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Hernia Support Garment
I have my hernia operation.
But sometimes it hurts.
What should I do in this situation.
Hernia I have inserted my finger blends.
I've made a mistake.
I did it after the operation.
I do not use under-garments?
Here are some...: Sorry to hear what has happened to you, but stop worry and self-blame since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation. Besides, the details & specifics of concerns in point are unclear to offer right Dx for right Rx. To get your current concerned issues sort out correctly, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?
No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday ate dinner and bent over to get clothes out of dryer. Notice bad stinging pain to right of belly button. Could it be hernia, gallbladder etc?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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