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I have an epigastric hernia. In 5 days I am scheduled to have an esophageal dilation performed. Will the dilation affect the epigastic hernia?
Unlikely...: An abdominal hernia at your epigastrium is an outward bulge of the abdominal wall. The esophagus is quite a bit deeper than that. Express your concern however to the physician who is planning to dilate you, so he can plan his technique accordingly, pinpoint fyi where in your esophagus (in relation to the epigastrium) dilation will be needed, as well as review with you fully the procedure's risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Epigastric hernia is a defect in the linea alba - midline fascia. There is usually herniation of preperitoneal fat. Usually asymptomatic but sometimes can be associated with pain due to incarceration/strangulation of the fat or wall of intestine. Therefore, recommend surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Aerobic activity and light weights should be no problem prior to hernia repair, assuming that the exercise does not cause pain related to the hernia. I suggest to my patients that they try and determine what exercises cause the most stress to this area prior to surgery; those are the ones i want them to avoid for 2-3 weeks after surgery. Of course, it's always best to check w/your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Depends on how long it has been there, how much it bothers you, how long you will be gone, and whether or not you will be in a location with access to health care. If it been there a long time, and doesn't bother you, then it is probably very low risk to cause a problem. Less time, more symptoms, higher probability of a problem. Hope this helps, and have a nice trip! ...Read more
I have an epigastric hernia and would like to get pregnant this year. Can i wait until after I have the baby to get the hernia fixed ?
Your choise: If the hernia is a problem effecting your day to day comfort, the time frame for scheduling a repair & resolving the problem is known & predictable. Achieving a pregnancy is a bit unpredictable ( could take a year or more) & would likely aggravate the hernia. You might want to consult with the obgyn that knows you & plan accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an epigastric hernia. Size is an egg and not painful. The surgery is planned for 30 april 2013. Is synthetic mesh the best solution? Symptoms?
Yes: Umbilical hernia repair is surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a sac formed from the inner lining of your belly that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button. At surgery the mesh is used to cover the defect and stitched to the adjacent tissues. Eventually, the tissues heal over the mesh and it becomes an integral part of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 month since open repair of epigastric hernia using mesh. Is it ok to do 30min of 4mph walks or crosstrainer session. When is it ok for strength ex?
As tolerated: I would say to perform your activities as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Use common sense and listen to your body. There are however a variety of techniques that can be used for this type of repair, so check with your surgeon to be sure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages.Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more