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Hernia Large Intestine
It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at time become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bowel obstruction, called incarcerated hernia, and requires emergent surgery. How to handle sickness correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
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
Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause an obstruction and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sliding hernia or spigelian hernia, which one has a higher chance of causing intestinal obstruction?
Depends: Depends on the size of the defect in the abdominal wall, and whether or not there is intestine that is included in the herniated contents. Both types of hernia can and have in the past caused intestinal obstruction. Odds are in your favor that it will not cause an obstruction. That does not predict the future however. See a general surgeon for consultation to find out more. ...Read more
Yes, but not alone: The large intestine has been transplanted many times in the past, but only as part of a small intestine transplant. The large intestine has two jobs: hold stool and absorb fluid. For this reason, it is beneficial in intestine transplant patients to avoid diarrhea and dehydration. However, the risks of immune suppression medication don't warrant large intestine transplant by itself. ...Read more
Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal from the chest cavity. All people have a hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; this is called the hiatus of the diaphragm. This hole can become enlarged, allowing the esophagus and stomach to yo-yo up into the chest, causing reflux (gerd). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A regular chest x-ray should reveal a large hiatal hernia, but if done for another purpose it could be missed. Ct scan can also miss this if they are looking for something else. Very unlikely to be missed on an upper GI contrast study or esophagram. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends but rare: Omentum inside the hernia sac is a low risk incarceration. In comparison if a loop of bowel were stuck/incarcerated in the hernia sac this can turn into ischemia bowel with perforation, very serious health risk. There have been cases where a tumor/cancer in the omentum is the lead point to hernia incarceration, a coincidence. Best to get checked by your doc, get the hernia repaired. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool in small Intestine means obstruction?Ct shows intussusception & stool in small intestine ,stool seen in exploratory surgery,surgeon did nothing
When I have gas almost seems as gut popped out. What may this be? Its near my post op inguinal hernia scar? Left side, maybe large bowel passing gas?
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
I have a hernia near my bellybutton that's quite large across my abdomen. What test would be needed to really get an image of this hernia? Ultrasound?
Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until i can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?
Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more
M58, could chewing 10 teaspoon fulls of flax seed cause intestinal obstruction at the site of hernia.(i am person with large inguinal hernia)?
Flaxseed problems: Flaxseed has been reported as a contributing factor to bowel obstruction, particularly when taken in large amounts with inadequate water intake. Additionally, flaxseed can lower blood sugar, so regular glucose monitoring is essential . Flaxseed has many health benefits when taken in moderation in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more
Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!
Costochondritis?: you could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and inflammation of the small intestines, now had bloods done for celiac disease why is this ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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