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Hernia Pain An Emergency
No--depends on...: ...What is "stuck" within the hernia. The most common tissue "incarcerated" is fat from just beneath the muscles; this is often painless. If it is internal fat from the omentum, this can be painful. If it is a loop of intestine, this causes a bowel obstruction or even compromise of the blood supply to the intestine ("strangulated" hernia)--this is usually very painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more
Unlikely: Fibromyalgia is a relatively poorly understood disease, but is not thought to be caused by inguinal hernia repair. Any surgical procedure however is likely to be more painful and have a longer recovery in patients with fibromyalgia compared to those without. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: It can, but the overall chance is low. Even though the chance is low, it is unpredictable if it will happen to you or not. Additionally, unit happens, it can be life threatening. Also, planned repair is generally associated with less risk than emergency repair, and you can pick your surgeon for planned repair. Check the Americas hernia Society website to find the surgeon interested in hernia repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: The most common type of hernia (in the groin) would not cause intestinal bleeding unless the intestine were strangled in the hernia -- and this would cause many more problems than simple bleeding. Hiatal herniae can facilitate acid refluxing into the esophagus which may lead to ulcers or erosions which may case esophageal bleeding, but not usually intestinal. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Why would the end of a hernia wound incision open(5mm) 1 year after an inguinal abdominal hernia operation?
Edges rolled: The skin did not heal.and infection can do it too. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Could lower back pain that radiates around hip to 4 1/2 month iguinal laproscopic hernia repair be olioiguinal nerve pain or reoccurrence ?
Doubtful: While it is possible, it doesn't sound like that type of pain. Ilioinguinal nerve is also well away from the space where a laparoscopic inguinal hernia is. It could come in to play however if a tack was placed too deeply at the upper outer edge of the mesh. See your surgeon to find out if its bad enough. Recurrence would be more likely if there is a return of preop symptoms or a reducible bulge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It could: It could. However most times hernias are painless. I would have it looked at. ...Read more
Prev. Hernia repaired. Inguinal pain. No bulge. Ct clear. I think hernia, surgeon not. Female. No bulge first time either. Will pain management help?
Only emergency: Emergency room admissions are based on emergency only not on insurance. Even if you have insurance if hernia is not incarcerated will not get admitted , have to come electively to get it repaired. Go to your local hospital or city hospital they will make arrangements for repair of your hernia as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nephew is only 12 lbs at 7 months old -born at 5 lbs no complications-had emergency hernia repair at 4mnths they can't find what's wrong- anesthesia?
I have incisional hernia from old emergency appendix removal on & off light pain 4 over a year surgeon says lose 20lbs and wait why? Is this right?
He may: ...Want to correct the defect and would like to lose the wait to properly assess the condition as well do a better on you. If i would suffer from pain i would certainly try to lose the weight to help him help you! ...Read more
I'm sixty nine year old female with incisional hernia, not painful. Surgeon says not an emergency. Because of recurrence factor want to avoid surgery?
Complex issue: In general, recurrent incisional hernias are difficult to repair (may be why there is a recurrence). Best to see a general or plastic surgeon with experience, expertise and interest in repair of complex incisional hernias. Options are observation, open/lap repair, or use if muscle flaps and/or a variety of mesh. Check Americas Hernia Society website to find a surgeon interested in hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had a hernia for over a year now. Last four days I have had painful diarrhea, thrown up, dizzy, and feel warm. Not sure if its a emergency. ?
Had laparascopic hernia repair (mesh) two days ago. Late this afternoon my scrotum swelling increased greatly as did the discoloration. Emergency?
I had a emergency appendectomy also a umbilical hernia removed 9 days ago. Incision sealed with glue. When can I take a bath? how long wait for sex?
Discuss w surgeon: These are questions that should be a part of your post operative care. Ask your surgeon if the instructions were not clear. ...Read more
I had emergency perferated ulcer surgery a few years ago i end up with a isional hernia had surgery for that but it didnt work now when i cough sneeze?
I had emergency surgery for a strangulated hernia had to remove 2 inches small bowel do to gangrenous.i I am 3 weeks into recovery I am eating well bu?
Question cut off: Please resubmit & include a clear & specific question. P.S I hope you are doing better. ...Read more
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
2 drs suspect hiatal hernia. Appt w/gi not fr 3 wks. Pain under ribs, can't breathe deeply, no appetite, full after 2 bites. When is it an emergency?
Hiatal hernia: Assuming you have a hiatal hernia, it is an emergency when you develop any of the following: can't get liquids down, develop severe pain, have nausea or vomiting, chest pain, or shortness of breath. With large hiatal hernias, the stomach can slide into the chest and get twisted, or impair pulmonary function as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had umbilical hernia surgery and believe I have it again i have nausea and am extremely tired with pain do I need to go to an emergency room?
Is lower ab pain and bloating 4 days post op from bilateral inguinal hernia repair an emergency? I am only peeing 1/4 cup at a time
Here are some...: As answered in another Q of yours, go to ER to be checked out. Hopefully, all of these are temporarily related with surgical pain, anesthesia, pain medication, etc. Such postop conditions is prone to develop in patients who might have gradually slowed down their urine flow for years in the past. So, go to ER to be checked out. How to get things done right? Follow instructions as described. ...Read more
I have a long lump along the inguinal canal, which comes and goes and wasn't seen when they did sonogram for hernias. Pressures above right testicle, dizziness, limb numbness, bloody taste. Emergency?
Inguinal hernia: Which was decompressed at time of sonogram. Is likely diagnosis. It is an emergency if you can't push it back. Need to go to er if can not be pushed back as this could be an incarcerated hernia. See general surgeon, if it can be pushed back. Sonograms are not reliable to detect decompressed inguinal hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have painful scar tissue 10 months after emergency open abdominal surgery? It's always these 2 exact separate ares on my upper abdomen (hurts to press on) and often get me doubled up after eating or exercise. MD didn't think hernia
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"Hole in the Wall": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone of rx is surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
"Hole-in-the-Wall": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone of rx is surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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