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Doctor insights on: Hernia During Pregnancy Symptoms

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

What should I expect with a hiatal hernia during my pregnancy?

Hiatal hernia: You may not experience any symptoms from your hiatal hernia during your pregnancy. On the other hand, you may develop heartburn and reflux which is quite common in pregnancy. If you develop these symptoms, you can take Prilosec otc daily, or get a prescription for another proton pump inhibitor which is generally felt to be safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is it like to have to deal with diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy?

What is it like to have to deal with diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy?

Variable: Most hiatal hernias don't cause any problems at all, even when pregnant. Reflux and heartburn are typically worse during pregnancy, even without a hiatal hernia. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) could be worse, but it is highly unlikely to exist in a pregnant patient (usually ages 60 and up). Check with your OB to find out more. ...Read more

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Do i need to wear any support during pregnancy with umbilical hernia? If yes when to start wear it?

Do i need to wear any support during pregnancy with umbilical hernia?  If yes when to start wear it?

No need: There is no need for support. Just make sure that you can push it in every night before going to bed. Try to coordinate repair with delivery. ...Read more

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I have a small umbilical hernia this happend during my last pregnancy 5ys ago. Is it ok/safe to get pregnant again?

I have a small umbilical hernia this happend during my last pregnancy 5ys ago. Is it ok/safe to get pregnant again?

Yes: If you didn't have any problems during your last pregnancy with your umbilical hernia, you probably won't have them with a subsequent hernia. Pregnancy tends to enlarge them and the larger an umbilical hernia is, the less likely it is to cause a serious health problem like entrapment of the intestines. ...Read more

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Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?

Developed umbilical hernia during pregnancy, shrunk on its own but still bludges. Can sex help it to shrink further or will it shrink on its own?

Anatomic separation: When a woman gets pregnant, the Right & Left rectus muscles separate & thin to cover the growing baby. The umbilicus can bulge, a weakness of the tissues between the R & L muscles. It gets smaller after delivery but does not go back to normal. If there is a hernia, a pouch of internal abdominal fat or intestinal contents, a small one may not need surgery. Exercises with ab muscles don't treat it. ...Read more

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Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby ?

Umbilical hernia during pregnancy , causes , risk to mother and baby 
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Umbilical hernia: An umbilical hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall at the umbilicus. The fascial layer is the layer that really holds us together. It has probably been there since birth. There is a small risk of bowel getting trapped in the hernia, but during pregnancy the bowel is pushed away from this area by the uterus. There is no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Could the staples from a previous bilateral femoral/ingnal hernia repair with mesh put a baby or placenta at risk during pregnancy?

Hernia repair: Whether done open or laparoscopic the mesh, tacks, and suture from the hernia repairs will incorporate into your own tissue. Once the healing process is complete then the material utilized for the repair becomes part of your own tissue and pregnancy can go on safely without any risk of the fetus. ...Read more

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Am i likely to develop a hernia because i’m pregnant? I've experienced some constipation during my pregnancy, and i think i remember my doctor saying something about a hernia and being careful not to do too much.

Am i likely to develop a hernia because i’m pregnant? I've experienced some constipation during my pregnancy, and i think i remember my doctor saying something about a hernia and being careful not to do too much.

Constipation : Constipation is very common during pregnancy and usually can be improved with dietary changes such as increasing fiber and increasing fluid intake. Alternatively, fiber supplements such as docusate can be effective. Hernias are an unusual development during pregnancy but an umbilical hernia (belly button) is the most common. They frequently get smaller after delivery but will not go away completely without surgery. Listen to your doctor about any activity restrictions you may have during pregnancy whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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I got an inguinal hernia at 26 weeks pregnant. Can i still exercise (swimming etc.)? Can it be operated during pregnancy? Are there alternatives?

Talk to doctor: Surgery can be done during pregnancy. The only treatment for a hernia is surgery. You should talk to your doctor about whether they think you should have the surgery now, or wait until after the pregnancy isn't putting so much pressure on the hernia. ...Read more

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Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, i had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Can femoral hernia cause miscarriage? I've had 3.The hernia came out w/ 1st preg. Only during pregnancy, i had bowel spasms w/ 10/10 pain gone in 15 m

Doubtful : I think it is unlikely the femoral hernia had anything to do with a miscarriage, however anything is possible. Femoral hernias are at particular risk for becoming worse and turning into an emergency. It's probably a good idea to get a consultation from a general surgeon about repairing this. ...Read more

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25f i believe I have a umbellical hernia from my pregnancy! i think it has benn causes me pains?

Umbilical hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when things are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. This is a sign that you should have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if it is frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities. ...Read more

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Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Epigastric hernia with pregnancy?

Hernia: Not sure what the question is, but the only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. You would like to avoid this if possible, but may need to operate for unrelenting, severe pain or problems with the intestines related to the hernia. See a gernal surgeon, your ob, and sages.Org guidelines for laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy for more info. ...Read more

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Is mesh useful to help an umbilical hernia after pregnancy?

Yes: There are now a few products on the market specifically designed for small hernias at the umbilicus. Current data suggest lower recurrence rates with mesh, without mesh related complications at up to two years follow-up. Every case however is unique, so you will have to discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

What types of hernias can be detected in a fetus at the 3month pregnancy scan?Thank you in advance.

Bochdalek : By end of 12 wk of intra uterine life , development of diaphragm is almost complete, posterior lateral portion usually on left fail to fuse, resulting boachdalek hernia, same way anterior tendon , resulting margagni hernia, similarly ant abdominal wall defects , can be detected by sonography. ...Read more

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I'd a small umbilical hernia in my 1st pregnancy 15 yrs ago, it was repaired by itself, then again in the 2nd pregnancy, is truss useful to me?

Well.: If you the hernia does not cause any symptoms and you are ready to comply with the regimen of a truss go ahead. However, in time your abdominal muscles may get weaker and the hernia may grow in size and than you probably have to repair it anyhow. Have a surgeon see you and let him guide you as what would be the best for you. I would wear the truss only as a temporary measure. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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