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Why can't my orthopaedic surgeon diagnose a hernia? He told me to go to another doctor to get it diagnosed. Is an internist okay?
Not their expertise: Hernias are difficult to diagnose unless the symptoms and signs are obvious. Some times a ct scan or a sonogram helps to confirm the diagnosis. A peritoneal contrast study for abdominal hernias is an old trick. It all depends on the training and experience of the doctor seeing you. But the final decision is between the patient and a general surgeon so why delay the diagnosis? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes, however : As with any abdominal pain, if persistent, severe, or recurrent, it needs to be evaluated by a physician: in this case, internist, gynecologist, or fp. There are a number of possibilities, and it may not be easy to diagnose (good physical exam, possibly vaginal or rectal exam, blood tests, perhaps sonogram needed). The history makes me think first of hernia, but no guessing. Have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Hiatus hernia may lead to reflux and bad breath typically comes from substances in the bloodstream which enter the lungs to be breathed out (exhaled) or from bacteria on the tongue - these are the two most common causes. You should discuss management of the hernia with your internist or gastroenterologisr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have or get such a thing as bad gut..have had tests for reacurring sickness nothing has shown apart from small hietal hernia .told have badgut?
Poppycock: Badgut is not a diagnosis. Your providers have not yet figured out what is going on. Less common causes of GI symptoms include but are not limited to food intolerances, vascular disease and other uncommon problems. One can be intolerant to gluten, without meeting the criteria for celiac disease. Suggest you first see a gastroenterologist. If no help seek a respected integrative FP or internist. ...Read more
I have in L4 hernia-bulging lumbar i wanna know if i can still dance ballet? Or what kind of exercise can I do?
Yes But: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have pt, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. Time is biggest healer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to know if my Ovarian cyst is causing problems I have pain all the time and bulging they said it was not a hernia.
Could hiatal hernia cause sob, palpitations esp after food, sunsternal pain radiating through to back? Very debilitating. All cardiac diagnostics nad
Is loosing weight initially associated with early symptom of ingenuial hernia? When abdominal wall weakens does blood test show anything?
Hernias: Hernias can protrude with weight loss. The fat that was plugging the opening may shrink and allow fat or abdominal organs to protrude. You should start with a physical exam to see if your hernia can be felt. A general surgeon or general internist can examine you. If it is small, an ultrasound or ct scan can image the hernia. Blood tests will not help. ...Read more
I have a mesh due to double inguinal (groin) hernia and would like to know if liposuction can be done for a mild case of belly and lower back fat?
Possible causes for shortness of breath and irregular heart rate 85 yo male has high BP and hiadle hernia? Resting rate of 46, but was 85-130
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