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Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Maybe: If you have a simple sliding hiatal hernia repaired laparoscopically you can frequently be discharged the same day. If you have a more complex paraesophageal or foramen of bochdalek hernia expect to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having laparoscope fr endometriosis, poss on diaphragm; chst CT shows bochdalek hernia. Shld it be fixed? 43, sev ongoing sx, chest tight/dyspnea/pain

Having laparoscope fr endometriosis, poss on diaphragm; chst CT shows bochdalek hernia. Shld it be fixed? 43, sev ongoing sx, chest tight/dyspnea/pain

Maybe: Bochdalek hernias are there from birth, and are commonly found on ct scans. Right sided hernias typically contain a small amount of fat, are asymptomatic, and can be safely watched. Left sided hernias can be like this, but may contain the stomach or other organs. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia for a consultation. Bring the ct scan! ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Very unlikely: You usually need to have special studies done with contrast to actually show this. Rarely it might show up on an upright chest x-ray, but not on a supine abdominal film. You may have misunderstood that the x-ray itself was the reason your doctor suspects hiatus hernia. ...Read more

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I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that i can do to keep it from strangulating?

I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen.   I've already had several repaired.    Is there anything that i can do to keep it from strangulating?

Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read more

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Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious?. It increase abdomen size ? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia  operation  is serious?.  It increase abdomen size ?  How to  solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Depends: Some amount of fluid is expected with the associated tissue injury. It depends if it is more than usual, there are signs of inflammation, associated or systemic signs like fever noted.....then infection or if bruishing....bleeding possible. See PMD for better evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past and have another one on my left side of my abdomen can I get pregnant?

I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past  and have another one  on my left side  of my abdomen  can I get pregnant?

Yes : Whether or not you can get pregnant has nothing to do with the hernias. It is ok to get pregnant with previous hernia repairs. Unclear where the left sided hernia is. If it is in the groin, I would consider repair before getting pregnant. It is probably best to ask your hernia surgeon and have a check up to get a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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 pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Ask about ADM: Acellular dermal matrixes ("adm") are exactly the biomaterials that you are asking about. There are a number of types, including ones sourced from pigs. And yes, they can be used in hernia repairs. Speak to your local general surgeon about this option. ...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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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

Not enough info: You have not given enough information to answer your question. It would help if you describe the exact location of the lump and some characteristics of the lump such as size, consistency, how moveable it is, whether it is associated with pain or not, and whether it changes in size or consistency. The more information the better. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more