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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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Hi, I had hernia repair surgery in 2011 from a c-sec. I have a hard lump and get periodic pain if it is bumped & during my period. Is this normal?

Hi, I had hernia repair surgery in 2011 from a c-sec. I have a hard lump and get periodic pain if it is bumped & during my period. Is this normal?

Scar tissue: Sometimes scar tissue forms a lump at an incision site. It can be hypersensitive too. If this is a big problem for you, you can have the scar revised. Although no one can guarantee that it won't happen again with another incision. Discuss this with the surgeon who performed the hernia repair. Get a second opinion, too. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Most hiatal hernias are managed with diet and medications. Some are surgically repaired. The nuances of your case, your symptoms will be addressed by your doc. Okay to go in for evaluation. Unfortunately there is no easy cure. ...Read more

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"hi I have 2 hernias left and right the one on the right side been giving me pain sharp stabbing type of pain on and off and my right side?

"hi I have 2 hernias left and right the one on the right side been giving me pain sharp stabbing type of pain on and off and my right side?

Surgical consult: You should see a doctor, preferably a surgeon with experience in hernia repair. Probably the best option for you would be a laparoscopic repair of both hernias, presuming you are referring to groin hernias. This should be done by someone with expertise in this technique, but the best approach can only be determined after a proper interview and examination. ...Read more

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Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Hi,my 1month old cousin has hernia in her navel its getting very large it feels like it going to explode. Is there any procedure that can be done?

Possible surgery: Most umbilical hernias in infants are monitored. Most will close by 4 years of age. A hernia that is larger than 5 cm may need surgical treatment. Your cousin should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Dear Dr I have hernia about 35 year and my age is 70 but I very afraid from surgery please guide me?

Hi
Dear Dr
I have hernia about 35 year and my age is 70
but I very afraid from surgery please guide me?

I understand your: ...fear. If you've lived with this hernia for 35 years, you're wondering if surgery might create more problems than it fixes. The most important thing to consider is whether or not the benefit of surgery outweighs the risks at your age. Please discuss your concerns with your surgeon so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small hital hernia in the cardio oesophageal junction can u tell me what possible symptoms one could get thanks?

Most are asympt.: small HHs areanatomic findings on GI styudies. It is only if the so calledesophagael sphincter in incompetent ant there is reflux do you have problems.See GI for esophagael manometry if concerned ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a peterson's hernia and what are the symptoms?

Hernia symptoms: These are internal hernias and go through a peterson's space. They can include abdominal distention, pain or a lump in the abdomen from blockage, tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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Hi if it posible the baby girl age of 5 to have hernia?

Hi if it posible the baby girl age of 5 to have hernia?

Yes: Many hernias arise from holes in the abdominal wall that are normally present in fetal life, but are supposed to close before birth. In time, the inner layer of the abdominal cavity stretches thru the hole forming a sac we can then feel. Therefore, many hernias are evident in infancy & childhood. Bring your daughter to her pediatrician for a formal exam & possible surgical referral. ...Read more

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