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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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Female, 67, good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Female, 67, good health, no smoking or alcohol, can a small hiatal hernia grown or enlarge? Thank you

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias can come and go, get better (especially with weight loss), and can get worse (with time and age, weight gain, increased abdominal pressure). They can cause acid reflux, feeling full early, chest pain and even feeling short of breath). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old. I have a small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides? Thanks

Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old. I have a small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides? Thanks

Incarcerated hernia: A right sided paraumbilical hernia can occassionally incarcerate a portion of a loop of small bowel. Initial inflammatory changes could cause refetted pain to the rib areas that you describe. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more

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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. ...Read more

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Do small hiatus hernias usually grow bigger or stay small?

Probably increase: In size slowly over many years. If it is the usual sliding type, little needs to be done to correct it, unless you have symptoms. If it is the less common paraesophageal type, you might need operative correction. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

I have pain in my left side and what feels like a small knot on my side im thinking maybe a hernia?

Could be: The groins and belly button are the typical locations for primary hernias, so if the problem is not there, it is less likely, but not impossible to be a hernia. See you doctor for a physical to be sure. ...Read more

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Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

No: Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities. ...Read more

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My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

Hernia: Groin hernias care common in men. Has he had the hernia examined? What is it that makes you say the hernia is bad? Painful? Large? It is rare to have an emergency from a hernia such as strangulated hernia, but rare things can happen especially if hernia is large. Find a clinic or doctor where he can have an examination. If bad pain go to an er where he can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello. I had an upper scope done and the finding was that I have an irregular z-line at the gastroesopageal junction and a small hernia. I was presc?

Hello. I had an upper scope done and the finding was that I have an irregular z-line at the gastroesopageal junction and a small hernia. I was presc?

Question incomplete!: There is a 140 character limit to use when asking questions, including spaces and punctuation. List your meds and other problems in the history portion of your profile. Ask again and shorten, so you have room for your question. Try "Post-scope dx: irregular Z line at GEJx & small hernia; given (med)" then add question. ...Read more

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What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

What kind of surgeon repairs hernias in a female?

Same one as in men: General surgeon usually handles hernia in majority of times repairs, others also trained to treat like Gyn, GU Plastic surgeons etc ...Read more

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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read more

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If I am now diagnosed with a small hernia. How long can I go without surgery?

Forever, perhaps: When a hernia is diagnosed in an adult, depending on the anatomical site, repair with mesh is usually recommended promptly. Although you may never have a complication related to the hernia, it is better not to wait until you do. Incarceration leading to strangulation of hernia contents is a surgical emergency that is riskier for you and the surgeon to fix, and may result in higher complications. ...Read more

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Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Can a hiatel hernia cause breathing or weight problems? I am a 47 yr old female.

Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and can be diagnosed on endoscopy or upper G.I. Contrast study. Small hiatal hernias are typically completely asymptomatic. The hiatal hernia would not be associated with weight problems unless it prevented you from eating in which case you may have unplanned weight loss. ...Read more

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Do you recommend even with a hernia as small as 0.56cm paraumbilical protruding through fat only should be repaired?

Do you recommend even with a hernia as small as 0.56cm paraumbilical protruding through fat only should be repaired?

Watched vs. Surgery: If asymptomatic, nothing. Can leave it alone. Especially if small and not changing over the years. If painful, large or increasing in size better to have surgery and fix it before it gets large. Usually an outpatient surgery with a small cut below your umbilicus. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small hital hernia in the cardio oesophageal junction can u tell me what possible symptoms one could get thanks?

Most are asympt.: Small HHs areanatomic findings on GI styudies. It is only if the so calledesophagael sphincter in incompetent ant there is reflux do you have problems. See GI for esophagael manometry if concerned ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??

I looked up my abd US & it says (small break in the fascial plane suggesting a small hernia at the site with minimal omental fat herniation) serious??

Talk with your doc..: Refer this Q to your doctor since the marginal findings of US have to always correlate with clinical profile so to make a reasonable, not perfect, judgement since no test bears a 100% of accuracy and specificity. Besides, all life events always display on their pattern of full spectrum; therefore, it is hard to make a perfect diagnosis especially at their early almost non-discernable stage. ...Read more

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My endoscopy shows small hitus hernia and mild gastrits what is finding?

My endoscopy shows small hitus hernia and mild gastrits what is finding?

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia is nothing to be concerned about. Mild gastritis is also not serious, but you may need some medication for it. Ask the doctor that did the endoscopy what is necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with a small umbilical hernia?

Can you live a normal life with a small umbilical hernia?

Yes: Yes if it is not hurting. If it starts to hurt have a doctor examine it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to lift weights with a small sliding hiatal hernia?

Is it ok to lift weights with a small sliding hiatal hernia?

Yes: Yes just breathe well and try not to hold your breath while straining ...Read more

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Can a small umbilical hernia affect my joining the military?

It shouldn't: Small umbilical hernias that cause no symptoms are quite common and can be watched without risk. If the military examiner feels the hernia should be repaired, it still should not interfere with your military service. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Do I need surgery for a small hernia that has no symptoms or pain?

Depends: What type of hernia is it or where is it located? Small hernias, without symptoms, that do not contain loops of intestine can be watched. But it would be best to see a surgeon to discuss what your risks are with and without surgery. ...Read more

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Hi. What are the symptoms of small sliding hiatus hernia?? Thanks

Hi. What are the symptoms of small sliding hiatus hernia?? Thanks

None: A small sliding hiatal hernia cannot be attributed to any symptoms. Not even reflux, as many people without a hernia have reflux, and many people with hernias do not have reflux. If the hernia enlarges, it could cause difficulty eating, intermittent chest pain and pressure, and ulcers with/without anemia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

No: Hiatal hernias are so common as to be nearly a normal finding. Unless it is a paraesophageal hernia keep the knives in a drawer. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Yes: A lump by the belly button can be an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an examination. A small umbilical hernia with no symptoms can be observed. Growing or uncomfortable umbilical hernias can be repaired with a minor surgery. ...Read more