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I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

Painful hernia.: Usually they both could be monitored as long as remains asymptomatic, If gets painful, it may need an intervention and correction. ...Read more

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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Severe abdomen pain. Dx with bi-lateral hernia's, but then was told they are only "fatty lipoma hernia's" What are they? Are they serious?

Severe abdomen pain.  Dx with bi-lateral hernia's, but then was told they are only "fatty lipoma hernia's" What are they? Are they serious?

That is a bit strang: Hernias are common and by definition, it means that part of your abdominal viscera(contents like intestine) is slipping out, through the abdominal wall.
Fatty lipomas does not make much sense to me. If you have a hernia it will pop out when you try to cough. Lie down in bed and check it out.
I would advise you to seek a second opinion from a good surgeon before trusting the first one's diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rolling on oxygen tank at small of my back cause the deep lipomas could this be a hernia or could it be balls of fasha. Had surgery without a biopsy.

Rolling on oxygen tank at small of my back cause the deep lipomas could this be a hernia or could it be balls of fasha. Had surgery without a biopsy.

Unusual will not get: Lipoma by trauma ( carrying weight ) , balls of fascia ( fibroma ) . Both are benign tumors . Most likely you may have infected cyst on the back of neck , drainage was done , the reason biopsy was not done. Those will not give hernia . Speak to your doctor will explain to you and make your mind at ease ...Read more

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6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. Whats next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, i developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la

6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. Whats next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, i developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la

See your surgeon: If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans. ...Read more

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I have gastritis & a pea sized lump in my epigastric, left ab area. An ab u/s last week showed that I had some ab lipomas. Hiatal hernia or cancer??

I have gastritis & a pea sized lump in my epigastric, left ab area. An ab u/s last week showed that I had some ab lipomas. Hiatal hernia or cancer??

Unclear: Do not get carried away. You have not indicated anything that would make me think of hiatal hernia, If this is true this is a dx that may not mean much Many people have these with no problem, Can be important to go back to your doctor or see a GI specialist for interpretation of the test results and futher advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long should the testicle be hard and swollen and inguinal hernia repair and removal of a cord lipoma? Little to no pain just hard and swollen.

How long should the testicle be hard and swollen and inguinal hernia repair and removal of a cord lipoma? Little to no pain just hard and swollen.

Scrotum swelling: is normal, but you should not have testicular hardness or swelling. Show it to surgeon to make sure that blood supply to testicle is intact. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?

Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?

Possibilities are: hypertrophic scar, recurrent hernia, or delayed infection. See your original surgeon or another surgeon if he/she is no longer available. Lipoma is not likely if the lump is hard, because lipoma is usually soft. ...Read more

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Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not. ...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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Lipomas are hard?

Lipomas are hard?

Yes, lipomas: Can be hard and sometimes even painful. Depending on location and size, your soft tissue mass could be something else, something more worrisome. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...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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Do lipomas come and go?

Do lipomas come and go?

NO: They do not 'come and go' , lipoma is a slow growing , benign tumor of fat tissue, once develop will not disappear , unless removed, rarely they can turn to malignant liposarcoma. ...Read more

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Why and how lipomas form?

Why and how lipomas form?

Benign bumps: Lipomas are soft, mobile, fatty tumors that push their neighbors aside rather than invading like a cancer. They can be solitary or multiple and can occur anywhere on the bey from scalp to feet. Multiple lipomas are frequently passed on genetically. Small lipomas are ignored, larger ones can be excised. Rapidly enlarging, painful and firm, fixed lumps should be checked out sooner than later. ...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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What to do for lipoma pain?

What to do for lipoma pain?

Surgical removal : As the lipoma swells it causes more pain. The nerves that supply that area will become more inflammed and continue to cause more pain. Unfortunately you can try other methods like nonsteroidals but not much success. If you can have surgery this may relieve the pain. ...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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A clinical finding of benign ...Read more