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How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

Physical exam: It is a practiced skill that can be difficult to master. Obvious hernias are easy to see and feel by most. ...Read more

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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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How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

Exam: Hernias usually cause a visible bulge in children. This bulge goes away when they lie down and may be more pronounced standing, straing, or laughing, coughing, etc. Physical exam is very sensitive. Imaging studies are usully reserved for those patients with less than classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat a hernia?

Can you tell me how to treat a hernia?

Operation: A surgical procedure is the only way to repair a hernia, but not all hernias need to (or should) be repaired. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out more. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

How to tell if a femoral hernia is critical?

Pain: When hernias become "critical", they are usually associated with severe pain. A blocked intestine can also occur, manifest by bloating and vomiting with lack if flatus and bowel movements. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How does a doctor treat an abdominal hernia?

How does a doctor treat an abdominal hernia?

Abdominal Hernia: Abdominal hernias are repaired surgically, either with a laparoscope or via an open incision. Usually these hernias are repaired with some type of prosthetic mesh, with or without sutures or a tacking device. The hernia recurrence rate in the hands of an experienced hernia surgeon is quite low. ...Read more

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How to diagnose a reninoma?

How to diagnose a reninoma?

Reninoma: Very high blood pressure, difficult to control, very high renin and aldosterone, low K, Do renal vein renin testing too see where it is coming from after excluding renal artery stenosis. I specialize in difficult HTN and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How can I treat a femoral hernia?

Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more

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How do you treat a parastomal hernia?

How do you treat a parastomal hernia?

Mesh: The hernia is repair with mesh with the stoma staying in place. The stoma sometimes has to be moved but this is not the optimal treatment. ...Read more

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How can a hiatal hernia be diagnosed? Can a endoscopy detect it?

How can a hiatal hernia be diagnosed?  Can a endoscopy detect it?

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected either by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Please call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern. ...Read more

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How can you identify an umbiliical hernia?

How can you identify an umbiliical hernia?

Lump and/ or pain: You may feel a lump and/or have pain immediately under your belly button. You may also feel the lump come and go, or actually be able to push the lump back through the hernia defect and in to the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a inguinal hernia or lymphadenopathy?

How to tell if it's a inguinal hernia or lymphadenopathy?

Exam: A surgeon or primary care will feel the area and ask you to cough or bear down. A hernia is distinguishable from a lymph node in most cases. Ultrasound is also helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Can there be a way to fix a hernia without surgery?

Short answer is No: Hernia is a defect, or a hole, through which viscera, or internal organs, protrude. You cannot repair a hole without surgery. Only possible exception is umbilical hernia in a baby, which goes away in majority of cases by age 5, but you are older than that. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat or repair a sports hernia.

What can be done to treat or repair a sports hernia.

See a surgeon: Hernias don't get better by themselves. See a general surgeon - who are the experts in hernia repair - and confirm the diagnosis, and discuss whether it needs surgery. ...Read more

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

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 fix a hernia that is due to diastis?

Good question: Diastasis is not really a hernia, technically speaking. It is separation of your muscles, but without herniation of viscera. To repair a diastasis, you need to bring the two edges together using sutures or bridge with prosthetic material. It is usually repaired for cosmetic purposes, not medical necessity. ...Read more

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How does a doctor diagnose hemorrhoids?

How does a doctor diagnose hemorrhoids?

Physical exam: first by asking you questions, then by physical examination which consist of digital rectal examination and proctoscopy. ...Read more

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How to treat a Hemmorrohoid.

How to treat a Hemmorrohoid.

Hemorrhoids: Sitting in warm water in the tub helps, preparation H with witch hazel and hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter can also decrease inflammation. A physician can either prescribe a stronger corticosteroid product like Anusol-HC or Proctofoam or excise the clot, band, or remove the hemorrhoid as appropriate to your situation. ...Read more