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How can I treat a hernia while pregnant?

How can I treat a hernia while pregnant?

Abdominal binder: Hernias in the belly button (umbilical hernia) are not rare in pregnancy. Most of the time surgery can be delayed until after delivery. Covering it with a girdle, abdominal binder, wrap or even tape can make them more comfortable. In rare cases surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I take to treat a hemmhroid while pregnant?

What can I take to treat a hemmhroid while pregnant?

Options: Several options - over the counter preparation h is a good start or tucks (witch hazel). If they don't work, check with your obgyn for a prescription option. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant after a hernia surgery or can i wait to have a baby that's when it can be repaired?

Can i get pregnant after a hernia surgery or can i wait to have a baby that's when it can be repaired?

See below: Hernia surgery should not impair your ability to get pregnant. It would be preferable to have the hernia repaired before getting pregnant. If you are planning to get pregnant, consult an obstetrician and take ante-natal vitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

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Can a colonoscopy cause a hernia? How do I treat it?

Hernias development : Colonoscopy injects a lot of air into the colon and increases intravenous-abdominal pressure. If you have a hernia, the increased pressure will cause a pre-existent hernia to protrude. You should see a surgeon to have it repaired. The hernia has probably been there for awhile and protruded after to increase in abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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How can I treat a trapped nerve so I can sleep?

How can I treat a trapped nerve so I can sleep?

Depends on the nerve: To answer your question, i need more information. Which nerve is trapped and what is trapping it? ...Read more

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How can I manage gas while pregnant?

How can I manage gas while pregnant?

It's common: Most of us have more gas when we're pregnant. I'd recommend you learn to laugh at yourself, and maybe try Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid. I'm not sure why it happens: a bit of lactose intolerance? The constipation that comes with the slowing of the smooth muscle of the gut? Be kind to yourself. We all have this issue when we're pregnant. ...Read more

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How do I treat a pilonidal cyst While pregnant?

How do I treat a pilonidal cyst 
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If you have a: significant pilonidal cyst - would not self-treat. Start with your obstetrician who may or may not need to refer you to a surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, i know you can get pregnant after inguinal hernia surgery.. i had the procedure as a baby. Can you explain how its done?

Hi, i know you can get pregnant after inguinal hernia surgery.. i had the procedure as a baby. Can you explain how its done?

Not a problem: Inguinal hernia surgery is very unlikely to beamy kind of fertility problem in a female. Since you list your gender as female, I will make the basic assumption that's correct. If you are either male, or asking about a male, it can be more problematic. What are you asking? How is surgery done or how can one get pregnant? Good wishes. ...Read more

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How can I treat a groin hernia?

How can I treat a groin hernia?

Surgical Repair: Groin(inguinal)hernias are easily repaired via out-patient surgery. They may be repaired via a traditional "open" approach or via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. The optimal approach varies based on patient factors and surgeon preference.I favor the laparoscopic approach due to less pain/faster recovery, especially for double- or recurrent hernias.Like all operations, experience matters! ...Read more

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Im on the pill and want to have a baby. How long would it take before i can concieve?

Im on the pill and want to have a baby. How long would it take before i can concieve?

Soon: There is no reason to delay trying after stopping the pill. The low does pill is out of your system in a few days. It works by preventing ovulation, so it is a good sign it is gone if you ovulate and conceive. In fact sometimes your best chances are in the cycle right after stopping the pill. Be sure to be on your prenatal vitamin ahead of time and extra Folic Acid due to your age. ...Read more

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I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

I think I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid.  How can I relieve the pain associated with it? How can I help it resolve to avoid surgery?

Time: Local heat like warm baths, use Ibuprofen or Aspirin for discomfort, avoid bowel straining and constipation. These thrombosed hemorrhoids naturally resolve in 5-7 days without surgery, or can see a surgeon sooner as needed. ...Read more

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I just had an umbilical hernia repair. How long does it take to heal and what can I do about the bloatedness?

I just had an umbilical hernia repair. How long does it take to heal and what can I do about the bloatedness?

Full healing 4-6 wks: You should be feeling better in 1 week, but, you'll need 4-6 weeks for full strength in the wound to develop. If you resume activity or strain too soon, you may pop apart the wound and have another hernia develop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid cystitis after sex and generally?

Can you tell me how I could avoid cystitis after sex and generally?

UTI and sex: Women have shorter urethras than men and have an increased incidence of UTI's. If a woman has intercourse, she should get up and urinate as soon as possible after coitus to flush the bacteria out of her bladder. Other practices like wiping away from the vagina after a bowel movement will also help prevent UTI's. If you have them frequently, see a urologist to make sure you do not have a problem. ...Read more

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How much folic acid should I take while trying to get pregnant? Can i buy it without consulting a doctor?

How much folic acid should I take while trying to get pregnant? Can i buy it without consulting a doctor?

One milligram: You need a prenatal vitamin that contains one milligram of folic acid. Over the counter prenatal vitamins contain 800 micrograms or 0.8 mgs which is not enough. A Rx by a MD will contain the sufficient amount of folic acid. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more