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Dr. David Earle
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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 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, 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 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. 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 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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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