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If You Have A Hernia Do You Need Surgery
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pap smear: All women age 21 and above or if sexually active should get a pap smear yearly for three years. If no problems are found then you may get your pap smear every two years regardless of your diagnosis of endometriosis. In any case you should always get a yearly wellbeing visit with your gynecologist and let him/her decide the best schedule for your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not always: Gallstones that are not causing symptoms and were just incidentally noted don't need any kind of intervention emergently. However, if there is nausea, abdominal pain, you should seek care. Follow a low fat diet to minimize symptoms if you have them. Gallbladders squeeze after a high fat meal and a stone can wedge into the neck of the gallbladder, causing pain and sometimes emergency surgeries. ...Read more
"Sinus ": No, there are a number of over the counter meds that you could try. You could use an antihistamine if your rpredominant symptom is sneezing and. Drainage if nasal congestion is the biggest problem, a decongestant like sudafed can be used. Decongestants will run up the blood pressure though. Pain relievers can be used for headache only. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you have only a hairlip and no palate problems and it does not cause problems, then technically you do not need it fixed. If you have problems eating, speaking, or recurrent infections that can be linked to it then it would be advisable to have it repaired. Your best answer will come form a consult with a plastic surgeon who does these repairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnostic criteria : of ADHD -Primarily Inattentive Type = onset before age 10 of significant symptoms of inattention that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school or work for 6 mos. or >. Males often have ADHD-Combined Type in childhood, with significant hyperactivity/impulsivity, as well. 70% of cases of ADHD have comorbid ODD, anxiety, depression &/or learning disorders. The CES-D screens only for depression. ...Read more
6 weeks: Most surgeons will probably suggest you wait at least 6 weeks before undergoing cosmetic surgery. You want to make sure you have fully recovered from your delivery; including correcting any anemia that resulted and waiting for any swelling associated with the pregnancy to resolve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Seek a neurosurgeon: Spinal cord injuries (sci) are very serious and can have lasting effects.Unfortunately, they are all too common with motor vehicle crashes and motor cycle accidents as leading causes.Spinal cord injury can manifest as pain, weakness, numbness and are often associated with a spinal fracture. You want to go to a medical center where they have experienced neurosurgeons who can help with the situation. ...Read more
Sever pain & limited: Motion in the shoulder and deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there anyway short of surgery to see if you have a hernia? Female, hernia repaired once, inguinal. I think i ruptured it again. No mesh.
Cure for hernia : There is no known non-surgical cure for hernia, however not all hernias need to be fixed ! Meet with your surgeon to discuss the matter A truss can be worn or an abdominal binder to temporize matters but it doesn't cure the hernia which is an actual defect or hole in the abdominal wall. ...Read more
Hernia: Everyone is different. Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large, Painful: If a hernia is very small and not causing any symtoms, it can be safely watched (depending upon the location and type of hernia). Also, the decision to operate is always balanced by the age and health of the patient. Please see a hernia surgeon to help you decide what option is best for you. ...Read more
Only if you: Are the patient. "major" is a relative term, so it depends on what you compare to. Also depends on size and location of hernia too. If it an uncomplicated inguinal hernia repair, it is an outpatient procedure, and you will recover fully in one week or so. Ask your surgeon the same question for specific answer in your case. ...Read more
Weeks to months: A seroma is the fluid trapped by the repair that is "secreted" by the damaged tissue from the surgery. It will go away. I always tell my patients not to have someone drain it as they could get infected and that would be worse. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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