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Is Gender A Factor In Groin Hernia
SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more
A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more
About 8%: There've been several studies looking at the epidemiology of inguinal hernias in the United States. Although The data is far from perfect, it appears that males have about an 8% chance of developing and inguinal hernia by the age of 30 and a total lifetime risk of developing inguinal hernia of about 25% ...Read more
Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more
In an operation for appendicitis, is the incision made in the groin? Does it increase the chances of developing an inguinal hernia?
No risk: There is not a groin incision made for operation to take out the appendix. For an open technique an incision is made in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but well above the groin. For laparoscopic technique, there are usually three incisions, one at the belly button, one above the pubic bone, and one in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen, all of which are away from the groin. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
2 main parts: Though individual variations occur, the usual objectives include appropriate reapproximation of the diaphragm defect and some form of gastropexy - usually complete fundoplasty or partial. If the defect is large or recurrent in nature, a mesh may be needed for repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a laproscopic repair for inguinal hernia in march 2013. Is it possible to have a swelling in the same region, because of 12-14hours of sitting ?
Can varicocele be caused as a result of an umbilical hernia. Have a small, soft painless lump in belly button and pain/swelling of veins in testicles. ?
No: One is not related to the other. ...Read more
Here are some ...: This is a creative imagination. Clinically, I have never heard of it and realistically, there has been no imaginable cause which may connect to your concern because there is no risk to damage the testis except occasional unknown cut-off testicular artery may lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read more
Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.
Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe...: During hernia repair, particularly in young boys, the vas deferens (tube that carries sperm) can be damaged and scar, preventing sperm passage. Rarely, in adults having this operation, the testiculat blood supply can be compromised and cause shrinkage or even loss of a testicle, which can affect fertility. But keep in mind, most hernia repairs go well without any problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diaphragm: A hiatal hernia occurs at the spot where the esophagus goes through the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the abdomen and chest cavities. When this aperture loosens it allows the top part of the stomach to slide up a little into the chest. It can then result in reflux and heartburn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a groin sprain compared to a hernia and where would it be in the testicle socket or below on preuim?
Here are some ...: Reviewing the onset, degree, duration, interval, pain distribution, related physical activities, etc. with a detailed sequence of events and the findings of physical exam most likely can provide a reasonable diagnosis - inguinal hernia or groin sprain. So, collect the described information and bring it to Doc so to deduce reasonable Dx for proposing reasonable care. Best wish ... ...Read more
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