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Could a right abdominal buldge be related to uteran polyps? Buldge is caused by gas, I think. Not a hernia (had it checked). Ideas?

Could a right abdominal buldge be related to uteran polyps?  Buldge is caused by gas, I think.  Not a hernia (had it checked).  Ideas?

Not likely: It would more likely be a ventral hernia (a separation in the abdominal muscle wall allowing abdominal contents to protrude to the surface). Another possibility would be a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), cyst or malignancy. If it's growing, changing in size or hurting it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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My mom recently went through a incisional hernia operation and uterus removal a year back, what precautions she should take. ?

My mom recently went through a incisional hernia operation and uterus removal a year back, what precautions she should take. ?

None: Regarding the hernia repair, she should be able to live her life normally in terms of activity level. The hernia may come back, but it won't be her activity level that causes it. Especially after a year. ...Read more

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Dr on here stated could be PGAD or hernia. I did forget to mention constipation and low uterus? Would any of these tie to pinch feeling behind navel?

Dr on here stated could be PGAD or hernia. I did forget to mention constipation and low uterus? Would any of these tie to pinch feeling behind navel?

There may be an : Explanation - as I understand the question you are a pinched feeling behind the navel and a low uterus - I presume uterine prolapse? If so, maybe it's tugging on the urachus, which is a structure that used to be blood vessels to/from the navel while you were a fetus that has since before a ligament which goes from the bladder to the umbilicus. Other possibilities include endometriosis, adhesions, ...Read more

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I have an enlarged uterus and ovary and a hiatal hernia, also top of my stomach has thickened. What does this all mean?

I have an enlarged uterus and ovary and a hiatal hernia, also top of my stomach has thickened. What does this all mean?

Depends: If you had a ct scan of your abdomen and pelvis and the results included the above, they may be incidental findings, unless you have symptoms. A uterus > 13cm, an ovary >3cm should be evaluated. It does happen with er visits and imaging that you get a secondary benefit by knowing something is amiss before you have symptoms. Visit with your regular doc. ...Read more

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Could what i think is a femoral hernia really be uterus cancer? Is this lump (approx. Size of a nickle) in conjunction with my 7mm gallbladder polyp?

Could what i think is a femoral hernia really be uterus cancer? Is this lump (approx. Size of a nickle) in conjunction with my 7mm gallbladder polyp?

2 different issues: As far as the femoral hernia it would usually present as a bulge in the inguinal area with straining. Given your age, uterine cancer is unlikely unless there is a strong family hx. As far as the GB polyp, at 7mm you can wait 6mo and repeat ultrasound. The other option is lap chole to remove GB. Removal of a GB poly is usually rec'd if polyp is larger than 10mm. You should see a surgeon. ...Read more

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ER past 2 days LLQ pain/nausea. CT w/ contrast: 20.5cm liver, small umbilical hernia, diverticulosis NOT -litis. U/S norm uterus, L ovary 15.8mL; R ovary 8.1mL. Normal labs. BP 160/98 HR 121. Sent home w/zofran. Pain/nausea today. What's going on?

ER past 2 days LLQ pain/nausea. CT w/ contrast: 20.5cm liver, small umbilical hernia, diverticulosis NOT -litis. U/S norm uterus, L ovary 15.8mL; R ovary 8.1mL. Normal labs. BP 160/98 HR 121. Sent home w/zofran. Pain/nausea today. What's going on?

Metlemeierz : Needs menstrual history to confirm. Endometriosis under consideration determined by disease course in relation to menstrual cycle. Calls for another follow up visit with primary physician.Bowel habits changes? If so Colonoscopy is in order. If nothing else sought and symptoms are progressing, diagnostic laparoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia?

Symptoms of hernia?

Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more

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What is a hernia ?

Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus ( like disc, brain etc ). ...Read more

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What is a naval hernia?

What is a naval hernia?

Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure( lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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Can someone die from hernia?

Can someone die from hernia?

Yes: If the contents of the hernia sac have a compromised blood supply from twisting or compression the tissue can die. This can be very serious and cause dead if not treated surgically. ...Read more

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What is the cause of 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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Can someone die from a hernia?

Yes: Yes, but it is very, very unlikely. It would have to be a hernia that is strangulated and neglected. This won't happen in most people. Consider repair if it is limiting your daily activity. ...Read more

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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more