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Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Very unlikely: You usually need to have special studies done with contrast to actually show this. Rarely it might show up on an upright chest x-ray, but not on a supine abdominal film. You may have misunderstood that the x-ray itself was the reason your doctor suspects hiatus hernia. ...Read more

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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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I can no longer swallow without severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

I can no longer swallow without severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

Get evaluated: Despite previous repair, your hiatal hernia may be back with symptoms. A CXR, EGD, exam with your regular doc will help determine what is going on. Get evaluated more urgently if fever, coughing blood, or pain. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal spasm?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal spasm?

Abdominal spasm: Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which propels food through it. ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is abdominal spasm, and how do you treat it?

Dear sir, what is abdominal spasm, and how do you treat it?

Abd spasm: Not sure exactly what is meant by abdominal spasm. Could be issue with spasm of the muscle of the abdomen wall. Could be issue with "spasm" of intestine or colon. Many things can cause "abdominal spasm". That description (if from your healthcare provider) means they are not sure what is causing your symptoms, but feel it is most likely not serious. Continue to monitor symptoms & see doctor ...Read more

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How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

How can diabetic ketoacidosis cause abdominal spasm?

Toxic to the Cells: Both ketones and acids are toxins. They interfere with normal cell function. They can cause muscle cells to contact and stay contracted which causes cramps and pain. The dehydration that accompanies ketoacidosis makes this even worse. ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

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I have severe abdominal spasm like pain that just started out of no where and radiating to my back what could be the problem?

See your doctor!: There are many potential causes for this discomfort, some may be relatively benign, but some can be very serious. A doctor needs to see, exam, and test you to figure out which is which. The diagnoses can range from ulcers, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, to major blood vessel problems. Do not dawdle and hope it will go away, because the more serious possibilities are time sensitive. ...Read more

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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible.
Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier. The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh. The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears. There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

Lump and pain: Hernias on the abdominal wall typical cause pain and/or discomfort, and are also typically associated with a lump under the skin at the location of the hernia. This lump is larger with standing and coughing. Best diagnosed by a physical exam, ok to start with your primary care. Timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

Operate: The only way to definitively "cure" or repair a hernia is a surgical procedure. You could limit activity that causes symptoms, or use a variety of available support garments to help alleviate discomfort, but those things won't actually repair the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

A bulge and pain: An abnormal bulge, often with pain around it, are the most common signs of abdominal hernia. They most commonly occur at the belly button (umbilical), in the groin (inguinal), at previous surgical scars (incisional), and at the diaphragm (hiatal). They can all be fixed with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for less pain and quick return to work. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the types of abdominal hernias?

Help doctors! What're the types of abdominal hernias?

Multiple types: There are a number of various types of hernias. Inguinal or groin hernias are fairly common in children and older adults. Femoral hernias are uncommon and occur in women. Obturator hernias are also rare. Incisional (or ventral) hernias are not uncommon. Congenital hernias include diaphragmatic hernias and umbilical hernias, the latter are common in children and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

Non-painful exercise: The hernia is already there. If the exercise hurts, then avoid it. Consider repairing the hernia. ...Read more

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Abdominal hernia: how can you tell if it is getting worse?

You'll know: The definition of "worse" is different among patients, but regarding hernias this generally refers to pain and discomfort, and enlarging size. There are some things that could be emergently worse such as a blockage of, or strangulation of the intestine. Best to have a consultation with a general surgeon to find out about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Pain and Bulge: Typical symptoms of a hernia are pain or discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that is more pronounced with coughing, andaybbe even disappear when lying down. If your concerned, see your promary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Very common: About 90% of groin hernias, and probably 75% of ventral abdominal her OAS are repaired using mesh. Mesh reduces the chance the hernia will come back, but is associated with some unique potential problems. Fortunately, these are uncommon for the group of patients that have mesh implanted, but an individual's experience cannot be predicted. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

It won't: A hernia is essentially a hole in the muscle layer if the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal contents can protrude. This by itself does not have any impact on weight gain. If there is intestine trapped in it and causing pain made worse by eating, it can be associated with weight loss however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Can you tell me is hernia a possible cause of abdominal part swollen?

Hernia Bulge: One of the most common signs of a hernia is a bulge in the area of the hernia. A hernia is a defect/hole in the abdominal wall. As a result the contents of the abdomen push through this defect and create swelling in the area. While this may only represents fat from inside the abdomen, sometimes it is intestine. Hernias should be evaluated by your physician and most should be repaired surgically. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a weak spot in the abdomen wall and a hernia?

Matter of degree: A weak spot in the abdominal wall is on its way to becoming a hernia. Sometimes this happens suddenly and sometimes gradually. ...Read more

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I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says it's not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

I have a lump below abdomen, dr. Says it's not a hernia, been there for 3 yrs.?

Not enough info: You have not given enough information to answer your question. It would help if you describe the exact location of the lump and some characteristics of the lump such as size, consistency, how moveable it is, whether it is associated with pain or not, and whether it changes in size or consistency. The more information the better. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Could be almost: Anything, from diverticulitis, kidney stones, cancer of colon, intermittent incarceration of your hernia. Impossible to tell without tests. You need to see a surgeon asap. ...Read more

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After multiple hernia and abdominal surgeries (5+ surgeries) is there a chance that I couldn't have children?

After multiple hernia and abdominal surgeries (5+ surgeries) is there a chance that I couldn't have children?

Gynecologist: I would bet that the physicians here will defer judgment or opinion and defer to your gynecologist. In my experience these surgeries you mention are not likely to interfere with your ability to birth children. But, again that is said without knowing anything specific about what surgeries you have had and if the uterus was involved in any way. ...Read more

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Are there exercises which strengthens the abdominal wall and which can help against developing a hernia in first place?

No: Many people with strong abdominal muscles get hernias, and many people with weaker muscles don't have hernias. There is most likely a genetic predisposition to hernia formation based on the types of connective tissue that any given individual has. Keep exercising though, its great for lots of other things! ...Read more

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I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

I have a bulge that pops out on my lower right abdomen when I bend over but I just saw docot and she can't find a hole for a hernia what else could be?

From your limited: Description, it still sounds like a hernia that is too small for clinical detection at the time of exam. It could also be a lymph node or a benign tumor such as lipoma. If your doctor is not worried about it, you should be reassured that it is probably something trivial. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain, some time after lifting heavy objects (work related) initially small swelling, increases in size progreesivly. Could be pushed back, may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in, now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Abdominal Spasm (Definition)

Abdominal spasm = involuntary contractions of muscles in digestive tract which ...Read more