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Does Hernia Pain Come And Go
It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read more
Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem.
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Only after surgery: The only way for a hernia to go away is to have it surgically repaired (exception: umbilical hernias in infants). The pain from a hernia may wax-and-wane, especially associated with exertional activity, but is likely to worsen in time, especially as the hernia enlarges. If you are healthy and your quality of life is being compromised by your hernia, seek out the opinion of a hernia surgeon. ...Read more
Have barely really small hernia get extreme sharpe pain pain down really low going all the way down and worse in middle of night related? I'm female
Ihave a lnguinal hernia for fifty years never b othered me I wear a truss three weeks ago I took ofthe truss to take a shower hernia hasn't come out i?
Okay: An inguinal hernia, as you may know, is simply a protrusion of tissue through a defect in the muscle wall, usually at times of increased abdominal pressure such as when bearing down or lifting. It sounds as though you have achieved some measure of sustained manual reduction through long-term use of your truss. ...Read more
Not usually: Umbilical hernias in infants can go away on their own by age 4-5. The only way a hernia goes away in adults is with a surgical repair. The reason for repair is to prevent it from getting worse and/or relief of symptoms. You'll have to weigh the risks/ benefits for yourself. See a general surgeon for more education. Find one interested in hernia at the Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read more
How so?: Do you mean that the bulge keeps yo-yo'ing in-and-out? That's the nature of hernias & will continue until the hole is (surgically) closed, or; do you mean the hernia was previously repaired & now recurred? Surgical repair with mesh should reduce the chance of this happening again. ...Read more
Forever, perhaps: When a hernia is diagnosed in an adult, depending on the anatomical site, repair with mesh is usually recommended promptly. Although you may never have a complication related to the hernia, it is better not to wait until you do. Incarceration leading to strangulation of hernia contents is a surgical emergency that is riskier for you and the surgeon to fix, and may result in higher complications. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed for hernia. Now I can't go to gym for the meantime, but that's how I'm gaining weight and got bigger. Any drinks I could take instead?
Second opinion: Having a common inguinal hernia should not be a contrindication to the exercise that you enjoy and keeps you fit. Get a couple of other opinions from physicians familiar with your case about what you can and can't do. You won't want to do close-your-throat lifting; you can probably continue to run / do aerobics. Hope you get your surgery soon. ...Read more
"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more
A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more
"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more
A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential. Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more
Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read more
Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure (lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read more
Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more
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