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Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Maybe: If you have a simple sliding hiatal hernia repaired laparoscopically you can frequently be discharged the same day. If you have a more complex paraesophageal or foramen of bochdalek hernia expect to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Can open repair surgery be done on bilateral popliteal aneurysm in 1 surgery? medial approach

Can open repair surgery be done on bilateral popliteal aneurysm in 1 surgery? medial approach

Popliteal aneurysms: Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. ...Read more

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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. ...Read more

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes. There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it. ...Read more

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Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve and femoral artery complicate femoral nerve blocks?

Femoral block complications.  Can masses around the femoral nerve 
and femoral artery complicate femoral 
nerve blocks?

Possibly: It can make performance of the block more difficult, ultrasound can help determine anatomy and if it is even possible to place the block. ...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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What a lap incisional hernia?

What a lap incisional hernia?

Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read more

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Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Seroma: This usually occurs and i tend to see more of these when i repair these hernias laparoscopically rather than open. This will usually resolve or improve by 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below : Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Inguinal or femoral hernia. What is harder to fix?

Inguinal or femoral hernia. What is harder to fix?

Femoral?: The femoral hernia can be a little tricky to repair especially if they present with a tight acute incarceration as they are more likely to do than inguinal henias.Therefore most surgeons do not watch femoral hernias. ...Read more

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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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Can inguinal hernia repair nerve damage?

Can inguinal hernia repair nerve damage?

Yes: Nerve injuries are rare complications of open & laparoscopic hernia repair. In open surgery, the nerve that innervates the skin of the groin & thigh is prone to injury, leading to numbness or pain. In laparoscopic repair, a tack holding the mesh can irritate branches of the same nerve, or, more rarely, catch a nerve to the leg. Chronic pain responds to injecting the nerve, if necessary. ...Read more

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Burning after bilateral inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more

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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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What exactly is a femoral hernia?

What exactly is a femoral hernia?

Groin Hernia: Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

Pain: Typically pain in the lower aspect o the groin and upper, inner thigh. There may be a lump there as well. A lump however could represent a swollen gland (lymph node) from an inflammatory process in the leg or foot. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

Groin pain/swelling: Femoral hernias are not common, and more often seen in older females. There may be groin discomfort, pain, or low groin swelling along the groin crease. They can be a little harder to find or diagnose for some patients. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

See doc: Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes!: Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery needed for a femoral hernia?

Yes: Femoral hernias can be associated with incarceration or trapping a loop of intestine which can get short of blood and cause ischemia or death of the bowel this becomes a surgical emergency and can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Yes: The natural history of most hernias is that they enlarge and if currently asymptomatic, most eventually develop symptoms. Femoral hernias have a greater chance of incarceration (things getting stuck in them). Would recommend you see a surgeon and discuss hernia repair. ...Read more

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Do people with femoral hernia have a lot of pain?

Variable: The most common presentation is of a bulge just below the groin crease, typically with little-or-no pain. If intestine gets stuck in the hernia (strangulated), it can cause colicky abdominal pain, distention, and vomiting--this is a surgical emergency and requires immediate attention. We recommend elective repair of all femoral hernias due to the propensity for incarceration and strangulation. ...Read more

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Do I have a femoral hernia if it pops when I cough?

Do I have a femoral hernia if it pops when I cough?

It could be.: People with hernias often note a bulge in the groin region that tends to protrude with exertion (lifting, coughing, sneezing, straining) and "go away" after lying done or pushing on the bulge. Femoral hernias are more common in women and tend to protrude at the inner thigh; however, even the best of us can have a hard time distinguishing between inguinal & femoral hernias. ...Read more

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For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?

Not really.: Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia. For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched. ...Read more

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What are some early signs i'm getting a femoral hernia?

Groin pain or bulge: The earliest signs of a femoral hernia include a subtle lump or bulge in the groin crease, occasionally accompanied by pain, especially with exertion. ...Read more

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It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

Typically : The vast majority of inguinal and femoral hernias require surgical repair especially if they are symptomatic. They will not improve without treatment. ...Read more

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I have heard that a femoral hernia can be life threatening. What can it do?

Can stangulate: Femoral hernias have more tendency to strangulate, which means kill anything that me be stuck in the hernia such as intestine. If this happens it becomes a surgical emergency and even if fixed correctly could still die from complications from the sepsis, overwhelming infection. They strangulate more, b/c hole is so small. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a femoral hernia and where is it located?

Type of groin hernia: A hernia located medial to the femoral vessels, protruding through the femoral canal. More common in females, more chances for incarceration than other hernias. ...Read more

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How can you tell if there is complications with a mesh that was implanted for a femoral hernia?

Depends: Depends on what complication you are talking about. Infection would have redness, pain and/or drainage. Recurrence would be the hernia coming back. Sounds like you should make an appointment with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia. Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia.  Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?

Surgical consultation: Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation to find out. Consider all aspects of your health and life when making the decision whether it not to undergo her is repair. If it is not causing problems, then prevention is the primary reason for repair, and that is reasonable. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I treat a femoral hernia?

Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have femoral hernia?

How can I tell if I have femoral hernia?

See a doctor: Femoral hernias are uncommon, occur more often in women, and can be somewhat more difficult to identify. They would be felt below the inguinal ligament (groin crease region). You would need to have a physical examination by a doctor to tell if you have a hernia. ...Read more

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How to tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

Pain: When hernias become "critical", they are usually associated with severe pain. A blocked intestine can also occur, manifest by bloating and vomiting with lack if flatus and bowel movements. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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