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Hi my inguinal hernia is hurting a lot more than normal. Are there painkillers or should I go back to the docs. Pain has been 3. Is now 6 out of 10.

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my inguinal hernia is hurting a lot more than normal. Are there  painkillers or should I go back to the docs. Pain has been 3. Is now 6 out of 10.

Yes: If your inguinal hernia (pain and/or lump in the groin) is more bothersome, then it is time to see your surgeon and get it repaired. Warning signs to watch out for would be severe pain, lump that will not go down with gentle pressure while lying on your back and relaxed, nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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

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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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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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: Hernias can occur in several locations in children, including in the inguinal region, umbilical region, or in the midline upper abdomen (epigastric region). ...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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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

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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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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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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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