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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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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?

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?

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

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I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

Hernia: Any type of doctor can examine. Doctors that are expert in diagnosis and treatment of this condition are general surgeon. Find a surgeon who has an interest in this area specifically ...Read more

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Do hernias need to be operated o?

Do hernias need to be operated o?

Most do: Most hernias should be repaired if the patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. If the hernia is not causing you a problem now rest assured that it will given time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

Usually none: HIatla hernias can be associated with heartburn and regurgitation. Only large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are asociated with significant problems eating, early satiety, vomiting, and chest pain/pressure. When symtpomatic, these larger hernias should generally be repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My hernia is hurting? What should I do?

Maybe: Hernias may or may not cause pain, and size is not a determining factor. If the lump is firm and tender, you should seek medical attention that same day. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia include incarceration?

Complication: Incarceration is a complication of a hernia. It means that you can not push it in anymore. It stays out. ...Read more

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What causes a hemotoma from a hernia wound?

What causes a hemotoma from a hernia wound?

Bleeding: A hematoma is simply a collection of blood under the skin. This can occur after surgery if one is taking blood thinners, such as aspirin. Can also occur if bleeding is not adequately controlled during the surgery. Direct trauma to an incision soon after surgery can also cause a hematoma. Most common cause is the use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my hernia mesh failing.

What are the chances of my hernia mesh failing.

Low: Some variables of mesh and suturing.
BUT the failures are commonly around the tissue! Mesh attachment.
Be sure to let it heal well before straining it
Follow doctors orders!
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What are the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Pain: A strangulation occurs when intestine gets caught in the hernia and can't get back into the abdomen. This will cause the worst abdominal pain you could imagine, both over the hernia and generalized throughout the abdomen. May be nausea and vomiting and distention of the abdomen as well. This is an emergency and a surgeon should be consulted immediately. ...Read more

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How effective is coriander for treating a hernia?

How effective is coriander for treating a hernia?

Not at all: A hernia of the abdominal wall is an actual hole through which abdominal contents can protrude. The only way to fix it is with a surgical procedure. The one exception is a belly button hernia in children. These usually go away by age 4-5, but if persistent, will only get better with an operation. Hope this helps! ...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?

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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What is a hiatus hernia?

Stomach in chest: Have a look at this link https://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz/health-a-z/h/hernia-hiatus/
Basically some of the contents of the abdomen (usually the stomach) can be pushed up into the chest through a small defect in the diaphragm.
Most of the time it needs no treatment and most people have no symptoms. It is commonly picked up on X-ray or gastroscopy. ...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

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Are hiatal hernias dangerous?

Possible: They can be. Depends on size and symptoms. ...Read more

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How can surgery fix a hernia?

"close the hole": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac. This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue. ...Read more

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What is hernia strangulation?

Bad news: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, through which can protrude intraabdominal organs such as the intestines. If the organs protruding through the hole get their blood supply cut off due to swelling or twisting, gangrene can develop in a matter of hours. This is what is meant by a strangulated hernia. It requires emergency surgery to avoid death. ...Read more

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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read more

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How I can treat a disk hernia?

Neck or lumbar: Rest, stretch out, be examined by spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Sort of: These two entities are related, especially in pediatric cases. Incomplete closure of the tunica vaginalis as the testis descends down to the scrotum can be the cause for both hydrocele and hernia. One does not cause the other. That said, hydroceles have been known to occur after hernia repair. This is felt to be related to restriction of the cord lymphatics after herniorrhaphy. ...Read more

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Can I run while having hernia?

Yes: No problem unless the hernia is bothering you. ...Read more

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Do all hernias require surgery?

NO: Some may be able to be monitored and followed. Depending on the severity of any symptoms, the size, and location, and what type of hernia it is, will ultimately determine the best treatment, which as stated may or may not require surgery. See my tips on hernia care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I do push ups with a hernia?

Yes: You should limit you activity based on how you feel. See a doctor for an exam at some point to confirm the diagnosis and get advice about your specific case. ...Read more

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Can I run while having a hernia?

Can I run while having a hernia?

Usually.: Aerobic exercise is unlikely to irritate an existing hernia unless it has reached a size where bowel incarceration is possible. If your hernia is small and not causing significant symptoms, keep on running! ...Read more

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Is there an aftermath of hernia?

Type of hernia: A hernia is an out-pouching of a cavity lining, most commonly the abdominal cavity through a weakeness in the abdominal wall/fascia called a defect. The end result is passage of abdominal contents or organs through the defect. Hernias progress from reducible (contents moving in/out) to incarcerated (contents stuck in defect) to strangulated (compromised blood supply) & possible organ rupture/death. ...Read more

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Can I run while I have a hernia?

Can I run while I have a hernia?

Depends on…: Location & size of hernia as well as whether it is at risk for incarceration (entrapment of loop/s of bowel). If it is small & easily reducible, wearing support to protect the hernia should allow you to run. If hernia worsens after running, see fp/surgeon about possible repair surgery. ...Read more