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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there. ...Read more

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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible. Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

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Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Why is gas painful after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

Does hiatal hernia cause chest pain?

It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall hernia?

I have painful gas after incarcerated abd wall  hernia?

Please clarify...: Have you been recently diagnosed with an incarcerated hernia (if so, get it fixed ASAP), has your hernia recently been repaired (if so, call your surgeon). Please refer to our other HealthTap answers regarding contributants to gassiness. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain constant gastritis?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then see your physician. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain by the belly button? Causes?

Appendix vs Other: In a young person who still has an appendix, fever and sudden onset of pain around the belly button can signal early appendicitis. If the pain moves to the lower right area of your belly or intensifies you should be seen in an ER. Blood in the stool is not usually a feature of appendicitis but should also be evaluated in-person if it continues with above symptoms. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias affect stool?

Sometimes : Very large hernias that affect your ability to bear down might adversely affect having bowel movements (bm's) also, hernias that involve a portion of the large intestine can affect this, but it is uncommon. Lastly, pelvic floor relaxation, not necessarily a hernia per se can definitely affect bm's. ...Read more

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Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Does hital hernia cause upper stomach and chest pain?

Yes: That can be one of the symptoms. A hiatal hernia is a hernia of the stomach into the chest where the esophogus passes through the diaphragm. Chest pain can also be a symptoms of heart disease and should not be taken lightly. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more

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Doing crunches caused upper abdominal hernia, help?

Doing crunches caused upper abdominal hernia, help?

Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and i'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not CAUSE herniation. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more