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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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Do I need to get umbilical hernia repaired?

Do I need to get  umbilical hernia repaired?

How big it is ?: Most of the adult umbilical hernia with a defect size of tip of the finger do not bother and can be left alone. How ever larger hernias over 2cm or more, will potentially will give complications, pain, incarceration, obstruction, gangrene of bowel, peritonitis etc need as soon as possible surgery to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Can all hernias need to be surgically repaired?

Can all hernias need to be surgically repaired?

If you have: Symptoms, yes. If not, watchful waiting is safe as long as you don't have any symptoms. Show it to your surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Do vertabral hemanginomas need to be treated or just watched?

No: They can be followed they are hard to link convincingly to any symptoms they are usually incidental adymptomatic findings large ones can be watched small ones should be ignored. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Incisional hernia: Incisional hernia requires surgery if they can't be reduced(pushed in) easily, are enlarging, painful or tender. I feel a general surgeon is best to advise and follow the patient, however. ...Read more

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Do doctors that do hip arthroscopies also do open surgical dislocation, or do they need to be specially trained for that?

Do doctors that do hip arthroscopies also do open surgical dislocation, or do they need to be specially trained for that?

Open first: Most doctors I know learn to do the surgery open and then specialize when they learn to do the arthroscopic procedures. The anatomy needs to be seen many times directly before you can identify structures using a scope. After open suregery a doctor can then specialize in arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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If u were needing cervical fusion & could not afford to get treated in usa, what country wud u go to be treated?

If u were needing cervical fusion & could not afford to get treated in usa, what country wud u go to be treated?

US: You can receive the care that you need here. Many surgeons and hospitals will work with you to provide you the care that you need and help to reduce your financial burden. I would suggest that you also seek care at a university teaching hospital as they typically have very good financial assistance programs. ...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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Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Many do not: The finding of a type one chiari malformation is often an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. These do not need surgery. Surgery for the malformation is quite complex and must be considered very carefully. There are significant risks to the surgery that must outweigh the risks of not doing surgery. Second, third, and fourth opinions may be appropriate. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?

Ilioinguinal nerve: It is possible that a nerve in the area (ilioinguinal) is giving you trouble. Other nerves may be involved. Other options include hernia recurrence (sometimes can't feel on outside) or routine strain injuries to name a few. A surgeon can inject anesthetic at a certain area where the ilioinguinal nerve runs (near ASIS) to see if it is an issue. If it is, part of nerve may be removed to help. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know can petit mal be treated with surgery.

Hi,I would like to know can petit mal be treated with surgery.

Surgery: Medication can control seizures in most people with epilepsy, but for about 30% of patients, they aren't effective or are intolerable. In some cases, brain surgery may be an option. Epilepsy surgery is an operation on the brain to control seizures and improve the person's quality of life. There are three main types of epilepsy surgery: •Surgery to remove the area of the brain producing seizures. ...Read more

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How old do kids have to be before outlets don't need to be covered?

How old do kids have to be before outlets don't need to be covered?

4 or so...: However, make sure you have a talk with your kids about outlet safety, as many older kids will often be found trying to plug stuff in themselves, including things that shouldn't be like phones, etc. ...Read more

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Will I be able to tell if i'm at risk of getting an inguinal hernia?

Will I be able to tell if i'm at risk of getting an inguinal hernia?

No: We know that people with inguinal hernias have abnormal connective tissue (types of collagen) more frequently than people without hernias. This suggests a genetic cause. There is no testing for this outside of research settings, and no other signs you can watch out for. Best to not worry about, and live normally. If you do happen to get a hernia, its something that can be fixed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are all perforated ulcers serious enough to have to be operated on?

Are all perforated ulcers serious enough to have to be operated on?

Yes: Yes any perforated ulcer need to be operated as soon as possible to prevent damage of other organd also to prevent peritonitis and other serious condition. ...Read more

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What can be done to determine if you have a umbilical hernia?

What can be done to determine if you have a umbilical hernia?

Physical exam: Hernia is diagnosed on physical exam. A physician should perform the physical exam since a lay person might not be able to differentiate a hernia from a solid mass. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum need to get repaired, what has to be done?

Pectus excavatum need to get repaired, what has to be done?

Severity: First cat scan thorax to asses cardiac compression, extent of osseous cartilaginous spine deformity. Age is important, is not the same to repair when child versus an old person in the 40's. If the 40's person has been a smoker or has co morbidities that will change workup and procedure as well as risks and outcome. ...Read more