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Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Seroma: This usually occurs and i tend to see more of these when i repair these hernias laparoscopically rather than open. This will usually resolve or improve by 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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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In inguinal hernia repair surgery, does injury to the cremaster muscle/s usually occurs?

In inguinal hernia repair  surgery, does injury to the cremaster muscle/s usually occurs?

Yes, because: It is inherent part of surgery, especially if it is indirect type of inguinal hernia. Cremaster muscle injury usually is of little if any clinical significance. Ask your surgeon to explain to you with a diagram, because it is difficult to explain without drawing a picture. ...Read more

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M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Does a hernia surgery in the scrotum afect fertility?

Maybe...: During hernia repair, particularly in young boys, the vas deferens (tube that carries sperm) can be damaged and scar, preventing sperm passage. Rarely, in adults having this operation, the testiculat blood supply can be compromised and cause shrinkage or even loss of a testicle, which can affect fertility. But keep in mind, most hernia repairs go well without any problems. ...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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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries?  Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

It could.: Beside physical exam, ct is the "gold standard" for detecting recurrent hernia. However, since the hernia may be transiet (comes and goes) it might not be "seen with any imaging study. ...Read more

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Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Here are some ...: If there was no right varicocele before right inguinal herniorrhaphy, there would be no surgically anatomical reason to cause right varicocele, but some post-herniorrhaphy hydrocele is likely. ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier.The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh.The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears.There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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Can a hernia repair and a prolapse repair be performed during the same operation? Can a hernia repair and a prolapse repair be performed during the same operation?

It : It depends on your overall medical conditions, and the possible difficulties or risks with each individual surgical procedure. I also do not know where your hernia is located. Often hernia repair surgery is performed with mesh, and if performing a "prolapse" surgery in the vaginal or rectal area, then cross-contamination and infection risks would be increased, possibly making hernia surgery repair with mesh not a good option at the same time of a "prolapse" surgery. Also if one of the surgical procedures is expected to be long or more complicated, then 2 surgical procedures at the same time may not be indicated. Lastly, I do know if you have found one surgeon who performs both procedures, or if you would need to find two separate surgeons who have expertise in the two different surgical procedures to work together at the same time. It may be difficult or medically not in your best interest to have 2 surgical procedures performed at the same time, but you would need to review all of this with your surgeon as each person's conditions are unique. ...Read more

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Does the presence of congenital hernias in children predispose to hernias in adulthood especially since the repair is only a herniotomy but no repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal?

Does the presence of congenital hernias in children predispose to hernias in adulthood especially since the repair is only a herniotomy but no repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal?

Unknown: As you said there is no repair of the posterior (floor) of the inguinal canal. However they are separate entities with different causes and one should not lead to the other or preclude it. Finally on occasion wih long standing child type hernias can lead to weak floors and this is usually reinforced if discovered at the first operation. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general  surgeon?

Speak with surgeon: A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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