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My 7 week old has severe gas. He just had hernia surgery, and I'm afraid hrs will have another. He grunts all day and night. Any suggestions?

My 7 week old has severe gas. He just had hernia surgery, and I'm afraid hrs will have another. He grunts all day and night. Any suggestions?

Mylecon: Any gassy infant may benefit from some mylecon drops, available over the counter. They are basically a soapy material that helps the gas come together & form a bigger pocket that can move along faster. The medication stays in the intestines so side effects are essentially non existent. 7wk old babies grunt & squeak & make all sorts of other noises all the time & it doesn't mean anything bad. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

I have had Crohn's surgery and hernia surgery. Now I have very painful gas. Any idea why this is happening and/or what I should do?

Depends: How long ago were your operations? What was the surgery for crohns's? If the surgery was recent, then gas pains are common and can be related to pain medication and the healing process. If the surgery was a longer time ago, then see your doctor or gastroenterologist for an examination. Postoperative scarring or recurrent crohn's disease can be possible. ...Read more

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6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

Only yourMD can tell: It may not be recurrence just healing process, but always possible, need examination possible tests, to find out if it is a recurrence or not. . Best way to find out is go for a follow up examination to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

Call surgeon: Please sign off of the internet and page your surgeon. You are having a complication. You were given post op instructions. There will be information in the instructions on contacting your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from umbilical hernia surgery cause pelvic/groin pain from having gas? Can too much beer (8-9) 2wks post op tear internal sutures?

Unlikely but -: This is unlikely - you may do well to consult your surgeon.
8-9 beer a day is way too much under any circumstance and not helpful to healing be careful- listen to your body and lay off ...Read more

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Had hiatal hernia surgery. Can't pass gas or go to bathroom. I have so much bloating, pain, nausea and pressure. How can I relieve it?

After surgery...: If the surgery was just recent and you cannot pass gas at all and in pain you need to go to the emergency room right now. This could be something very dangerous and without directly giving you an exam I cannot make a guess. Don't wait please, go right away. ...Read more

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I had a hernia repair two days ago. I have not had a bowel movement since. I have pass gas and urinated. Is this normal after surgery?

I had a hernia repair two days ago. I have not had a bowel movement since. I have pass gas and urinated. Is this normal after surgery?

Yes: Drink lots of fluid, walk frequently and reduce the use of prescription pain meds will help. If not better in a few days, try stool softener. As always, remember to call your surgeon to report your concerns. ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would I have to be nude during hernia surgery?

Usually: The abdomen and site of the hernia have to be exposed to fix the hernia. The breasts and genital organs can usually remain covered. Feel free to discuss this with your surgeon, anethesiologist, and nurses so that you can feel comfortable knowing that they will protect your dignity to the fullest extent. ...Read more

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After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

After hernia surgery fails what are my options?

Couple options: If no symptoms and relatively small can observe. If associated with symptoms and / or enlarging will require redo operation for recurrence perhaps by new approach e.g. Laparoscopically if it was done open before. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hernia surgery?

Depends: There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic surgery using small incisions. ...Read more

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What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

What a happen if you had hernia surgery than have 3 kids later?

Hernia: Hernia recurrence does happen, and three pregnancies could add risk for hernia recurrence. A bulge that can be pushed back in, is often how hernia presents. Okay to talk to your regular doc about your concern. ...Read more

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Why is there burning after hernia surgery?

See below: Nerve discomfort to the skin can temporarily result in a sharp or burning feeling around the surgical site. That discomfort resolves as the surgical site heals. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What is umbilical hernia surgery?

What is umbilical hernia surgery?

Repair: If one has an umbilical hernia, and hernia defect, and sac it can cause pain and other symptoms.
Repair can be done with stitches, mesh material
, and surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Is ceftriaxone use for hernia surgery?

Antibiotics: An antibiotic may be given one time prior to hernia surgery, called a prophylactic antibiotic. It is given to preemptively prevent infections after surgery. Ceftriaxone antibiotic might be used for that reason. ...Read more

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What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

What to eat after umbilical hernia surgery?

Light: Eat light, non-greasy foods after any surgery until the effects of anesthesia wear off. 24-72 hours. If you are taking narcotics for pain you will want to continue this with increased fiber and fluids to avoid constipation. Once off of the pain mess you may resume your normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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How common is hematoma after hernia surgery?

Hematoma: It's not extremely common but it does happen. Probably less than 5% of the time. It will go away in a few weeks to months. ...Read more

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How do I reduce soreness from a hernia surgery?

Follow the direction: Of your surgeon. Local heat can help. Walk & move around some, rest when painful. Use prescribed pain medications. Ask your surgeon about using ibuprofen. If the prescribed medication is not working contact your surgeon. Pain improves with time after surgery. ...Read more

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Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Do they test you for HIV before a hernia surgery?

Not sure: This is not a routine test before a hernia repair. You should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Is it normal to have nausea after hernia surgery?

Nausea is common-: -after any surgery involving general anesthesia. It usually follows that those that have it get it always. Myself have never been nauseated after about 10 procedures with gen anesthesia. ...Read more

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Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Which painkiller is prescribed after hernia surgery?

Narcotics for a few: I typically prescribe narcotics for the first few days after the initial surgery and then recommend Ibuprofen which is better as an anti-inflammatory. Unless there are extenuating circumstances narcotics should not be needed more than a week. ...Read more

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How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

How much time after hernia surgery in the groin area?

Not long: Recovery after an inguinal hernia repair is fairly rapid especially with laparoscopic techniques. When you patch a hole in a tire, you put it right back on the car. In a similar way, when a groin hernia is fixed with mesh, activity only needs to be restricted by discomfort. ...Read more

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What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

What could cause pain / soreness following hernia surgery?

Tissue trauma: Any operation causes tissue trauma, from the skin incision, to the dissection and management of the operative field, to the placement of foreign material such as suture and mesh. While it is all safe on the whole, pain is a normal part of the recovery period. There is however a risk of chronic pain, usually mild, and rarely severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been an a hernia surgery, can I drink flax seeds te?

Yes: I can think of no reason why you could not drink flax seed tea. ...Read more

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Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

What to do if I have pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

Pain control: Discomfort after surgery can always be expected. It is important for you to discuss pain control with your surgeon prior to the operation. Inform your surgeon which pain medicine work best for you. Also it is important that you allow yourself time to heal after surgery. No heavy lifting! Nothing heavier than a Sunday Paper. ...Read more

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What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

What are the long term problems of adult umbilical hernia surgery?

Usually none: Immediate complications after surgery may include infection, bowel obstruction, perforation, strangulation, gangrene etc. Don't worry much ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more