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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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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 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 I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Hi I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Not sure: Hiatal hernia's typically do not cause muscle soreness. Often it does not cause any symptoms at all, but if it does, usually it is similar to acid reflux like symptoms. These symptoms can be prevented by avoiding large or heavy meals, staying upright after eating, loosing weight if this is needed, and stopping smoking. Sometimes people need to use acid lower medications too. ...Read more

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Hi I have a hernia an Lower back pain iam on a muscle relaxer an an anti inflammatory but it doesn't help with my pain one bit ,?

Hi I have a hernia an Lower back pain iam on a muscle relaxer an an anti inflammatory but it doesn't help with my pain one bit ,?

Suggestions: There are some things you can do to improve your discomfort while you heal. Try the anti-inflammatory naprosyn (naproxen) if you're not taking it already since it's long-acting). I suggest also increasing your water intake a lot (improves blood flow to spasmed tissue), use a microwaveable heat sock to low back several times a day and avoid stretching, as that typically just recreates the mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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Hi, do umbilicoplasties remove hernias on the belly button? Also, does the surgical procedure called a hernia repair turn an outie to an innie?

Hi, do umbilicoplasties remove hernias on the belly button? Also, does the surgical procedure called a hernia repair turn an outie to an innie?

Umbilical hernias. : Umbelicoplasty should involve a repair of an umbelical hernia. But it does not have to. These are two different procedures. I would always do the following in the same procedure. 1) repair the hernia 2) do the umbelicoplasty and remove the excess tissue and 3) convert an "outie" to an "innie" ...Read more

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

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

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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?

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, 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 there thank you for your help . is there any other drugs which would substitute for loperimide as I have a surgical hernia and it causes pain?

Hi there thank you for your help .
is there any other drugs which would substitute for loperimide as I have a surgical hernia  and it causes pain?

Chronic diarrhea?: If you are having diarrhea a month or two in duration you should probably get it checked out, an internist or gastroenterologist would be appropriate. If the hernia is causing you pain would talk to a surgeon about repairing it. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more

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What are hernia?

What are hernia?

"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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 causes a hernia?

What causes 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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Does a hernia go away?

Does a hernia go away?

Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem. Be well. ...Read more

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Are hernias inherited?

Are hernias inherited?

Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...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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How common are hernias?

Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us. ...Read more

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Does hernia heal itself?

Does hernia heal itself?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more

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