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Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Should child with inguinal hernia restrict activity pre op?

Depends: If activity causes more symptoms (eg discomfort, increased bulging, decreased spontaneous reduction, etc) then activity restriction may be beneficial. ...Read more

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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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My child is two years old and an inguinal hernia. What's the next step?

My child is two years old and an inguinal hernia.  What's the next step?

Surgery: Next step is unlike adults where some times could be observed, in children due fear of incarceration elective surgical repair is advised as soon as possible, which is simple surgical procedure, just isolating and tieing the sac at the neck with no reinforcement of floor (as in adults ).. ...Read more

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Is open or laparoscopic the best surgical option for a child having inguinal hernia?

Is open or laparoscopic the best surgical option for a child having inguinal hernia?

I would vote for : Open, but it is a matter of surgeon experience and training. So i would go with your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more

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What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is lax, then she may benefit from reinforcement of the musculature using her tissues. Would not recommend any mesh repair. ...Read more

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I have a very bad 6yr old inguinal hernia. Will not go down. Has been through 2 surgeries. Have special needs child. No money. Anyone help me pro bono

I have a very bad 6yr old inguinal hernia. Will not go down. Has been through 2 surgeries. Have special needs child. No money. Anyone help me pro bono

Yes ,: Lot of doctors will do charity care , facilities will not , go to your city hospital, or county hospital , even you may be eligible for medicaid , .' pro bono ' is for lawyers no matter what they get paid by some one ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia?

What is an inguinal hernia?

Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia get larger?

Can inguinal hernia get larger?

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 more

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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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What can cause a inguinal hernia?

Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more