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Hernias In Adults
Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed.. Underlying causes for uh?
Umbilical hernia: In adults, if there is too much pressure on the abdominal wall, fatty tissue or a part of the bowel can poke through a weak part of the abdominal muscle, resulting in an umbilical hernia. Doing sit ups could certainly contribute to its development in someone with anatomical risks such as a weak area in the abdominal wall. Obesity, persistent cough, or heavy lifting can increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Umbilical hernias are quite common in adults. Very often, a small hernia may be present at birth which may temporarily close off. In adulthood, stress to the abdominal wall that may occur with pregnancy, weight gain, excessive lifting, etc., may lead to this hernia re-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult hydrocelle (after postop hernia edema) can go away on its one? After how much time or what can tell you that it will not go and needs surgery?
Is it possible to develope a communicating hydrocelle as an adult? I have no sign of hernia but i hav testical swelling that comes and goes?
Yes it is: Common in childhood ; very unusual in adults. Communication of peritoneal linining of abdominal cavity with fluid around testis is considered a communicating hydrocele if it is very narrow ; only permits fluid to travel back ; forth. Enlares when erect ; diminishes when recumbent. It is an inguinal hernia if communication contains omental fat or bowel even if ony fluid reaches scrotum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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