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Does anyone out there know how to deal with umbilical hernia without surgery?

Does anyone out there know how to deal with umbilical hernia without surgery?

Yes: An umbilical hernia has a higher risk of incarceration and strangulation of bowel. If you have a very small umbilical hernia, it usually doesn't need to be repaired. If your hernia is greater than 1 cm, i would advise consideration of elective repair, especially if it causes pain. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more


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Please let me know if there is a way to heal my inguinal hernia without surgery?

Please let me know if there is a way to heal my inguinal hernia without surgery?

No alternative: Surgery is the only way. Early is best b/c then can be done laparoscopic, if you wait too long, you may no longer be a candidate. ...Read more

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Does a hiatal hernia just go away without surgery? How do you know when it requires surgery.

Does a hiatal hernia just go away without surgery? How do you know when it requires surgery.

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read more

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How do you know if your hiatal hernia surgery has come undone?

How do you know if your hiatal hernia surgery has come undone?

Symptoms and tests : Most people will have recurrence of their symptoms. This is followed by UGI ( barium swallow x-ray) and or egd. ...Read more

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I want to know during an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) what does a doctor do to hernia sac and spermatic cord?

I want to know during an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) what does a doctor do to hernia sac and spermatic cord?

Hernia sac: Is either ligated high and excised, or left open or imbricated if it is small. Spermatic cord is always preserved. ...Read more

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How do you know if a hiatal hernia repair has come undone?

How do you know if a hiatal hernia repair has come undone?

Deja Vu: How did you feel when you first had your hiatal hernia - before the surgery? If those same symptoms and signs are returning, talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about way to cure hernia without surgery?

Can you tell me about way to cure hernia without surgery?

Unfortunately: A true hernia will not resolve without surgery. Hernias tend to slowly grow over time. See a doctor for an exam to identify your risks with observation or your surgery alternatives. ...Read more

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My earlobe is down. any suggestions on how to repair it. does anyone know what a plastic surgeon would charge?

My earlobe is down. any suggestions on how to repair it. does anyone know what a plastic surgeon would charge?

1st see plastic surg: You should first see one or more plastic surgeons who do free consultations. They will examine you and tell you what can be done and the cost involved. Please tell them if you can not afford the charges. They might lower the charges. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

There : There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any best treatment for abdominal adhesions but without surgery?

Please let me know if there is any best treatment for abdominal adhesions but without surgery?

Surgery for: Abdominal adhesions is only necessary if the adhesion block the bowel or other tubular structure such as the kidney ureters. If no blockage is present, generally no need for surgery. ...Read more

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If i don't fix an umbilical hernia, how likely are the chances i will have a strangulated bowel? (i want to know how rare it is).

If i don't fix an umbilical hernia, how likely are the chances i will have a strangulated bowel? (i want to know how rare it is).

1-10%, Rare/serious: Umbilical hernias are pretty common. Incarceration or strangulation (very serious, can damage intestines) occur in about 1-10% of patients with an umbilical hernia during their lifetime. The surgery is fairly easy and simple. Strangulation is more likely if the fascia defect is small (less than 4 cm). If it causes pain, it should definitely be fixed promptly. ...Read more

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Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Do you know anyone that tried to manage gallstone before without going through the surgery?

Many try...: ...Some succeed. Gallstones do not require rx unless symptoms develop. If they do, it is difficult (if not impossible) to predict when 'the next attack' will occur. Low-fat diets help some but not all. Therefore, if one is otherwise healthy, the best option is surgery. ...Read more

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If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

Surgery or wait/see: Watchful waiting can be an option for small umbilical hernias, where it's very unlikely for bowel to enter & get stuck (incarcerated). Large umbilical hernias can also be left alone if it's very unlikely for bowel to get incarcerated. However, only option for hernias of any sort is surgical repair to prevent painful incarceration & strangulation of bowel. Best to go see surgeon for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm the only person I have ever heard of to be born with no umbillical cord, no belly button. tell me how.?

What do you advise if I'm the only person I have ever heard of to be born with no umbillical cord, no belly button. tell me how.?

You're kidding right: You may have no visible belly button.This can occur for a number of reasons often related to surgical procedures around the time of birth.I doubt that you remember your birth. Whoever lead you to believe you had no umbilical cord was lying to you, or you fabricated the story yourself. It doesn't happen. ...Read more

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I need some info or advice from anyone who has had an umbilical hernia repaired? How normal does it look?

Normal : Not having had an umbilical hernia fixed, but having fixed a lot of them, after the operation the goal is for the belly button to look normal. There are some circumstances where that doesn't happen, and if it is still not normal after about six months or so, see your surgeon to see if something can be done about it. ...Read more

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How long after pediatric gtube surgery can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

How long after pediatric gtube surgery  can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

Lung atelectasis : under the usual condutions atelectasis will improve with 24 hours or less. But it highly depends on the individual's circumstances ...Read more

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Will have big surgery and need time to heal. Someone does not care about it; wants to visit the race track/stay 2 overnights anyway. How do I say no.

Take care of yoursel: Look out for yourself and the time you will need for healing. Don't let other people interfere with your healing time. You may need to be firm but you need to look after yourself. ...Read more

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Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45. Need sugergy scared and worried about recovery surgery and more please if anyone know where i can get good information about this let me know kindl

Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45.

Need sugergy  scared and worried about recovery surgery and more
please if anyone know where i can get good information about this
let me know kindl

I : I am sorry that you are having to go through this. Bladder prolapse surgery is fairly common, and most women get very good results from it. Bladder prolapse occurs after the muscles weaken around the bladder and vagina, often after childbirth. Please be sure you are seeing a board certified gynecologist or urologist for your surgery. Be sure and carefully follow the post-operative instructions regarding rest and lifting, and don't return to early to your regular activities. I am sure you will do fine, and i wish you the best. ...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