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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...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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What is the proceedure for checking an inginual hernia and can I continue to wear my panty girdle for support?

In most cases: Physical exam by a surgeon is all you need for accurate diagnosis of an inguinal hernia. In some cases, an ultrasound can provide more information. Panty girdle is probably not adequate support. Specially designed hernia truss is sometimes helpful, but surgery is best solution. Consult a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Groin hernias lapro fix 3 wks ago. Left=redo, Right=initial. Both LOOK flat, but on right feels like hard ~1.5” convex nodule just under skin. Normal?

Groin hernias lapro fix 3 wks ago. Left=redo, Right=initial. Both LOOK flat, but on right feels like hard ~1.5” convex nodule just under skin. Normal?

After surgery: What you are describing can be a normal finding after surgery. Usually there is some brusing, and minor bleeding at the site of surgery. This can take a few weeks to several months to resolved on it's own. Signs you should look out for after surgery are fevers, chills, night sweats, new pain, redness around your incision or pus from your wound. Make sure to stay in close contact with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is best support for my belly button hernia ?

What is best support for my belly button hernia
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Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read more

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Will an umbilical hernia affect the ability to gain a flat ab?

Will an umbilical hernia affect the ability to gain a flat ab?

Depends how big: Most of the umbilical hernias , with finger tip defect will not affect 'to gain flat ab ' ( abdominals ) and can do abdominal exercises, how ever with large hernias which will not allow to do exercises , due to creation of intra -abdominal pressure may cause incarceration, and only option left is surgery. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok i take it off for a day?

How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery?  And is it ok i take it off for a day?

Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I feel a lump upper left abdomin when I sit or get bloated sometimes it's painful but when I lay down flat it disappears can it be limopa,hernia or ??

I feel a lump upper left abdomin when I sit or get bloated sometimes it's painful but when I lay down flat it disappears can it be limopa,hernia or ??

Sounds like: it could be either a lipoma or a hernia. In either case your doctor should be able to examine you and make the correct diagnosis so that it can be properly treated especially since you are having pain with it. ...Read more

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I have hernia on l3-l4 and mild scoliosis, had physical teraphy and medical support.I am interested in modern/pole dance.Can I do or is it not adviced?

I have hernia on l3-l4 and mild scoliosis, had physical teraphy and medical support.I am interested in modern/pole dance.Can I do or is it not adviced?

Let me explain: To answer this question it is good to have the MRI for review, I do thing you can do it but the chance this may exacerbate this problem is there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hiatul hernia, can't sleep at night because I can't lay flat have a hard time breathing. Pain in chest and top of stomach. Dry throat and mouth.

Hiatul hernia, can't sleep at night because I can't lay flat have a hard time breathing. Pain in chest and top of stomach. Dry throat and mouth.

Orthopnea: Described symptom's are worrying for a serious cardiovascular condition, be further examined and tested immediately ...Read more