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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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


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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. Read more

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Is it common for women in there forties to get a hernia in pubic area?

Is it common for women in there forties to get a hernia in pubic area?

No: Suprapubic areas are rare. More common are femoral hernias and inguinal hernias, and still more uncommon than in men. Read more

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Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed on endoscopy or upper G.I. Contrast study. Small hiatal hernias are typically completely asymptomatic. The hiatal hernia would not be associated with weight problems unless it prevented you from eating in which case you may have unplanned weight loss. Read more

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What is a hernia? Can woman get them?

What is a hernia? Can woman get them?

A hole: And abdominal wall or groin hernia is literally a hole in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents may protrude, causing a lump and/or pain. Belly button hernias are very common in women, and though they are less common then men, women can get groin hernias as well. Hope this helps! Read more

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What part of a womans body get hernias?

All over: Abdominal wall hernias occur in the groin, belly button, midline between the breast bainr and belly button, or off to the side of the belly button in the lower quadrants. Rarely can occur on the back. Typically seen as a lump under the skin that may cause discomfort, and feels like you can push it back in to the abdomen. Read more

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Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hernia in women usually?

What are the symptoms of a hernia in women usually?

Pain and/or lump: Usually pain or discomfort, often associate with a lump felt under the skin. Chronic pelvic pain is also a possibility, but very difficult to tell for sure, as there are many causes I pelvic pain in women. Read more

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What are the symptoms of hernia in women and location?

What are the symptoms of hernia in women and location?

Pain and/or a lump: Symptoms and location are usually the same as for men, but hernias in general are less common in women. See a general surgeon for a consultation for more info. Read more

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What are symptoms of a hernia in women or don? T they have them?

What are symptoms of a hernia in women or don? T they have them?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. Read more

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Is woman on top advisable in sex when male member has got hernia problem?

Is woman on top advisable in sex when male member has got hernia problem?

No problem: Intercourse generally does not cause issues with hernias unless you are having pain from the hernia in general. Most positions are fine unless you are lifting her thus increasing intra-abdominal pressure. Read more

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Could a young woman bare children after having three (different) hernias repaired without mesh?

Could a young woman bare children after having three (different) hernias repaired without mesh?

Hernia reapir: Is not related to the ability to become pregnant. Pregnancy could stretch out or cause a hernia recurrence in some. Ask your Obstetrician your concerns. Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. Read more

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What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

Same one as in men: General surgeon usually handles hernia in majority of times repairs, others also trained to terat like Gyn, GU Plastic surgeons etc Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman with hernia be pregnant?

Please tell me, could a woman with hernia be pregnant?

Absolutely: Being pregnant causes the intra-abdominal pressure to increase and leads to a higher incidence to form or exacerbate an existing hernia. Read more

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Am 42 year old female just diagnosed with diminutive hiatus hernia. My q is is life threatening & can it be completely cured with medications?

No, and no: A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach is protruding up into the chest cavity. This is rarely life threatening, and only when the hernia is quite large, so shouldn't be an issue for you unless it gets larger, which typically takes years. This anatomical condition can only be repaired with a surgical procedure. Medications may help reflux symptoms, but will not fix the hernia. Read more

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Can hiatal hernias and hysterectomies be hereditary. A lot of women in my family had both happen to them, but mostly hysterectomies in their late 30s?

Hysterectomy: Hysterectomy is just a surgical procedure. Hernias can be hereditary. Hysterectomies are done due to fibroids, bleeding, pain etc. There are certain genes that can predipose to uterine conditons and ovarian cancer and even colon cancer, all at the same time. Read more

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