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Hernia Repair Failure Symptoms
Hernia failure: Hernia recurrence is 1-5% after surgery. Poor tissue, obesity, steroid medications, infections and possibly return to heavy work too soon can be some possible reasons. Many causes are unknown. Symptoms would be the same swelling, bulge & discomfort at the hernia site. Would need a physical examination with your surgeon. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 ...Read more
How long does it take for atrophic testes to lose function, how long is the process and what are the symptoms if caused by hernia repair?
Few weeks: If the hernia surgery caused the atrophy, the the reason was that the blood supply of the testicle was compromised , it will cause the testicle to atrophy within the first three months, generally speaking there are no symptoms. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What symptoms would I have if i had a reoccurrence 4 1/2 months post - op iguinal laprascopic hernia repair ?
A bulge : The clear sign of a recurent hernia is a bulge or protrusion in the same area as the previous repair. While that might be associated with some pain, pain alone is more likely post surgical at four months. If you are worried go back and see the surgeon who did the previous repair. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I know its unlikely but if i get atrophic testes after my bilateral hernia repair what would be its symptoms? Im 16, no mesh a will be done laparoscop
They get smaller: The only way that you could get atrophy of the testes from a surgical procedure is if the artery to the testicles is compromised. The testicular artery comes off of the artery to the kidneys, runs down to the groin behind the lining of the abdomen then descends through a canal into the scrotum and thence to the testicle. Both arteries would have to be injured to have both testicles atrophy. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can an umbilical hernia repair rupture a few weeks after surgery? If so, what are the symptoms? It has been 3 weeks and I am afraid to affect it.
Return of hernia lum: Return to surgeon for re-examination or get second opinion ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Minimally invasive: Hernia's are being approached by minimally invasive techniques. This allows the repair by small incisions. This allows you to return to work sooner and causes less scar. To repair the hernia the trend is to use artificial material. The quality of repair using cameras and artificial material seems to work well and last a long time. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had open hernia repair last thursday--and there so much info out there about when to return to exercise. What is the correct answer?
Take your time: There are many different opinions on how soon a person can resume exercise postop. I like to have patients wait 4 wks and then slowly increase activity based on how they feel. Be smart and don't overdo it and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Yes: Lose weight if you are overweight. If you smoke, cut-down or better yet, quit. If you are a diabetic, make sure it is well-controlled. Ask your doctor about stopping blood thinners if you are taking any. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends on the type: The cost of hernia repair depends on the type of hernia, where it is done (hospital vs. Outpatient surgery center), and the techniques and mesh used to repair it. Hernia repairs are covered by health insurance but many general surgeons can offer self-pay pricing for common hernia repair such as inguinal, umbilical, and incisional hernias from $1-5k depending on the type of hernia. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
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