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Epigastric Abdominal Hernia
Lump and pain: Hernias on the abdominal wall typical cause pain and/or discomfort, and are also typically associated with a lump under the skin at the location of the hernia. This lump is larger with standing and coughing. Best diagnosed by a physical exam, ok to start with your primary care. Timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bulge and pain: An abnormal bulge, often with pain around it, are the most common signs of abdominal hernia. They most commonly occur at the belly button (umbilical), in the groin (inguinal), at previous surgical scars (incisional), and at the diaphragm (hiatal).They can all be fixed with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for less pain and quick return to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: The only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. Support garments of various types may give some symptom relief, but do nothing for the underlying cause of the symptoms, and do nothing to prevent it from getting worse. See a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: The most common type of hernia (in the groin) would not cause intestinal bleeding unless the intestine were strangled in the hernia -- and this would cause many more problems than simple bleeding. Hiatal herniae can facilitate acid refluxing into the esophagus which may lead to ulcers or erosions which may case esophageal bleeding, but not usually intestinal. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Yes: You should base your decision to travel with the hernia on the presence, frequency and severity of symptoms. The worse it is, the less likely you should travel. Also, longstanding hernias give you a history to reflect on, whereas newly developed hernias are more unknown. You also have to consider the method of and distance of travel, and what the healthcare system is like where you are going. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incarcerated Hernia: Hernias can cause bowel obstructions if a loop of intestine is "incarcerated" (stuck) within the hernia. In its most extreme form, it is associated w/vomiting & bloating--this is a surgical emergency. While the constipation may be unrelated, we have to assume it is until proven otherwise--please seek out surgical evaluation as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on what the goals of the operation are. I would consider the problem the hernia is causing, and the likelihood it will get worse vs. The risks of operation and likelihood of success. It is also important i consider there may be a variety if techniques to choose from, some more invasive that others. While age is a consideration, it is only one factor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can i still drink liqour even if I have abdominal hernia? And after the surgery, is not necessary too?
Hernia and liquor : Alcohol does not affect hernia immediatly, but alcohol is very high in nonnutritious calories and can make u gain a lot of belly fat and obesity which can make any hernia worse. Do not drink alcohol after surgery because it may interact with your post op medications and anesthesisa medications that can stay in the body a few dayus after the suegery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had five abdominal hernia repairs in the past five years. I am still having chronic pain. How can I make this stop?
Tough problem. : Chronic groin pain can be difficult to deal with with it without previous hernia repair. Requires a detailed history, exam, MRI, and maybe other diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures. You can find a surgeon interested in hernia repair at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have had an abdominal hernia mesh repair can lifying weight cause a diverification recti will physiotherapy help or cause more problems?
Unclear ?: Not sure what your question is, but in general, you're activity level should be based on pain and discomfort, not the fact that you had a hernia repair or a diastasis recti. By the way, the diastasis will not get better with exercise. The exercise will however probably make you feel better. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have huge abdominal hernia, lots of pain and nauseas should I still be working. I m a teacher. Only comfortable position is laying down in bed.
Reconstruction : Sounds like you may need reconstructive surgery to restore your abdominal wall to a more normal state. This is best done by a team with experience in complex abdominal wall reconstruction - this is not "simple" hernia surgery. You can look at the americas hernia society website to find surgeons interested in hernia repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been told not to try and build a six pack after abdominal hernia mesh repair surgery, however am keen to take up ju jitsu, is this ok ??
I got operated abdominal hernia on 18 may 2012 (10 stitches and putting mesh). I get little pain occasionally ... Especially after sex. Is it ok ?
Depends: If the hernia has been evaluated by a surgeon and you decided not to have it repaired, then it should be ok if it golfing does not cause you pain. If it was advised to have it repaired due to symptoms and size, then i would not recommend golf or any other heavy physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer