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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Overview)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the hiatus in the diaphragm.


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What are some symptoms of hernia I can feel?

What are some symptoms of hernia I can feel?

Bulge: The most common finding is a bulge in the area. Sometimes it stays out or you can push in and out. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
1,363 doctors shared insights

Hernia (Overview)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the hiatus in the diaphragm.


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I was wondering what are the surgery complications about hernia?

I was wondering what are the surgery complications about hernia?

Depends on: Location and size of hernia. In general, risks of surgery are infection, hemorrhage, and damage to adjacent organs. Your surgeon will weigh the risk of surgery versus risk of no surgery and make a recommendation. If it is an inguinal hernia repair, it is a common operation with very low risk of complications, in general. ...Read more

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What increases your risk of having any sort of hernia?

What increases your risk of having any sort of hernia?

Complex: Depends on the type of hernia and clinical scenario. In general, hernia patients have a collagen disorder more often than those without hernias. Other things that predispose to hernia are smoking or infection after abdominal operation, obesity, and pregnancy. While a hernia can occur with heavy activity, this by itself shouldn't be a risk factor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for ventral hernia?

Hernia treatments: There are no medications to cure a hernia. Treatment is generally an operation most commonly involving mesh. Laparoscopic and open surgical procedures are both possible. Occasionally high risk patients will be instructed to avoid surgery and a binder will be recommended. However, all hernias carry a risk of incarceration and strangulation. Outcomes with elective surgery are usually better. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hernia and how would i know if I have one before going to the doctor?

What is the definition of hernia and how would i know if I have one before going to the doctor?

A hernia is a: Defect in the normal structures of the abdomen or diaphragm, that can cause bulging, pain, or bowel dysfunction. Symptoms depend on where the hernia is including inguinal/groin, umbilical, diaphragmatic, femoral or several of the more rare and difficult to diagnose hernias. See your regular doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How does hernia affect the immune system and other bodily processes?

How does hernia affect the immune system and other bodily processes?

Hernia is a : Mechanical defect, so it should not affect immune system. If it involves organs, such as intestine, it will affect that organs function. ...Read more

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Hello. My name is sumeet. I have been having a pain somewhere near the diaphram. Whenever i stand up or stretch it hurts. Is it a symptom of hernia?

Not likely: This most likely is a muscle pull or sprain. See if it goes away with a little massage, Aspirin cream, or Ibuprofen pills. If your breathing is affected, it could be the early signs of an infection. If you have a history of heartburn, it may be reflux disease which may involve a hiatal hernia (inside the body regarding the esophagus). ...Read more

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Can hiatis hernia cause pain,have pain in upper left quadrant. Just stabbings pain,no other symptoms, hernia diagnosed years ago?

Can hiatis hernia cause pain,have pain in upper left quadrant. Just stabbings pain,no other symptoms, hernia diagnosed years ago?

Yes and no: if the hiatal hernia is large enough to cause symptoms the it will not be pain LLQ it could cause heartburn,epigastric and chest pain from spasm pain LLQ could be colon or spleen but more commonly it could be the gallbladder even if the pain is on the left not the right side of the abdomen check with your doctor ...Read more

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What are the signs of hernia or can you see it?

What are the signs of hernia or can you see it?

Varies: Symptoms from a hernia can range from no symptoms up to an abdominal wall or groin swelling associated with discomfort or pain. Incarcerated hernias are a suddenly severely painful hernia swelling possibly associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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