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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

The same.: A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not related: Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital hernia is a part of stomach herniating above the diaphragm. They are of several types and treatment is depending on the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i workout with an umblilical hernia?

Can i workout with an umblilical hernia?

Yes: Exercise is always good. You will notice the bulge may increase in size with straining. But, the bulge is not the hernia. The hernia is the hole that the bulge is coming through. ...Read more

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Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia lose weight before having surgery?

Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia  lose weight before having surgery?

Always helpful: Losing weight is helpful to make operations easier to do, hence presumably have better outcomes. You should consider a laparoscopic approach by an experienced laparoscopic hernia surgeon for a recurrence. This is better than an open approach in most cases of recurrence and obesity. ...Read more

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Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Can i exercise with a unilaterl inguinal hernia?

Yes, but it might : Cause pain or lead to incarceration. Definitive solution is surgical repair, after which you can resume your exercise program. In the meantime, avoid any exercise that strains your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Can I play softball with an inguinal hernia?

Can I play softball with an inguinal hernia?

Yes, if: it causes no pain, assuming it is not massive. If you develop pain, this is sign of incarceration, so you should stop whatever you are doing, lie down, and try to reduce it. Then see a surgeon for surgical repair. Hernia truss is of limited value. ...Read more

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How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by a hernia in your stomach, but your stomach can herniate in to your chest, and is called a hiatal hernia. This is separate from a ventral her is, and you can have both at the same time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I havehad a nissen and hiatal hernia surgery then an abdominal wall reconstruction with surgical mesh then an abdominal wall reconstruction with pig?

I  havehad a nissen and hiatal hernia surgery then an abdominal wall reconstruction with surgical mesh then an abdominal  wall reconstruction with pig?

Pig - yes: I can't tell from your description the exact mesh or where it was placed. But generally speaking, there are biologic mesh products, some of which are derived from pigs (porcine mesh). Porcine mesh products are processed such that all the cells are washed away, and only the underlying matrix remains. Thus, the risk of adverse reactions from the mesh are very low and the products are very safe. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

Go for it.: The purpose of a hernia repair is to let you live the lifestyle you want. There is always a possibility that your hernias could recur, or that you will get a new hernia, but in my opinion you should not let that limit you. ...Read more

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Could an inguinal hernia come back with stomach exercises?

Could an inguinal hernia come back with stomach exercises?

Possible: Most hernia are repaired to stand any regular exercise or activities including stomach exercise as long as enough time was giving for the repair to heal extreme strenuous activity could bring the hernia back it all depend how the hernia was repaired if the hernia was repaired with a screen chances are less for recurrence. ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can I do air squats with an ing uinal hernia!?

Can I do air squats with an ing uinal hernia!?

Be carefull: Hernias are a weakness in the abdominal wall resulting in a defect in the muscle layer. Therefore things that are supposed to stay protected inside can now come outside. It is possible that organs that are usually inside can get stuck outside which may compromise their blood supply. This is an emergency! therefore any strenous excercise can result in something coming out and getting stuck. ...Read more

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Hernia truss: Can it help an inguinal hernia?

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can I cycle or use a stationary bike with an ing uinal hernia?

Can I cycle or use a stationary bike with an ing uinal hernia?

Yes: Just be sure you are aware of the signs of incarceration and strangulation. Increasing pain, tenderness, abdominal bloating, fevers, chills. ...Read more

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Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hiatal hernia aswel as an umbilical hernia. I've been diagnosed with an umbilical, but also have symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Is it possible to have a hiatal hernia aswel as an umbilical hernia. I've been diagnosed with an umbilical, but also have symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

Yes: You can have both a hiatal hernia and umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a bulge through a defect in the abdominal wall at the belly button. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach goes up into the lower chest. Your symptoms could be due to reflux (gerd). You should see a surgeon, and he or she may perform an upper endoscopy (egd), depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more

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Might doing crunches with additional weight cause a hiatus hernia?

Might doing crunches with additional weight cause a hiatus hernia?

Don't think so : It may exacerbate an existing weakness at the hiatus but i don't think it would "cause" it . A severe and sudden force, however, can cause traumatic hernias (car accident). ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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