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Can you advise for hernia patient complications?

Can you advise for hernia patient complications?

Broad topic: The topic. Is too large to cover in a short answer, but avoiding complications by weight reduction and smoking cessation are two things that are not commonly done before hernia surgery, an can help the patient on multiple levels. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Can you give me suggestions with hernia patient complications?

Can you give me suggestions with hernia patient complications?

Hernia complications: Every surgical procedure has its risks. Bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthesia. There is no simple surgery, i tell my residents. Specific to hernias, i tell patients that there is the risk of recurrence of the hernia, 1-5% depending on the method of repair! and size/location of the hernia. There are also risks from the mesh commonly used, including chronic pain, and infection 1-2%. ...Read more

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If hernia patients do any sexual working it is dangerous for their health?

If hernia patients do any sexual working it is dangerous for their health?

Depends: It depends whether or not the work causes the hernia to become painful. Use common sense, and if it causes hernia pain, then it might be causing more damage. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What percent of Barrett's esophagus patients have hiatial hernia?

What percent of Barrett's esophagus patients have hiatial hernia?

Unclear: Exact numbers depend upon which study is used. However, a meta-analysis of studies done in 2013 did show a strong relationship between hiatal hernia and Barrett's esophagus, with the association being most strong in patients who had longer segments of Barrett's esophagus. This is likely due to more exposure of the esophagus to gastric contents in the presence of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What is surgical management of patient having diaphragmatic hernia?

What is surgical management of patient having diaphragmatic hernia?

Repair: Usually it requires surgic repair with pt's own tissue or a mesh. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Do hiatal hernias cause headaches? If so, how do patients describe them?

Do hiatal hernias cause headaches? If so, how do patients describe them?

No they don't: Hiatal hernia is an internal defect nights diaphragm through which your stomach can slip into the chest and cause reflux. But headaches are not associated with this process. ...Read more

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Can cat scans show hernias if patient is lying down instead of standing?

Usually!: Hernias are defects in the abdominal wall. They can frequently be seen on ct, even if the patient is lying down. ...Read more

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Pl advise what sugar level is required for surgury for Diabatic Patient type 2 for hernia operation and what clearance from speciality departments is ?

Pl advise what sugar level is required for surgury for Diabatic Patient type 2 for hernia operation and what clearance from speciality departments is ?

Before surgery: Diabetes and elevated blood sugars, (>250) increase the risk of surgery and anesthesia. To mitigate, lower overall risk, it is best to increase the diabetic monitoring for 2 to 3 days before your surgery. Arrive for surgery with a Blood sugar below 250, a record of recent blood sugars. We cancel elective surgery if blood sugar is >300. We cancel major surgery if glyco hemoglobin is >9.0. Be well. ...Read more

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Which patients may benefit from a laparoscopic hernia repair?

Which patients may benefit from a laparoscopic hernia repair?

Bilateral, recurrent: Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair. However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you. ...Read more

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Is paraumbilical hernia in a cirrhotic patient life-threatening?

Is paraumbilical hernia in a cirrhotic patient life-threatening?

Surgery worse: Often, surgery in a patient with cirrhosis that is severe enough to lead to that much ascites is more dangerous then the hernia itself. With use of diuretics or paracentesis, the ascites can usually be controlled. If surgery is ever needed, it is important to have a doctor that has experience managing patients with liver disease and portal hypertension. ...Read more

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