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Do hernias need to be operated o ?

Do hernias need to be operated o ?

Most do: Most hernias should be repaired if the patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. If the hernia is not causing you a problem now rest assured that it will given time. ...Read more

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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


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Is it possible to operate on a bilateral hydrocele hernia in laparoscopy?

Is it possible to operate on a bilateral hydrocele hernia in laparoscopy?

Depends: If the hydrocele is connected to the hernia and the entire hernia sac is able to be reduced (pulled into abdomen), which is difficult btw, then yes. Usually hydroceles require separate incision and excision of the lining. ...Read more

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If you are running a fever will they operate on you I am having a hernia repair and my fever is 99.7

If you are running a fever will they operate on you I am having a hernia repair and my fever is 99.7

Fevers : Fevers generally indicate an infective process somewhere in the body, many times in the upper airway. If elective surgery is performed in the face of an infection it may compromise healing and, if the fever is due to an upper respiratory tract infection, it can complicate the anesthesia which puts you at greater risk of a life threatening complication. A temperature of 99.7 is a low grade fever, and after evaluation by the general surgeon and anesthesiologist, it may be determined to allow the surgery to proceed. ...Read more

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Will they operate on you if you are running a fever I am having a hernia repair but I am running a fever of 99.7.

Will they operate on you if you are running a fever I am having a hernia repair but I am running a fever of 99.7.

Fevers : Fevers generally indicate an infective process somewhere in the body, many times in the upper airway. If elective surgery is performed in the face of an infection it may compromise healing and if the fever is due to an upper respiratory tract infection is can complicate the anesthesia which could put you at greater risk. A temperature of 99.7 is a low grade fever, and after evaluation by the general surgeon and anesthesiologist, it may be determined to allow the surgery to proceed. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old before 8 month i operation the ignual hernia it is 3-4 years then i operate this it is effect on my penis size?

I am 22 years old before 8 month i operation  the ignual hernia it is 3-4 years then i operate this  it is effect on my penis size?

No: Operations for inguinal hernia repair have no effect on penis size unless there is a tragic complication. There is no reliable way to change your penis size for better or worse. The most common cause of perceived change in penis size is weight gain or loss. For each 10lb fat gain your penis can appear to be 1/2 inch shorter. For each 10lb loss you can gain an apparent 1/2 inch. ...Read more

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I have inguinal hernia from past 5 years, how important is to operate or not to operate? I don't have any problem in my day to day activities.

I have inguinal hernia from past 5 years, how important is to operate or not to operate?
I don't have any problem in my day to day activities.

Not urgent : With a hernia, we worry about the possibility of a loop of bowel becoming stuck, causing an obstruction or gangrene. This is unpredictable but when it happens it requires an emergency operation. We therefore like to repair hernias electively, with an outpatient operation and lower risk of complications. ...Read more

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Can you play hockey with an inguinal hernia if you decide not to operate?

Can you play hockey with an inguinal  hernia if you decide not to operate?

Your risk tolerance: If you opt out of a recommended treatment, the rest of your life is at your discretion. The risk is if the hernia is "out" (bulge present), then area gets impacted/strained causing swelling or change that prevents return, is a risk it can become "strangulated" and pose a surgical emergency. Not a huge risk if use hockey gear/pads, but still possible. ...Read more

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18 march 2014 my doctor operate hernia below the abdomen near groin. After my surgery within 5 week i found stretch in balls and bladder.Give me tips.

18 march 2014 my doctor operate hernia below the abdomen near groin. After my surgery within 5 week i found stretch in balls and bladder.Give me tips.

Unclear: Not sure what you mean by stretch. If this refers to a bulge, it could be a fluid collection (seroma), or a recurrent hernia. Best to see the surgeon for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am about 350 pounds and have a small pariumblical hernia per the CT scan with nausea symptoms and tightness. Surgeon won't operate due to weight.

I am about 350 pounds and have a small pariumblical hernia per the CT scan with nausea symptoms and tightness.  Surgeon won't operate due to weight.

Maybe unrelated: Sounds like your symptoms are not related to the hernia. Your weight doesake the operation more risky, and if it will be unlikely to meet your goal of feeling better, it sounds appropriate to wait. If your goal was preventing the hernia from getting worse, it could be repaired. Your weight alone however is far more if a risk for premature death than your hernia ever will be. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have pink eye in both eyes. I am on day 9 of oral and eye drop antibiotics. I have hernia surgery in 2days. Will my dr. Still operate?

I have pink eye in both eyes. I am on day 9 of oral and eye drop antibiotics.  I have hernia surgery in 2days. Will my dr. Still operate?

Speak to surgeon: Hernia repair is a low risk risk out patient sugary , if you have not symptoms from hernia like incarceration most likely your surgeon will reschedule the procedure , alert your surgeon. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery in 3 days, cirrhosis, ascites leak, will they still operate if so what would the outcome possibly be?

Inguinal hernia surgery in 3 days, cirrhosis, ascites leak, will they still operate if so what would the outcome possibly be?

Maybe: You are at high risk for any type of surgery; if your liver failure is worsening with increasing ascites you must let your surgeon know, that will need to be addressed first. ...Read more

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When does a inguinal hernia need to be operated on? In a 16 year old male, plays hockey, and is on 20mg Accutane once daily

When does a inguinal hernia need to be operated on?  In a 16 year old male, plays hockey, and is on 20mg Accutane once daily

During stable health: This won't self heal & at least at that age the kid can recognize if the hernia becomes trapped & tell you. This gives you some time to schedule the procedure during a period of good health, avoiding conflicts of school or other pursuits. A full recovery interval of 6-8 weeks should be anticipated before resumption of sports. If it's big, it should be done sooner & contact sports avoided. ...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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Could hernia be operated successfully if yes then why are there many young and old men suffering from it.?

Could hernia be operated successfully if yes then why are there many young and old men suffering from it.?

Yes: Hernia operations are usually successful. As with any operation, there is risk, but hernia operations are commonly performed with minimally invasive approaches with excellent long term outcomes. I would encourage you to see a hernia surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Docs, could a three months old baby with hernia be operated on safely?

Yes : Pediatris hernia repair is a very common, and safe operation. There are however risks with everything we do in life, including surgery. No need to operate on umbilical hernia until about age 5, but groin hernias should be fixed early in life when they occur. ...Read more

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I had a hernia in my bellybutton and i had it operated on 4 years ago. Is it safe to have my bellybutton done sometime this year?

I had a hernia in my bellybutton and i had it operated on 4 years ago. Is it safe to have my bellybutton done sometime this year?

Done with what?: Not sure what you mean by having you're belly button "done". If your referring to a piercing, it should be fine. If you're referring to something else, please clarify. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

No: Hiatal hernias are so common as to be nearly a normal finding. Unless it is a paraesophageal hernia keep the knives in a drawer. ...Read more

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What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

What's the recovery from a hernia operation like?

Depends: Recovery from any operation is highly variable among individuals. From small hernia operations, recovery is usually 1-3 weeks. For large hernia operations, it may be as long as 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to lift weight after a hernia operation?

Not immediately: No, but after proper healing, yes. A lot depends on location, size, and severity of hernia. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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