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Incisional Hernia Symptoms
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 88 and too old for surgery, I have incisional hernia and want a natural way to help. Can you recommend something?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribute to hernia formation include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking, steroid use, and multiple prior operations. Surgical repair is quite common and very effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a incisional hernia repair 16 days ago first week was awful then had some good days but now seem to be in agony again. ?
If you have had a: significant change in symptoms would advise your surgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that i can do to keep it from strangulating?
Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am detectd with hernia (incisional hernia). Now i am asked to remove the hernia but with a condition that i concieve futher. What to do please..
Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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