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How To Diagnose A 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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