging? If so, would it be revealed on a CT w contrast?

Depends: Small hernias my not show a visible bulge to the patient themself, but a physical examination with a doctor or general surgeon would feel the hernia bulge. A ct scan may or may not see a hernia, and small hernias would likely be difficult to see or not visible while lying down for a ct scan. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia be missed on CT scan?

Can hiatal hernia be missed on CT scan?

Yes: Especially if the ct scan was done for something else. An upper GI contrast study, often referred to as an esophagram is usually very good at making this diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have pain in my right scrotum and my tummy is flabby. Ct scan shows no hernia. What could be reason for pain in my scrotum?

I have pain in my right scrotum and my tummy is flabby. Ct scan shows no hernia. What could be reason for pain in my scrotum?

Sports hernia?: A "sports hernia" is not a true hernia but laxity of the abdominal wall. Your discomfort may be due to irritation of the ilio-inguinal or genitofemoral nerves which reside in the lower abdominal wall and are at risk with weak abdominal wall musculature. An examination will help decide if this is what you have. Treatment is rest and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Receivrd letter in mail saying iin the CT they found a vertical disk hernia should I be worried? It says to return to er

May: Explain back symptoms. The er wants to explain the MRI results to you and give advice on followup. This is a normal sequence of events when disk disease is seen on mri. ...Read more

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Had femorial hernia 12mo ago having same pain as before repair CT scan shows no recurring hernia will trigger point injection help or is it new hernia?

Had femorial hernia 12mo ago having same pain as before repair CT scan shows no recurring hernia will trigger point injection help or is it new hernia?

Femoral hernia: A recurrent femoral hernia will be hard to diagnose. The negative ct scan is reassuring, but not a guarantee. You can try the injection. An ultrasound might also be helpful. Observation and follow up with your doc will be most important. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect recurrence of a femoral hernia?

Can a CT scan detect recurrence of a femoral hernia?

Yes: But not always. A ct scan is not a dynamic study and will not always show hernia defects unless there is something herniating through it. A better study is an ultrasound, which is done both standing and recumbent, and with maneuvers to increase intra-abdominal pressure. Additionally, evaluation by a surgeon would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Why do I need to get a CT scan for abdominal hernia?

Depends: Not all patients with hernias need a ct scan. I do not know your specific situation. It depends on where the hernia may be located, whether the hernia is related to previous surgery or a recurrent hernia. If the surgeon needs to see more details for surgery planning, the ct scan would then be helpful. ...Read more

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L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if I had one? Or would I need a different test?

L teste pain radiates to llq. Had CT r/o kidney stones. Would that have seen a hernia if I had one? Or would I need a different test?

Maybe: There are several things that can cause testicular pain, other than hernias. The ct may not have been shot low enough in the pelvis to show an inguinal hernia. With your other symptoms, it would be best for you to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Would a hiatal hernia show up in CT scan or hida scan?

CT scan: A hiatal hernia is a hernia or enlarged opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus comes through into the abdominal cavity. It can be seen on endoscopy, some xrays, and ct scans. A hida scan is a function test of the gall bladder and it will not show a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible tumors or hernias or anything at all. A CT scan or mri?

Depends on: Anatomical location of investigation, and the type of tumor. Sometimes you need both. And these scans tell you about anatomical abnormalities, nothing about function. ...Read more

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