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Does a hernia go away?

Does a hernia go away?

Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem. Be well. ...Read more

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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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How often do hernias accure?

How often do hernias accure?

About 1 in 10: Approximately 10% of men develop hernias in their lifetime; incidence in women is app. 2%. The most common hernia is the inguinal or groin hernia, with the belly button or umbilical the second most common. Hernias are also associated with prior abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Can you refuse a hernia check?

Why?: It is important to determine if you have a hernia because the bowel could strangulate in the inguinal canal and put you in the hospital or kill you. If you are embarrassed to be naked in the presence of the doctor, tell him of your.concerns and he will perform the exam while you are partly clothed. ...Read more

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Is a hernia test just coughing?

Is a hernia test just coughing?

"Turn and Cough": The best way to DX a hernia is by physical examination. Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches out like a balloon to create a sac. A hernia may only be evident with increased abdominal pressure: standing up and coughing "blows up the balloon" making the hernia evident. Rarely, a hernia can be missed on exam; a ct scan may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a hernia go away on its own?

Can a hernia go away on its own?

Not usually: Belly button hernias in infants can go away on their own, usually by age 4-5. Unfortunately, the only way a hernia goes away in adults is with a surgical repair. ...Read more

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What exercises can cause hernia?

What exercises can cause hernia?

Exercising ; Hernias: Exercising does not usually cause hernias. Rather, exercising may cause previously asymptomatic hernias to become progressively larger and/or more symptomatic. Aerobic and cardiovascular type exercises have minimal effect. However strength and resistance exercises that increase pressure within the abdomen will cause hernias to generally enlarge and become progressively more symptomatic. ...Read more

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How can we wear the hernia belt?

Directions: Read the directions. There are many types of hernias, and support garments. While the support garments may make you feel better, they will not keep the hernia from becoming worse. See your primary care provider or a general surgeon for an exam and advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do alleviate a hernia?

Surgery: Unfortunatley, the only treatment for a hernia is an operation. You can try a support garment for symptom relief, but that won't fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Where are hiatal hernias located?

Where are hiatal hernias located?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal from the chest cavity. All people have a hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; this is called the hiatus of the diaphragm. This hole can become enlarged, allowing the esophagus and stomach to yo-yo up into the chest, causing reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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