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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...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 is a hernia? Can woman get them?

What is a hernia? Can woman get them?

A hole: And abdominal wall or groin hernia is literally a hole in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents may protrude, causing a lump and/or pain. Belly button hernias are very common in women, and though they are less common then men, women can get groin hernias as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What part of a womans body get hernias?

All over: Abdominal wall hernias occur in the groin, belly button, midline between the breast bainr and belly button, or off to the side of the belly button in the lower quadrants. Rarely can occur on the back. Typically seen as a lump under the skin that may cause discomfort, and feels like you can push it back in to the abdomen. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hernia in women usually?

What are the symptoms of a hernia in women usually?

Pain and/or lump: Usually pain or discomfort, often associate with a lump felt under the skin. Chronic pelvic pain is also a possibility, but very difficult to tell for sure, as there are many causes I pelvic pain in women. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hernia in women and location?

What are the symptoms of hernia in women and location?

Pain and/or a lump: Symptoms and location are usually the same as for men, but hernias in general are less common in women. See a general surgeon for a consultation for more info. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

Same: As far as I understand, these are both terms used to describe a hernia support system that may temporarily hold an inguinal or groin hernia in place. They both mean the same thing to me. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a hernia in women or don? T they have them?

What are symptoms of a hernia in women or don? T they have them?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. ...Read more

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Is woman on top advisable in sex when male member has got hernia problem?

Is woman on top advisable in sex when male member has got hernia problem?

No problem: Intercourse generally does not cause issues with hernias unless you are having pain from the hernia in general. Most positions are fine unless you are lifting her thus increasing intra-abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Could a young woman bare children after having three (different) hernias repaired without mesh?

Could a young woman bare children after having three (different) hernias repaired without mesh?

Hernia reapir: Is not related to the ability to become pregnant. Pregnancy could stretch out or cause a hernia recurrence in some. Ask your Obstetrician your concerns. ...Read more

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Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

No: Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities. ...Read more

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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read more

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Is it common for women in there forties to get a hernia in pubic area?

Is it common for women in there forties to get a hernia in pubic area?

No: Suprapubic areas are rare. More common are femoral hernias and inguinal hernias, and still more uncommon than in men. ...Read more

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Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed on endoscopy or upper G.I. Contrast study. Small hiatal hernias are typically completely asymptomatic. The hiatal hernia would not be associated with weight problems unless it prevented you from eating in which case you may have unplanned weight loss. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia belts?

Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

Same one as in men: General surgeon usually handles hernia in majority of times repairs, others also trained to treat like Gyn, GU Plastic surgeons etc ...Read more

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Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

Should I wear my hernia belt while I run?

If it helps.: A hernia belt may help support an area where a hernia is present, which can minimize the discomfort related to the hernia. Furthermore, it may reduce the risk of bowel getting stuck in the hernia, although this is unproven. Ultimately, the best thing to do would be to have the hernia surgically repaired--at 32, you are awfully young for wearing a hernia belt. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman with hernia be pregnant?

Please tell me, could a woman with hernia be pregnant?

Absolutely: Being pregnant causes the intra-abdominal pressure to increase and leads to a higher incidence to form or exacerbate an existing hernia. ...Read more

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Am 42 year old female just diagnosed with diminutive hiatus hernia. My q is is life threatening & can it be completely cured with medications?

No, and no: A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach is protruding up into the chest cavity. This is rarely life threatening, and only when the hernia is quite large, so shouldn't be an issue for you unless it gets larger, which typically takes years. This anatomical condition can only be repaired with a surgical procedure. Medications may help reflux symptoms, but will not fix the hernia. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernias and hysterectomies be hereditary. A lot of women in my family had both happen to them, but mostly hysterectomies in their late 30s?

