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Inguinal Hernia Foods To Avoid
I have inguinal hernia, what is better: mesh or non-mesh? I want to avoid as much complications as possible.
My inguinal hernia is getting bigger and painful day by day I sit 8 hours a day in office. Are there postures that make it worse and I should avoid?
No: You should get it surgically repaired. See a surgeon soon. Read more
I have a recently diagnosed inguinal hernia, should I avoid tennis and elliptical machine exercise?
Had inguinal hernia mesh removal hernia was left, now pain while doing pushups and situps for pt test, should I avoid these for rest of my career?
See your surgeon: You may have symptoms from the recurrent or residual remaining hernia, or the pain you had previously was not resolved with mesh removal surgery. May need another surgery. May need anesthesia pain management injections if the hernia has not recurred. Needs a new physical exam with your surgeon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had right inguinal hernia repair three years ago. Is there any chance of recurrence. What activities should I avoid.
Hi, 3 month since I had an inguinal hernia surgery. Can I consider myself to be fully recovered? What are the things I should avoid to re-occurrence?
Yes: Healing time is 6-8 weeks, 3 months is clearly time to return to normal activity. Recurrences are rare but can occur, suggest as yoou return to normal activity work up to strenuous activity such as lifting Read more
25yo. Tension free inguinal hernia repair two weeks ago. Paranoid, want to ensure don't damage repair. What to avoid? +Can weight/sitting affect?
Yes: Avoid straining- heavy lifting, pulling, straining at BM and yes, control your weight Read more
I drink brown whiskey with orange juice everyday, cirrhosis and inguinal hernia don't eat much, why does smell of food make me sick?
See your doctor: Heavy alcohol use with subsequent liver damage and cirrhosis puts you at risk for severe complications of liver disease, including liver cancer, internal bleeding from varices, confusion (encephalopathy) and ascites. You should see a gastroenterologist or hepatologist for a full evaluation. Loss of appetite is a concern and should be evaluated thoroughly and quickly. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pressure, strain: Inguinal hernia is a rupture is a tear or stfetch of muscular ring, causes weakness in abdominal wall. Allows bulge of bowel, inner fat etc. Heavy lifting, straining can increase the hernia. Over time can get bigger, easier for gut to bulge, discomfort, may cause blockage, or cut off blood supply to part of bowel-surgical emergency. Usual rx, elective surgery. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. Read more
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