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How will i know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

How will i know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

Pain and lump: Usually discomfort and swelling or lump forms under the scar at the site of prior surgery. Physical examination with your doctor is the best place to start. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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How do I avoid making an incisional hernia worse?

How do I avoid making an incisional hernia worse?

Avoid weight gain: Maintaining or losing weight and minimizing extraordinary abdominal wall stress is critical to avoid hernia exacerbation. ...Read more

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What kind of pain when you have incisional hernia?

What kind of pain when you have incisional hernia?

Dull pain first: At the sit of incision may be a dull pain with bulge first, then pain and size increases with time , able to push it in at first later, may gives complications like severe pain unable to reduce as it gets incaciraioned ( even stragulation ) causing bowel obstrucion including gangrene of gut. ...Read more

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What's the type of pain that goes along with a incisional hernia?

What's the type of pain that goes along with a incisional hernia?

At hernia location: It is common to experience intermittent discomfort, sharp pain, and/or pressure at the location of the lump or lumps along the old incision. See a general surgeon to define and align goals for repair, and options for repair. ...Read more

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What a lap incisional hernia?

What a lap incisional hernia?

Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read more

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Can bloatedness be due to incisional hernia?

Can bloatedness be due to incisional hernia?

Yes, if: Your incisional hernia becomes intermittently incarcerated and cause intestinal obstruction. If this is the case, you need to have surgical repair soon. Consult a surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Incisional hernia. Is the mesh uncomfortable?

Incisional hernia. Is the mesh uncomfortable?

Depends: There are many types of mesh so part of the answer depends on what type of mesh is used some mesh is absorbable or partly absorbable so that can leave less foreign body. Mostly i would answer this one no. ...Read more

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Does incisional hernia always require surgery?

No: But most do or they enlarge and cause other trouble. Risk - benefit is the calculation. Includes what surgery was original. Where is the incision? How large is the current defect? Contain bowel?Etc. ...Read more

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I am 88 and too old for surgery, I have incisional hernia and want a natural way to help. Can you recommend something?

Hernia Belt: There are hernia belts that work to keep the hernias reduced. They aren't great but something to try if you really do not want surgery. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an incisional hernia. It has been very painful so the dr decided to do a surgery today. Well theyinformed me there was no hernia and everything looked fine. My question is are they usually this easy to misdiagnose? Also what should i

Sometimes: An incisional hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall at the site of a previous surgical incision. They are usually straightforward to diagnose by physical exam in your surgeon's office, however in certain cases they are difficult to diagnose (obesity). A diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in these cases. If a defect is visible, it is repaired. Occasionally, however no true defect is found. ...Read more

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