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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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What can I do to take care of and remedy a hiatus hernia without medicine?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a hiatus hernia without medicine?

Surgery: The only 'cute' is surgery. Medicine just controls the acid so the reflux does less damage to the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is treatment for an umbilical hernia? It wasnt painful at first but now it hurts with pain

What is treatment for an umbilical hernia? It wasnt painful at first but now it hurts with pain

Surgery: An umbilical hernia requires surgical repair to close the defect. Pain associated with an umbilica hernia may indicate incarceration events. Recommend expedient evaluation by a general surgeon. ...Read more

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If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

If umbilical hernia not cause pain but if person want treatment of it without surgery so what he/she do?

Surgery or wait/see: Watchful waiting can be an option for small umbilical hernias, where it's very unlikely for bowel to enter & get stuck (incarcerated). Large umbilical hernias can also be left alone if it's very unlikely for bowel to get incarcerated. However, only option for hernias of any sort is surgical repair to prevent painful incarceration & strangulation of bowel. Best to go see surgeon for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Not sure about ur Q: I am not clear on what u r asking. Did have surgery? If so, some chest pain is expected in first few wks. There are other possibilities, however and u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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Boyfriend went and got treatment from ER a few days ago now he hasn't had a bowl movement he has a hernia too. But as the fever went away pain started?

Boyfriend went and got treatment from ER a few days ago now he hasn't had a bowl movement he has a hernia too. But as the fever went away pain started?

Hernia obstruction: He needs to call his doctor immediately. He could have an obstruction from his hernia. This needs to be addressed sooner than later. ...Read more

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Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

Depends on symptoms: Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of gerd can be treated with over the counter antacids. If these fail, there are prescription strength acid blockers available. If these are ineffective you should see a gastroenerologist. Less than 5% of gerd related problems require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Small, invisible, hard lump in thigh/groin area. light pain when pushed. occasional discomfort on its own. hernia? swollen lymph node? treatment?

Sometimes it: is difficult if not impossible to tell on physical exam alone whether an inguinal mass is an incarcerated hernia or an enlarged lymph node. Treatment is completely different for these conditions, so you need to see a doctor who can distinguish one from the other. Your doctor might even order an imaging test such as ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for acid reflux disease, barretts esophagus and hiatal hernia?

Can there be a natural remedy for acid reflux disease, barretts esophagus and hiatal hernia?

Weight loss, elevate: Keeping the intra-abdominal pressures low is the key to keeping food/acid from refluxing into your esophagus. If you keep your head about 30 degrees (using cinder blocks under the bed posts is an inexpensive way to do this) of the parallel, most reflux is prevented. Weight loss also reduces abdominal pressure and keeps the food where it should be. Good luck! ...Read more

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