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Hernia In Intestines Symptoms
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
How to what contents are in the hernia? What does fat fill like and what does intestines fill like?
Ask your doc is easy: It would be much easier to refer a Q of this nature to your doctor. Nonetheless, I will always love to answer. The contents inside a hernia sac may widely vary reflecting its dimension, location, and relationship with its nearby tissues & organs. With these in mind, one can easily imagine or guess what may get into its sac. Remember: Always seek help if hernia-related pain/swelling persists/worsen ...Read more
I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?
Outpatient!: Inguinal herniorraphy is a common procedure performed by a general surgeon. Even with a more complicated hernia, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. You will be sore for a week or so, but the risks allowing this hernia to incarcerate or strangulate argue against delaying repair. ...Read more
If there was hernia present in the testicle, wouldn't I be in pain? Wouldn't I feel pain in the abdomen if intestine goes through ab wall?
Not necessarily: You are likely describing an inguinal hernia, with bowel and fat contents herniating through abdomen into inguinal canal and sometimes into the scrotum. You may feel a bulge when performing heavy lifting, but typically a small hernia may not be painful at all. Extreme pain would only happen if the hernia twists on itself, which could cause bowel obstruction and a surgical emergency. ...Read more
See below: It is the other way around. Having an inguinal hernia means that there is a weakness of your tissues in that area and possibly bowel is coming in and out through that opening. Infrequently the bowel can come out but may not be able to go back in and get strangulated. Then it becomes an emergency. ...Read more
Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?
I have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and inflammation of the small intestines, now had bloods done for celiac disease why is this?
I have had some test done and they told me my stomach is not emptying into the small intestine correctly, can this be caused by a hernia.?
Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...Read more
Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?
Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more
I seem to have inguinal hernia without bulge. Is intestine strangulation still possible in this case?
Inguinal hernia causes nausea when part of intestine gets trapped. It is painful emergency situation. I feel nausea off and on w/o emergency, why?
Hernia: When a piece of intestine gets trapped in a hernia it may swell and cause the blood supply to become decreased. This may cause the portion of bowel to become damaged or die resulting in a medical emergency. If the hernia becomes tender or painful go to the ER immediately. They may be able to manually reduce the hernia and restore the blood supply or surgery may be needed. ...Read more
If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines. Why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when I got this done back in 98?
Can you feel and see your intestine move when you have thin abdominal wall muscles surgeon said no hernia?
Yes: Actually it is common for people with, we call it scaphoid abdomen, to see the peristaltic movement of the intestines against the abdominal wall. ...Read more
Is it more likely for pains and nausea in the stomach to be caused from a hernia wrapped around small intestine, or from diabietis?
Can scar tissue squeeze my intestines. I have had multiple surgeries on my stomach due to hernias and then surgeries from the complications from the f?
Adhesions: Scar tissue that forms as part of the natural healing process of abdominal surgery can form bands called "adhesions." the intestines may get wrapped around these adhesions becoming kinked and creating an obstruction. Most often these bowel obstructions resolve with conservative management. On occasions, surgery may be required to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more
Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?
Yes: esr non specific. High white count expected when stressed like post surgical. All single tests performed always require a clinical understanding. For instance an elevated ear and high white cell count after are concerning. But if a patient just had surgery and is doing better than the clinical situation is reassuring. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more
Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?
In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?
Both: Indirect inguinal hernia is through where the processus vaginalis was or is. Direct inguinal hernias come directly through the muscular floor of the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias come through the space next to the main blood vessels to the leg. Colelctively, this area is known as the myopectineal orifice. Thanks for asking! ...Read more
Fat-sac hernia in belly button; not intestine. Two days later hurts when moving, tender from doctor prodding? If strangulated, is it a constant pain?
Depends: Umbilical hernias are very common. Constant pain isn't typical of a reducible hernia, but can iccur when incarcerated, meaning it doesn't easily push back in. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated if the blood suppy to the herniated tissue is occluded. If just fat still not generally an emergency, but it is if intestine. If intestine typically other symptoms to:fever, nausea, emesis ...Read more
An intestinal hernia that usually feels hard when pressing to feel it, is now very soft/ doughy-like. Never had this feel soft before. Concern?
Bowel obstruction: By definition, if you have strangulated bowel in your hernia, you are obstructed. Usual symptoms include pain, nausea, bloating, and later with emesis and sepsis. As the bowel starts to die, you may have redness and swelling of the overlying soft tissue. It is considered a surgical emergency. ...Read more
M58, could hernia cause intestinal obstruction with out any pain or typical hernia inflammation. Thanks?
Yes, but atypical: Atypical presentations to common problems in medicine and surgery occurs but not very often. If the blockage from a hernia is partial, slowly progressive to allow compensation and not associated with peritoneal inflammation it may have very few to no symptoms at times, however the condition will soon go over a tipoff point and symptoms of incarceration and ultimately strangulation will develop. ...Read more
Can a hiatal hernia cause pains or discomfort? My dr says I have one but it isn't causeing my intestinal issues. That is unknown still.
Yes: Simple answer is yes. Sometimes if the bowel blockage requires resection of the intestine, hernia repair may be delayed or temporized. You don't want to risk contamination of hernia repair with bowel surgery. Some evidence exist that it is safe to repair hernias with mesh even when there is some contamination from bowel surgery. ...Read more
NO: A 'sports hernia' is a misnomer. It usually refers to pain at the public tubercle from tearing of the rectus sheath off the tubercle. This won't lead to intestinal blockage. A true hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and can lead to intestinal blockage if bowel is trapped in a defect. Good luck. ...Read more