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How can surgery fix a hernia?

How can surgery fix a hernia?

"close the hole": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac. This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Incisional hernia: Incisional hernia requires surgery if they can't be reduced(pushed in) easily, are enlarging, painful or tender. I feel a general surgeon is best to advise and follow the patient, however. ...Read more

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When is it okay to not have surgery for a hernia?

When is it okay to not have surgery for a hernia?

Small, asymptomatic: If a hernia is very small and not causing any symtoms, it can be safely watched (depending upon the location and type of hernia). The decision to operate is always balanced by the age and health of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you get over a hernia without surgery?

Can you get over a hernia  without surgery?

No: A hernia will not resolve on its own without surgery. However, a hernia may be stable and change little, or have no discomfort, and can be observed carefully after having a doctor's examination to be sure that observation may be an option for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Does incisional hernia always require surgery?

No: But most do or they enlarge and cause other trouble.
Risk - benefit is the calculation.
Includes what surgery was original.
Where is the incision?
How large is the current defect?
Contain bowel?Etc. ...Read more

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How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

Depends: Depends on patient factors such as connective tissue disorders, steroid use and obesity among other things. Also depends on the amount of strenuous activity and the location and size of the hernia. The technique of repair is also critical, along with the experience if the surgeon. In general, you should be able to expect a 90% or greater chance of success. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Could doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Yes possible: Spine surgeons will perform multiple discs usually if they are in sequence, and stabilize the spine with hardware. Take the opinion from your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having surgery on my hiatial hernia. Is this risky?

I am having surgery on my hiatial hernia. Is this risky?

Fundoplication : Hiatal hernia surgery is relatively common and also very safe; however, no operation is risk-free. Therefore, the decision to have surgery requires balancing the benefits w/the risks--this is a conversation that you need to have w/a surgeon. Risks include injury to the spleen, stomach, esophagus & a collapsed lung. This would be considered an advanced operation; experience is a must. ...Read more

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Any issue with delaying surgery for hernia that is mild?

Any issue with delaying surgery for hernia that is mild?

Close observation: Yes small groin hernias , it is possible to observe closely if it get incarcerated ( can not be pushed in , wii have pain ) emergency surgery could be done , as long as not away from medical help . In general should be fixed ( surgery ) is simple low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more

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How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

How long does a double hernia laperscopic surgery usually take?

Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more

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I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

Probably minimal: Can get bigger over time (or not); can cause symptoms (fullness, pain)- or not; can have intestine get stuck and can't "reduce" the lump-surgical urgency; can have intestine get stuck and compromise blood flow-surgical emergency.
Talk to your doc. May be able to leave it for some time, especially if no symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Can really good doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Can really good doctors perform surgery on multiple disc hernias?

Yes: If they are in right places you can even do it through one inscion you can get to L3 to s1through one inscion fairly regularly multiple level spine surgical outcomes aren't as good as one level disease this should not be back ache disk bulges treatment option. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Depends: What type of hernia is it or where is it located? Small hernias, without symptoms, that do not contain loops of intestine can be watched. But it would be best to see a surgeon to discuss what your risks are with and without surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hernia's after disc surgery on your lower back?

Maybe: If there was an incision on the front of your abdominal wall, you can get a hernia at that incision site. It occurs 15-20% of the time. You may need to see a general surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia femoral surgery?

What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia  femoral  surgery?

Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

Assuming that: you are talking about inguinal hernia, you should have surgery if you have any symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, or distension. Consult with surgeon for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with GRED and hital hernia, after surgery will I be able to lift weights again?

I have been diagnosed with GRED and hital hernia, after surgery will I be able to lift weights again?

Hiatal hernia GERD: First line therapy for hiatal hernia and gerd, (acid/bile reflux) is medications to lower the acid. If you fail medical therapy, then surgery may help you. Damaged/scarred lower esophagus and cancer can occur with NO therapy. Okay to ask your regular doc about medical therapy. A scope/EGD will be helpful to diagnose and help plan future therapies. Be cautious about surgery before medication. ...Read more

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Should i continue medication with left 6 mm C5 hernia and could it be treated succeccfully without surgery?

Should i continue medication with left 6 mm C5 hernia and could it be treated succeccfully without surgery?

Depends: You mean herniation of c 5 disc which ihas a very disabbling effect on upper exreimity, yes if you dont have any neurological signs , then medications and physical therapy, if there is neurological signs need immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent danage. ...Read more

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How easy is for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery and cover it?

How easy is  for hernia mesh to break or get missplaced ? Do abdominals heal as before surgery  and cover it?

Unlikely: Mesh rarely, if ever, breaks. There was one hernia mesh product that is no longer used that did break. Hernia meshes now are quite stable. They can shrink and occasionallyove or migrate slightly. Mesh is always covered by a layer of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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I amm having 0.6mm an umbelical hernia does i really need a surgery i am having little pain once in a week or 10 days?

I amm having 0.6mm an umbelical hernia does i really need a surgery i am having little pain once in a week or 10 days?

It's up to you: The risk of this type of hernia getting worse is low. Have it repaireed if you want to prevent it from getting worse, or want to try to releive the symptoms. Weigh these issues against the risks of surgery, which are low, but exist. Talk to your surgeon to discuss before the repair if you still have questions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 88 and too old for surgery, I have incisional hernia and want a natural way to help. Can you recommend something?

Hernia Belt: There are hernia belts that work to keep the hernias reduced. They aren't great but something to try if you really do not want surgery. ...Read more

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Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?

Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?

Varies: Tv really does vary. It is not so much the "size" of the surgery that is important for long term good results in an incisional hernia repair as it is to have a good, strong repair that will make it less likely to recur. Discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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At what age do doctors perform surgery for hernias in children? How soon can doctors perform the surgery to correct a hernia?

At what age do doctors perform surgery for hernias in children? How soon can doctors perform the surgery to correct a hernia?

Children : Children with a hernia can fix it at any age as long as the child is healthy. It is very important to specify what kind of hernia is being discussed. Some hernia at the umbilicus (belly button) will close on their own and usually do not need to be fixed but some do. Most groin or inguinal hernias need to be fixed and surgery usually is performed at any age it is discovered and when the child is healthy enough to undergo surgery. Rarely it is performed in an emergency situation. ...Read more

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I found out today that I have a hernia. Are there any restrictions as to what i can and cannot do until I have surgery to fix it?

I found out today that I have a hernia. Are there any restrictions as to what i can and cannot do until I have surgery to fix it?

Yes: Without knowing the exact hernia condition, i can say that generally speaking, you should avoid any vigorous exercise or lifting anything more than 10 pounds. These are very general restrictions and you may need to be more or less restrictive based on your particular condition. ...Read more

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I have a recuring hernia that came back from years ago shoul I have surgery. It bothers me sometimes and make my stomac hurt sometimes I am 61 yr old

I have a recuring hernia that came back from years ago shoul I have surgery. It bothers me sometimes and make my stomac hurt sometimes I am 61 yr old

I : I do not know where your hernia is located. Generally a hernia that recurs or comes back, and is causing you symptoms or discomfort, should be repaired as long as you are otherwise fairly healthy. You should first see your doctor to be sure that you do have another hernia. ...Read more