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Hernia Support Belt For Men
Variable: Untreated, the hernia could get larger, or become incarcerated, which could lead to complications with repair, or require emergency care. While this could be serious, the chance it happens is probably very low. Having said that, it is also unpredictable. See a general surgeon for more info. ...Read more
Yes: Umbilical hernias are seen in bothGet a more detailed answer ›
Could hernia be operated successfully if yes then why are there many young and old men suffering from it.?
How common are inguinal hernias in younger men? Also, would the location typically cause pain at the VERY base of penis (crevice area right near penis)
Lifetime risk is 25%: Inguinal hernias are more common in men than women, due to the descent of the testicles from inside the abdomen to the scrotum. A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone is a typical physical finding, while burning or aching sensation at the bulge, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting is a common symptom. See your physician for confirmation by examination ...Read more
Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?
Ing. Hernias common: Indirect inguinal hernia repair is one of most common operations for pediatric surgeons & due to non closure of slip of peritoneum attached to & facilitating testicular descent. Are thus congenital and quite common into the 20s. Hernias in older men are due to weakness of abdominal wall musculature & are direct inguinal hernias. Indirect inguinal hernia could cause pain at penile base. ...Read more
Fitness?: Depends on how vigorous a man he is. Does he walk independently or is he bed-bound. Can he walk up stairs? Is he on 1 medication or 25 medications? Smoker? Obese? Exact age is less important than health. Some 78 years olds are medically much younger than some 50 year olds talk to your medical doctor. Generally these are not high risk surgeries. ...Read more
Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more
If it helps.: A hernia belt may help support an area where a hernia is present, which can minimize the discomfort related to the hernia. Furthermore, it may reduce the risk of bowel getting stuck in the hernia, although this is unproven. Ultimately, the best thing to do would be to have the hernia surgically repaired--at 32, you are awfully young for wearing a hernia belt. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the proceedure for checking an inginual hernia and can I continue to wear my panty girdle for support?
In most cases: Physical exam by a surgeon is all you need for accurate diagnosis of an inguinal hernia. In some cases, an ultrasound can provide more information. Panty girdle is probably not adequate support. Specially designed hernia truss is sometimes helpful, but surgery is best solution. Consult a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more
Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read more
1-4 weeks: The wide range of recovery time is due to individual variability and technique for repair. In general, a laparoscopic repair has 1-2 weeks less recover than an open repair. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia: Direct inguinal hernia is due to weakness or defect of abdominal wall muscles in the groin area - subject may always feel need to push it back. Not dangerous but uncomfortable. Indiect inuinal hernia is due an outpouching of the periteum (abdominal lining) alongside the testicular blood vessels and vas (sperm duct). These have a relative narrow neck, bowel can enter, get stuck and strangulate. Fix. ...Read more
How long do you have to wear the support underwear after hernia surgery? And is it ok I take it off for a day?
Unique question: This is not a normal situation for those of us who work in american medicine. Most hernia surgeries are done laparoscopically and there is little to no post operative pain or problems. I would bet, however, that your surgeon gave you post op instructions that should answer your question. If they did not this is a question to direct to your surgeon. ...Read more
Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs. Its not painful, except cosmetic. .. I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should I go for surgery?
I have hernia on l3-l4 and mild scoliosis, had physical teraphy and medical support. I am interested in modern/pole dance. Can I do or is it not adviced?
No: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall musculature (technically in the tough tissue overlying muscle). Some people are prone to developing hernias even after having repairs. However, it can help with comfort during exercise. Your best bet is to use proper lifting technique and develop strong core muscles. Don't give up exercise, it is good for your health in too many ways to list! ...Read more