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Can I get a hernia even if I didn't have a c-section?

Can I get a hernia even if I didn't have a c-section?

Yes: Hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall though which abdominal contents can protrude, can be present without having surgery. In fact, almost all pregnant women get a hernia at the belly button, but this usually does not cause problems, or need to be repaired. Consider repair if enlarging or painful. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a hernia as a child & if I ever have kids & have to have a c- section, will I be cut in the same place since it left a scar?

I had a hernia as a child & if I ever have kids & have to have a c- section, will I be cut in the same place since it left a scar?

Hernia and c/section: If you had an inguinal hernia (hernia in the groin) or a umbilical hernia (hernia around your belly button) then unfortunately they would not go through the same scar. Typically the c/section scar is right above your pubic bone. Generally the OB keeps it small and in a spot that would be hidden by a bikini. ...Read more

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I had a c section with my first child and after a year got a hernia but I want to get pregnant this year, should I repair it first or do it afterwards?

I had a c section with my first child and after a year got a hernia but I want to get pregnant this year, should I repair it first or do it afterwards?

Hernia: Hernia repair followed by pregnancy is associated with hernia recurrence. Depending on where your hernia is located and how you plan to deliver need to be discussed with your doc/OB to help decide what is best for you. Be well, take friend or family with you to doctor visit. ...Read more

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I ha a C-section a few weeks ago and now have a big lump about 2 inches above my scar. Is this a hernia and is it dangerous?

I ha a C-section a few weeks ago and now have a big lump about 2 inches above my scar. Is this a hernia and is it dangerous?

Need evaluation: Your obgyn needs to evaluate you, preferably today or tomorrow. It could be a hernia, a collection of fluid under your scar, an infection, or nothing of concern. But without putting hands on your belly it is impossible to tell. ...Read more

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After my c section my stomach has been bloated real bad and pains. What concerns me too is that I have a hernia and I think it has got bigger.

After my c section my stomach has been bloated real bad and pains. What concerns me too is that I have a hernia and I think it has got bigger.

See your doctor: If your are concerned about a hernia see your doctor. They may want to refer you to a surgeon to evaluate for a hernia, which requires surgical repair ...Read more

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I have incisional hernia of 0.9cm from my c section. What should I do? Should I go for operation? Will I be able to conceive after hernia operation?

I have incisional hernia of 0.9cm from my c section. What should I do? Should I go for operation? Will I be able to conceive after hernia operation?

Up to you and yes: It is a decision that you must make in consultation with your doctor about whether or not to have this hernia repaired. If you do it will not effect your ability to conceive in the future. ...Read more

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I had hernia surgery with mesh repair in 2011 I'm pregnant now due in sept I want to know about complications and if I will beable to have a c section?

I had hernia surgery with mesh repair in 2011 I'm pregnant now due in sept I want to know about complications and if I will beable to have a c section?

Likely to have...: No complications. Depends somewhat on what type of hernia and where the mesh was placed. The mesh should be well healed in place at the hernia surgery site. A c-section, if needed, would also likely be alright as well and the mesh not as issue, but need to discuss in detail with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?

Not on the internet: I am sorry to report but this specific question has to be answered by a professional who has examined you and knows your full history. It is a very valid question but must be asked of the doctor caring for you. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether this painful lump on my right side under my c-section, is a femoral hernia or cancer?

How can I determine whether this painful lump on my right side under my c-section, is a femoral hernia or cancer?

See a doctor: Have a physical examination with you obstetrician or your doctor to see what you may have. ...Read more

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What to do my stomach seems swollen 9mis after my c section I look like I'm 3mos pregnant also I have a hernia from previous baby?

What to do my stomach seems swollen 9mis after my c section I look like I'm 3mos pregnant also I have a hernia from previous baby?

Hernia: Hi you should definitely follow up to see if there is any reason for the swelling...It is possible to have uterine enlargement and ovarian cysts that can cause problems with abdominal bloating. The hernia could also cause problems with your bowels so should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with femoral hernia in right groin region. I had c-section in Aug'14. which surgery would be fine for me (laproscopy or open)?

I have been diagnosed with femoral hernia in right groin region. I had c-section in Aug'14. which surgery would be fine for me (laproscopy or open)?

Laparoscopic: For a femoral hernia laparoscopic repair has definitely showed superiority over open. The recurrence rate for open is still too high the laparoscopic repair have less than 5% recurrence comparing to 35% for open and pain is definitely less with laparoscopic than open
This information only apply to the femoral hernia ...Read more

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Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?

Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?

Umbilical hernia: Sedation usually wears off in a few hours depending on which local they used. The recovery is similar to C-section. Make sure to stay on top of the pain. Watch out for constipation. Start off with bland foods and work your way back to a normal diet. Drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for signs of infection (redness, pain, swelling, and fever). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will I be able to carry my pregnancy to full term after I have had two C-section procedures one ambilicasurgical hernia operation and one hernia repai?

Should be fine: I have had several patients carry pregnancies to term after hernia repairs. It's a complex issue though, so make sure to get your prenatal care on a regular basis. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia. What are the symptoms? Is it necessary to have surgery right away? I had a c-section with a horizontal incision about 16 years ago. There is a slight bulge (golf ball to tangerine size) on my lower abdomen near the left end of whe

Consult a surgeon: Please see your primary care or your ob/gyn first but if the lump only appeared recently then it may not be related to your c-section. It could be an inguinal hernia or a femoral hernia and you will need a consultation and treatment by a surgeon. If indicated they may order a scan to rule out other issues or confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn referred me to a surgeon for a periumbilical hernia I have an apt on?

Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn referred me to a surgeon for a periumbilical hernia I have an apt on?

Go to surgeon: You need to follow through with a surgeon visit as a peri umbilical hernia indicates that there is usually a loop of intestine underneath that protrusion that can get trapped and it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia repaired with mesh in my lower left abdomen. .. I am 25 weeks pregnant. .. Will I have any complications? C section?

I had an inguinal hernia repaired with mesh in my lower left abdomen. .. I am 25 weeks pregnant. .. Will I have any complications? C section?

Inguinal mesh: Any foreign object can cause problems. However the frequent prenatal visits you will have during your pregnancy should prevent anything serious from occurring. Remember to alert your OB to the presence of the mesh, so they can assess you for any swelling or discomfort in the left inguinal area. Here's to a happy, healthy baby! ...Read more

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In June 2014 operated for inguinal hernia a mesh was inserted. Now 37 weeks pregnant, is it safe to deliver vaginally or should I ask for a C-section?

Inguinal hernia: Vaginally could still be ok, better ask your doctor what he or she prefers under your circumstances ...Read more

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I have a hernia! Is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr. Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als

I have a hernia! Is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr. Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als

As tolerated: Activity level should be limited by pain and discomfort, not by a fear it will get worse. The hernia can be mistaken for it be an inguinal hernia which has a different technique of repair. In either case, there is a risk that it will get worse unexpectedly. The risk of observation and operation are low, and you should see a general surgeon for a consult to make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read more

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4wks since csection and I eventually want to go back to lifting weights and cross fit but I'm scared of getting a hernia.?

4wks since csection and I eventually want to go back to lifting weights and cross fit but I'm scared of getting a hernia.?

6 weeks: You should be waiting at least 6 weeks, and I usually recommend 8 weeks before lifting weights after a C-Section. Remember, it is major abdominal surgery and you need to give your body time to heal. When you do start exercising, start out light and listen to your body. Cross fit is okay as long as you feel okay after you do it. Don't overdo it. ...Read more

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My hernia has went back inside and won't come out. I have had it for 2 year. It is fairly small and located next to my csection scar.?

My hernia has went back inside and won't come out. I have had it for 2 year. It is fairly small and located next to my csection scar.?

Small incisional: Hernias it can happen, omentum (fat apron) covers the opening, . I you have no pain can leave it alone speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How is umbilical hernia recovery compared to csection recovery. Have 5 kids under 7 and no help. Can surgery be done with local not general?

How is umbilical hernia recovery compared to csection recovery. Have 5 kids under 7 and no help. Can surgery be done with local not general?

2 weeks, local OK: Recovery from umb. hernia repair is about 15 days in most cases. That would be no lifting more than 10 lbs and no physical exercise except walking. Can be done with mild sedation and local, and I have performed this using just local in a trim, motivated patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my abdomen since my csection of twins. No hernia detected. Laying down and pressing on belly button there is a huge hole in abdomen?

I've had pain in my abdomen since my csection of twins. No hernia detected. Laying down and pressing on belly button there is a huge hole in abdomen?

Could be a hernia: This depends on what you mean by huge hole. Some people will have a hernia at the belly button called an umbilical hernia that can be repaired as a simple surgical procedure. Others have a separation of the muscles called a diastasis. This can also be fixed surgically but is cosmetic in nature. This diastasis is not isolated to the belly button. ...Read more