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Flat Pad Hernia Support
Having an inguinal hernia op in 6 weeks. it's increasing in size/discomfort. Will a Flat Pad Support provide symptomatic relief for the next 6 weeks?
NO: Trusses don't work. Have your surgeon move the date forward ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ??
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