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Upper Right Abdomen (Definition)

The anatomy of the abdomen and its contents can be considered in four quadrants. The right upper quadrant contains liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, the distal stomach, c-loop of the duodenum, and hepatic ...Read more


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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says its not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

Not enough info: You have not given enough information to answer your question. It would help if you describe the exact location of the lump and some characteristics of the lump such as size, consistency, how moveable it is, whether it is associated with pain or not, and whether it changes in size or consistency. The more information the better. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Could be almost: Anything, from diverticulitis, kidney stones, cancer of colon, intermittent incarceration of your hernia. Impossible to tell without tests. You need to see a surgeon asap. ...Read more

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I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

From your limited: Description, it still sounds like a hernia that is too small for clinical detection at the time of exam. It could also be a lymph node or a benign tumor such as lipoma. If your doctor is not worried about it, your should be reassured that it is probably something trivial. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Very unlikely: You usually need to have special studies done with contrast to actually show this. Rarely it might show up on an upright chest x-ray, but not on a supine abdominal film. You may have misunderstood that the x-ray itself was the reason your doctor suspects hiatus hernia. ...Read more

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I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that I can do to keep it from strangulating?

I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that I can do to keep it from strangulating?

Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read more

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Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Depends: Some amount of fluid is expected with the associated tissue injury. It depends if it is more than usual, there are signs of inflammation, associated or systemic signs like fever noted.....then infection or if bruishing....bleeding possible. See PMD for better evaluation. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Umbilical hernias: Can be of several sizes. They can either have a piece of fat within it or a piece of small or large bowel. Attimes they can get incarcerated -meaning u can't push em back in-causing symptoms of bowel obstruction.Im not sure if by movement you are referring to the peristaltic activity inside the abdomen. It typically gives the gurgling sounds. Stuff shouldn't be moving around inside the abdomen otherwise. ...Read more

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What is difference between hernia and muscle tear in abdomen?

What is difference between hernia and muscle tear in abdomen?

Diffetent: A hernia is an actuall hole in the abdominal wall. This allows abdominal contents to pass through. Amuscle tear is a rip in the muscles without a defect in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until I can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?

Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past and have another one on my left side of my abdomen can I get pregnant?

I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past and have another one on my left side of my abdomen can I get pregnant?

Yes: Whether or not you can get pregnant has nothing to do with the hernias. It is ok to get pregnant with previous hernia repairs. Unclear where the left sided hernia is. If it is in the groin, I would consider repair before getting pregnant. It is probably best to ask your hernia surgeon and have a check up to get a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would it be considered a hernia if I've had lower right abdomen pain for 4 months that is getting worse with sitting or lifting? If so what do I do?

Would it be considered a hernia if I've had lower right abdomen pain for 4 months that is getting worse with sitting or lifting? If so what do I do?

NOT NECESSARILY: A hernia, by definition, is a hole in the musculature, such as in your navel or groin, or in an old incision. You may just have a strain or pulled muscle. A good physical exam can delineate exactly what is going on, so get yourself to your doctor/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

Possible recurrence: One of the possibility is recurrence, and several other causes for ' sharp pains left abdomen ' See your doctor what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain, some time after lifting heavy objects (work related) initially small swelling, increases in size progreesivly. Could be pushed back, may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in, now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Ask about ADM: Acellular dermal matrixes ("adm") are exactly the biomaterials that you are asking about. There are a number of types, including ones sourced from pigs. And yes, they can be used in hernia repairs. Speak to your local general surgeon about this option. ...Read more

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Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

Can severe bloating cause hernia in upper abdomen?

No.: While severe abdominal distention could most certainly aggravate the SYMPTOMS of a hiatal hernia or even a ventral abdominal wall hernia, it does not CAUSE herniation. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Yes: But the hernia may interfere. You might consider having it looked at before you get pregnant. Some hernias are of no consequence, others should be fixed before you conceive. ...Read more

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My abdomen around my incisional hernia is tender and bloated is this bad?

Maybe: Tenderness and bloating at the site of an incisional hernia can indicate intermittent and partial blockage of the intestines. You shoul see a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

Seroma vs recurrence: Pain 4 months after ventral hernia repair is unusual and may be a sign of a recurrent hernia. Another less problematic cause is a seroma which is a fluid collection between the mesh and the skin which is inherent to some degree in almost a lll hernia cases but usually resolves within 2 months. ...Read more

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Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Bulge that I can push back into my abdomen doctor says she can't feel a hernia hole? What could it be.

Hard to know, but...: ...it may still be a hernia. You might want a second opinion, or at least an image of the abdominal wall (CT scan may help here). ...Read more

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Can I carry on with activities like sailing, jogging and joga one or two weeks after a hernia surgery in my abdomen?

Can I carry on with activities like sailing, jogging and joga one or two weeks after a hernia surgery in my abdomen?

Depends: Depends on the type of hernia and the type of repair. I usually tell patients with a laparoscopic hernia repair to return to normal activities as tolerated by pain. After some types of abdominal wall reconstruction, I tell patients to limit heavy abdonal straining for 6 weeks. Check with your surgeon to be sure for your case. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a incarcerated umbilical hernia 2 days ago and now my abdomen hurts whenever I move and I am very tired. What can that be?

I had a incarcerated umbilical hernia 2 days ago and now my abdomen hurts whenever I move and I am very tired. What can that be?

Go to ER: If you are already in the hospital and had surgery ; then it is good and this is Post Op pain. Otherwise it is high time to go and seek the immediate medical /Surgical Treatment. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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