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Hot chest like feeling what could it be I have a hital hernia and I do have gord can anxiety be a cause?

Hot chest like feeling what could it be I have a hital hernia and I do have gord can anxiety be a cause?

Most likely yes: How big is your hiatus hernia. Most of the time hiatus hernia is silent, inother words, has no symptoms. Tension is the most likely is your problem, but you should see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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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I am a female and had a groin hernia repair on May 12th. I have intermittent severe pain like a hot pocker being shoved in my groin. Is this common?

I am a female and had a groin hernia repair on May 12th. I have intermittent severe pain like a hot pocker being shoved in my groin. Is this common?

Ask the Dr: Call the Dr who did the repair. Have a followup exam - that's part of the procedure and the only way to know if healing is on track. Don't wait! Try not to use or hold on to imagry of such violent or inflammatory things - they make pain worse. Those who need to manage chronic pain are taught to use accurate but colorless words. Every little bit counts! Call now! ...Read more

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Been suffering for last 6 months with nausea, hot sweats & random vomiting not pregnant also found I had a small hernia after birth of 2nd child.

Been suffering for last 6 months with nausea, hot sweats & random vomiting not pregnant also found I had a small hernia after birth of 2nd child.

Celiac: While most of your symptoms are general the nausea and vomiting could be a sign of celiac disease. We know celiac is under diagnosed. This can be tested by blood and a genetic component can be evaluated. See your doctor if you continue and write down what causes this if anything. ...Read more

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3wk post op bowel obstr/ hernia open surg. Low fever 1 wk 100 yellow drainage from wound site. Stomach hot 2 touch overall weak feel. Wound infection?

3wk post op bowel obstr/ hernia open surg. Low fever 1 wk 100 yellow drainage from wound site. Stomach hot 2 touch overall weak feel. Wound infection?

Wound infection: Something definitely is wrong. Could be a wound infection. Should not be draining fluid and/or hot to touch. You need to see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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3wk post op bowel obst/hernia surgery. Low grade fever 100 stomach alittle hot to touch yellow type discharge, weak body no energy. Wound infection?

3wk post op bowel obst/hernia surgery. Low grade fever 100 stomach alittle hot to touch yellow type discharge, weak body no energy. Wound infection?

Possibly: These are pretty non-specific symptoms for an infection. The weakness and lack of energy are probably the most worrisome. If it was a wound infection, I would expect wound to be red and swollen.

Also could be infection of the mesh, although more likely, you are just accumulating a seroma (fluid collection) around the mesh.

See your surgeon tomorrow. ...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?

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?

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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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very: The different meshes available for hernia repair are safe. What type used, synthetic or biological, depends on the type of hernia and comorbidities. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly 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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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

Hernia activity: I'm not exactly sure what a press up is. However, as a general rule, activity with a hernia is limited by discomfort. As long as you do not experience pain, it should be safe to proceed with activities. A binder may help to keep a hernia reduced while exercising. But, if you are active, and the hernia protrudes frequently, it may be worth discussing this with your doctor and considering repair. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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What to do about a hernia?

See a surgeon: There are many types of hernias. Groin and umbilical are the most common. Hernias will not resolve without intervention. If you are a symptomatic, it may be safe to observe a hernia. Symptomatic hernias require intervention. Rarely hernias will strangulate and require emergency surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can people with hernia jog?

Yes: If your hernia does not protrude or cause pain when when you jog, then no harm should come. If it is getting bigger or causing discomfort, then it should be repaired. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia in back?

Symptoms of hernia in back?

Herniated disc: Back pain and sometimes numbness tingling or weakness in leg or legs. ...Read more

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How often do hernias accure?

About 1 in 10: Approximately 10% of men develop hernias in their lifetime; incidence in women is app. 2%. The most common hernia is the inguinal or groin hernia, with the belly button or umbilical the second most common. Hernias are also associated with prior abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Can hernias heal themselves?

Can hernias heal themselves?

Rarely: The only her is that can heal itself is a belly button hernia in an infant. They usually heal by age 5. All other hernias will not heal themselves, and require a surgical procedure for repair. Reasons for repair are to resolve a problem, or prevent one. Talk to your doctor about it to figure out whether or not surgical repair is right for you. ...Read more

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I think I may have a hernia?

I think I may have a hernia?

Where?: There is insufficient information to provide a meaningful comment. To evaluate you for hernia would require physical examination that can only be done in person, therefore you should see your doctor.
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