Hysterectomy: Hysterectomy is just a surgical procedure. Hernias can be hereditary. Hysterectomies are done due to fibroids, bleeding, pain etc. There are certain genes that can predipose to uterine conditons and ovarian cancer and even colon cancer, all at the same time. ...Read more

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My family dr. Said I have a hernia and"cystocele with prolapse". I am a 51 year old female. What needs to be done? What type of dr do I need to see, and what needs to be done. How many surgeries will it take to fix the problem? How long would my recovery

My family dr. Said I have a hernia and"cystocele with prolapse". I am a 51 year old female. What needs to be done? What type of dr do I need to see, and what needs to be done. How many surgeries will it take to fix the problem? How long would my recovery

You: You should be evaluated by a urogynecologic surgeon who has experience with repairing these type of hernias which can be quite complicated. If you are over weight, then losing weight is perhaps the most important thing that you can do. In addition, avoid constipation and straining when you urinate. ...Read more

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Bochdalek hernia 3cm in50yr old female any treatment?

Bochdalek hernia 3cm in50yr old female any treatment?

Depends: These types of congenital diaphragm hernias are commonly seen on abdominal ct scans done for other reasons, and are usually not dangerous, as they have typically been present for many years, cause no symptoms, and only contain a small amount fat so are not at risk to become strangulated. Large hernias are a different story, and may need surgical repair by a experienced general or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Female, 67, good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Female, 67, good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias can come and go, get better (especially with weight loss), and can get worse (with time and age, weight gain, increased abdominal pressure). They can cause acid reflux, feeling full early, chest pain and even feeling short of breath). Good luck. ...Read more

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Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs. Its not painful, except cosmetic. .. I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should I go for surgery?

Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs. Its not painful, except cosmetic. .. I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should I go for surgery?

Maybe: What you need to do is see a surgeon for a consultation, and explicitly let the surgeon know what your goals of operation are. The surgeon should then let you know how realistic it will be to meet those goals with surgery. ...Read more

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I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

Hernia causes: The most common causes of hernia are exertion and hereditary reasons.
Hernias are less common in women than in men. I would be skeptical that intercourse would result in a hernia. ...Read more

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Can excessive sex lead to an inguinal hernia in a male or female?

Can excessive sex lead to an inguinal hernia in a male or female?

Nope: So enjoy yourself because it won't cause a hernia. But if you have a hernia, it might aggravate it. ...Read more

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Is there anyway short of surgery to see if you have a hernia? Female, hernia repaired once, inguinal. I think I ruptured it again. No mesh.

Hernia diagnosis: Generally, a physical exam by an experienced hernia surgeon is all that is required. When in doubt, an ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm sixty nine year old female with incisional hernia, not painful. Surgeon says not an emergency. Because of recurrence factor want to avoid surgery?

Complex issue: In general, recurrent incisional hernias are difficult to repair (may be why there is a recurrence). Best to see a general or plastic surgeon with experience, expertise and interest in repair of complex incisional hernias. Options are observation, open/lap repair, or use if muscle flaps and/or a variety of mesh. Check Americas Hernia Society website to find a surgeon interested in hernia. ...Read more

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I'm the 55 yr old female with the diastasis, and hernias. These hernias are in my stomach, sorry but not hiatal. That is how I found out about the diasts?

I'm the 55 yr old female with the diastasis, and hernias. These hernias are in my stomach, sorry but not hiatal. That is how I found out about the diasts?

Hernia vs diastasis: The abdominal wall is built like a layer cake, with skin, fat, muscle and a tough lining called fascia. A hernia is a hole or weakness in the muscle and fascia. A diastasis is different. All the layers are ok, but the muscle doesn't come together in the middle. Most people don't need to have a diastasis repaired and they're not dangerous because there's no hole for things to get stuck in. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Yes: Sometimes small hernias can be present with a visible bulge. Obesity can also hide a bulge. Ultrasound or ct scan, and even operation are sometimes necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause chest pain in a 20 yr old woman?

Can a hiatal hernia cause chest pain in a 20 yr old woman?

Yes: Quick tip if you have hiatal hernia drink a cup of water and jump with hands up this will drag hernia down. ...Read more