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Inguinal Hernia Size
One side inguinal hernia the size of an apple, non-reduceable, what is best for me? Mesh no mesh, lapro, open, should rice, suggest other? Which anesthesia? Thanks
Depends: It depends on many factors including your weight, motivation for local anesthesia, and hernia details. Sounds like it will be difficult under local because it is not reducible. Choice between lap and open is up to you, but most surgeons don't do lap, or have little experience with lap. ...Read more
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Having an inguinal hernia op in 6 weeks. It's increasing in size/discomfort. Will a Flat Pad Support provide symptomatic relief for the next 6 weeks?
Trusses don't work.
Have your surgeon move the date forward ...Read more
It is the size of another testes. Soft. Unattached. Am 61yo. Had this for 5 years. Have inguinal hernia Got worse after 3 week cough from cold?
Ask Magilla Gorilla: I saw something like that today, only in a gorilla. No, just kidding. Ultrasound showed it to be what's called a "spermatocele, "a benign sack of fluid and sperm (think of it as a reserve tank...). Of course that hernia could be lurking in there too, or some other cause for that lump. Get them checked out. And when you cough, press on the hernia so it won't pop out. Don't hold your breath to strain ...Read more
10 days post opp on double left inguinal hernia, my left testicle is three times its normal size and the tubes swollen and painful is this normal?
Sometimes: Swelling after hernia surgery commonly affects the cord structures to the testicle ; the testicle itself. Bruising can be seen too. I cannot tell if the swelling that you describe is normal for you without an exam. Call your surgeon ; discuss with them as to what you should do. ...Read more
Testicle swelled 5 days after open indirect inguinal hernia surgery 2.5x normal size and is bascally the same size 8 weeks later. Is this normal?
Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur
A: A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. You need to see a general surgeon and have them look at it and see what they think. The ultrasound is ok if you've already been scheduled, but it isn't always going to be accurate in diagnosing a hernia. Even if the u/s comes back saying that a hernia isn't seen, it doesn't mean you don't have one. Hernias are one of the most common conditions that a surgeon sees and most people still think that a physical exam done by a surgeon is the best way to diagnose whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more
Chronic pelvic pain I feel a little pea sized ball near my groin cud it be a inguinal hernia if so how do I get rid of it and what doctor do I see?
Had inguinal hernia repair 1 week ago. Since then, scrotum swollen to size of a mango from hematoma. Not painful but extremely sensitive. How to heal?
In 3-4 wks. Wear an athletic supported and ice the area 3-4X/day.
Try to elevate your legs for 20 min. 3-4 /d ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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
You need to see: The doctor, initial stages only the physician can detect, later appear as a painless bulge that goes away by lying down, If untreated other complications will set in. Make sure to see your doctor ...Read more