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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

Can you tell me about hernia support belt or shorts?

They do not work: Do not waste your money. Hernia belts do not prevent the hernia from getting worse or causing problems. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

What's the main difference between a hernia truss and belt?

Same: As far as i understand, these are both terms used to describe a hernia support system that may temporarily hold an inguinal or groin hernia in place. They both mean the same thing to me. ...Read more

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When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

Certain : Exercises in the gym you will have to proceed with caution. May need to lessen the weight and go for reps if the area is truly at a higher risk of hernia. Talk to the surgeon. But be cautious at the gym. ...Read more

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Ihave a lnguinal hernia for fifty years never b othered me i wear a truss three weeks ago i took ofthe truss to take a shower hernia hasnt come out i?

Ihave a lnguinal hernia for fifty years never b othered me i wear a truss three weeks ago i took ofthe truss to take a shower hernia hasnt  come out i?

Okay: An inguinal hernia, as you may know, is simply a protrusion of tissue through a defect in the muscle wall, usually at times of increased abdominal pressure such as when bearing down or lifting. It sounds as though you have achieved some measure of sustained manual reduction through long-term use of your truss. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more

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What are hernia?

What are hernia?

"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia?

What causes a hernia?

Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read more

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Are hernias inherited?

Are hernias inherited?

Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...Read more

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I think I may have a hernia?

I think I may have a hernia?

Where?: There is insufficient information to provide a meaningful comment. To evaluate you for hernia would require physical examination that can only be done in person, therefore you should see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I think I might have a hernia?

Many types of hernia: There are many types of hernias, but most refer to a hole in the abdominal wall, commonly near the belly button or groin. Usually there is a lump that may come and go, and it may cause pain or discomfort with exertion. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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Which types of hernias are there?

Types of hernias: There are many types of defects they are named based on the location and if they have certain things stuck in the defect and if they are primary or recurrent. ...Read more

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Why might I have developed a hernia?

Why might I have developed a hernia?

Variable.: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall. They often develop in the groin region, belly button, or are associated with scars from prior operations. Many people are born with these, although it may take many years to develop. Excessive lifting, obesity, smoking, steroid use may all increase the risk of developing a hernia. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to fix an anguinal hernia?

Is it necessary to fix an anguinal hernia?

Usually: Inguinal hernias, if not fixed, can sometimes lead to more serious complications. While non-surgical therapies have been used, more recent data suggests a large number of these patients will end up needing surgery to fix the hernia. Inguinal hernias can be fixed laparoscopically (using a camera and small incisions), with a quick recovery. See a "minimally invasive" specialist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of hernia?

Weakness of: Abdominal wall , could congenital or acquired , by forces of various stress , like lifting , pushing etc. ...Read more

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What is hernia hiatal?

Hiatal hernia: Is a defect in the diagphragm, which separates the chest from the abdominal cavities. Most are the sliding type, which does not require surgery most of the time. But some are paraesophageal type, which require surgery in order to prevent strangulation, a devastating complication. Consult a surgeon for specific advice about your case. ...Read more

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Can cough cause hernia?

Can cough cause hernia?

Yes: Chronic cough, as in smokers or those with longstanding lung disease, famously places a person at additional risk for hernia. ...Read more

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What is a hiatus hernia?

What is a hiatus hernia?

Stomach: A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm (muscle that helps you breathe), where the esophagus (tube from the mouth to the stomach) has to pass through. Risk factors include: older age, obesity, straining, and hereditary factors. Treatment depends on the size and type of hiatal hernia, as well as symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a hernia make me tired?

Can a hernia make me tired?

Usually not: If the hernia is large enough to contain a large portion of your intestines and:or encompass a large portion for your abdominal wall, then yes. Otherwise small hernias shouldn't cause fatigue. ...Read more