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Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?

Yes, but no tap: And the best test for this would be a simple ultrasound, . Best to try to control the ascites before hernia repair. Also probably best to use a laparoscopic approach for certain hernia types. I would ask about this as well. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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My 1 year old has a big hernia can they do sugery?

My 1 year old has a big hernia can they do sugery?

Yes: Hernias in infants must be fixed. See a consultation with a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 65, have a right side hernia for 15 yrs and deathly afraid of mesh sugery?

I am 65, have a right side hernia for 15 yrs and deathly afraid of mesh sugery?

Two issues: you have a hernia for 15 years. You have a strong fear of surgery. For the fear you should talk to your doctor and get help. This could really hinder your life. For the hernia if it is not too big the surgery is safe and can be done with a camera. You may have a new joy in life after surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can surgery fix a hernia?

"close the hole": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac. This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue. ...Read more

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Do all hernias require surgery?

NO: Some may be able to be monitored and followed. Depending on the severity of any symptoms, the size, and location, and what type of hernia it is, will ultimately determine the best treatment, which as stated may or may not require surgery. See my tips on hernia care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I cure a hernia without surgery?

Cure for hernia : There is no known non-surgical cure for hernia, however not all hernias need to be fixed ! Meet with your surgeon to discuss the matter A truss can be worn or an abdominal binder to temporize matters but it doesn't cure the hernia which is an actual defect or hole in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

Does all hernias required surgery to fix?

No: Hernias come in all shapes and sizes. Smail hernias that are reducible and not worsening may not require surgery and only need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Do you need surgery for incitional hernias?

Incisional hernia: Incisional hernia requires surgery if they can't be reduced(pushed in) easily, are enlarging, painful or tender. I feel a general surgeon is best to advise and follow the patient, however. ...Read more

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Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

Hernia: Everyone is different. Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time. ...Read more

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