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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)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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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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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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 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?

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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