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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 had a hernia surgery 2 yrs ago they used the mesh by my groin area .. I have a tender lump below the mesh and it's a little painful?

I had a hernia surgery 2 yrs ago they used the mesh by my groin area .. I have a tender lump below the mesh and it's a little painful?

Recurrent hernia: One thing i would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. The other possibility is an enlarged lymph node. A good physical exam with your doctor may be able to distinguish between the two, other wise you might need a ct scan or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a belly button hernia surgery a year and a half ago is it common to have a mass under the belly button?

??: After a year and a half I would have expected the "mass" to be gone. This could be scar tissue or possibly a recurrent hernia. Please see your surgeon to have it reevaluated. ...Read more

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Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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15 months ago i had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago i heart the area the hard lump that was their after my surgery is hurting?

15 months ago i had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago i heart the area the hard lump that was their after my surgery is hurting?

See surgeon: There is a possibility your hernia has recurred based on the information you have provided. Please have a physician examine you, preferably the surgeon who performed the original hernia surgery. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had hernia repair surgery at the end of july and now she has a soft lump on her abdomen. The lump is most noticable when she is laying ?

My girlfriend had hernia repair surgery at the end of july and now she has a soft lump on her abdomen. The lump is most noticable when she is laying ?

Sounds like a seroma: The body is designed to fill up empty spaces with fluid; when these develop in an area under a scar after surgery, we call them seromas. This is especially common after hernia repair with mesh.In time, the body absorbs this fluid. If it persists for more than 6 months, needle aspiration may be necessary.These may be difficult to distinguish from a recurrent hernia, so surgical follow-up is a must! ...Read more

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IM two weeks after hernia surgery, they insterted som kind of a net inside....I started coughing hard, can it damage the surgery somehow?

IM two weeks after hernia surgery, they insterted som kind of a net inside....I started coughing hard, can it damage the surgery somehow?

NO Unlikely: Most likely your hernia surgery is done using mesh ,which can take stress like cough , as this type of repair has no tension. Call your surgeon and go for a follow up visit . ...Read more

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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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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


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