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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

What are the symptoms of an 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 more

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What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

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 more

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How to treat abdominal hernia without surgery?

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 more

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Can an abdominal hernia cause internal bleeding?

Can an abdominal hernia cause internal bleeding?

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

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Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

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 more

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Please help! what is the treatment for an abdominal hernia?

Assuming you: Are talking about external hernia, usual recommendation is surgical repair. Consult a surgeon, because recommendation will vary according to size and location of your hernia. ...Read more

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What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

What does an intestinal/abdominal hernia feel like (symptoms)?

Hernia: Well, they can range from being completely asymptomatic to causing things like a bulge, pain, swelling, redness, nausea, vomiting, intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

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 more

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I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am i still be able to go back to the gym?

I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am i still be able to go back to the gym?

Enjoy the gym: Hernia repair should be well-healed after one month. If there is pain at or under the incision, see your surgeon. Otherwise, enjoy your workout. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to undergo surgery of abdominal hernia for an eighty three year old woman?

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

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Can i still drink liqour even if I have abdominal hernia? And after the surgery, is not necessary too?

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 more

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I have had five abdominal hernia repairs in the past five years. I am still having chronic pain. How can I make this stop?

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

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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

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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 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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Is it ok to golf with abdominal hernia?

Is it ok to golf with abdominal hernia?

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 more

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Hernia (Definition)

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