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Doctor insights on: Is Ethnicity A Factor In Hernia

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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How common is it for people with a hiatal (gut) hernia to really NEED surgery? What are the deciding factors?

How common is it for people with a hiatal (gut) hernia to really NEED surgery? What are the deciding factors?

Uncommon: Please see this link: http://www.sages.org/publications/guidelines/guidelines-for-surgical-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd/

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I'm sixty nine year old female with incisional hernia, not painful. Surgeon says not an emergency. Because of recurrence factor want to avoid surgery?

I'm sixty nine year old female with incisional hernia, not painful. Surgeon says not an emergency. Because of recurrence factor want to avoid surgery?

Complex issue: In general, recurrent incisional hernias are difficult to repair (may be why there is a recurrence). Best to see a general or plastic surgeon with experience, expertise and interest in repair of complex incisional hernias. Options are observation, open/lap repair, or use if muscle flaps and/or a variety of mesh. Check Americas Hernia Society website to find a surgeon interested in hernia. ...Read more

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Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. heavy drinker and rec. drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. heavy drinker and rec. drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Ideally 2 weeks : Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table. It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying ...Read more

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My rheuma factor came 77kU/L and anti ccp is 26U/L. I also have increased TSH, hernia in lumbar region, also weekly migraine attacks. Plz advice.

My rheuma factor came 77kU/L and anti ccp is 26U/L. I also have increased TSH,  hernia in lumbar region, also weekly migraine attacks. Plz advice.

See a Rheumatologist: You need to see a rheumatologist to determine if you meet the case definition for rheumatoid arthritis and then see your regular doctor to help you determine what should be done with your thyroid. Your migraines may be affected by your thyroid issues. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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