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Is it safe to travel with a hernia?

Is it safe to travel with a hernia?

Be Aware of Risks: Patients must be aware of the risks that go along with not having hernias surgically repaired. These include an increase in pain and the size of the hernia. More importantly, if the intestine becomes trapped in the hernia pouch, obstruction may occur with sudden pain and vomiting. This requires an immediate operation with a possible resection of the involved intestine. ...Read more

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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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When is it ok to travel with a baby?

When is it ok to travel with a baby?

Baby : Road travel is easy way to travel. You may stop to feed , and most of the time they are sleeping. Air travel is challenging but Ok. Some airlines provide bassinet for the baby and it makes things easy. Breast feeding to is possible . Ask for special seat when calling the airline. ...Read more

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Is it ok to travel with shingles?

Is it ok to travel with shingles?

Yes, but cover up: Shingles is re-activated chicken pox. Unlike chicken pox, it is only spread through direct contact. Keep your rash covered with bandages and clothing to avoid spreading it to others. It is often painful, discuss pain medication and your travel plans with your doctor. Now you can prevent shingles with a vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

Is it safe to travel and with a large abdominal hernia?

Yes: You should base your decision to travel with the hernia on the presence, frequency and severity of symptoms. The worse it is, the less likely you should travel. Also, longstanding hernias give you a history to reflect on, whereas newly developed hernias are more unknown. You also have to consider the method of and distance of travel, and what the healthcare system is like where you are going. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be traveling to high elevations with a hernia?

Is it safe to be traveling to high elevations with a hernia?

No relationship : Elevation has no effect on a hernia, however if you are mountaineering, you will likely be far from medical care. If the hernia is painful, you should get it checked out by a doctor before climbing in order to get the best advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

Soon after birth: The major issue is that when you are traveling, you are around other people with illnesses. In the first 2 months of life you want to be especially careful with exposing your child to others who are sick. Your baby otherwise can handle travel, but just be ready for frequent breaks for feeds! ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with a cold?

Is it ok to swim with a cold?

Generally safe: It is generally safe for you to swim with a cold, however if you develop fever or have a productive or excessive cough you should avoid public pools. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a baby with right eye infection to travel by plane?

Is it okay for a baby with right eye infection to travel by plane?

Yes: As long as the diagnosis has been made, appropriate therapy started, and follow up scheduled. It should be ok to travel by plane if it is not a highly contagious infection (e.g. Gonococcus, chlamydia, etc.). ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a leg ulcer?

Is it safe to fly with a leg ulcer?

OK with precautions: If it is a venous ulcer, most likely at your age keeping swelling down with compression and getting up and walking the isle some, if you can get an exit row seat to stretch your legs out and exercise your ankle. If space get your leg up in empty seats too. For most other ulcer types pressure would not be good but be sure if it is draining you have plenty of fluid absorption. ...Read more

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Is it ok to golf with abdominal hernia?

Is it ok to golf with abdominal hernia?

Depends: If the hernia has been evaluated by a surgeon and you decided not to have it repaired, then it should be ok if it golfing does not cause you pain. If it was advised to have it repaired due to symptoms and size, then i would not recommend golf or any other heavy physical activity. ...Read more

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Is it ok to run with a strained groin?

Is it ok to run with a strained groin?

No: A musculoskeletal strain rewuires rest to hesl and prevent further injury. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get and epidural with a heart problem?

Is it safe to get and epidural with a heart problem?

Depends: Usually it is ok, however, discuss with your cardiologist since frequently certain medications need to be held. ...Read more

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A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

A child with pneumonia, is it ok to take them to a pool?

NO: A child with pneumonia needs to rest and avoid exertion. Any increase in activity can cause difficulty breathing. I would be worried about adding the dangers of water activities in someone with impaired breathing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with a broken neck?

Is it safe to fly with a broken neck?

As long as inside: Yes as long as it is a stable fracture and you are braced appropriately or you had surgery to fix it and braced if needed. Some are minor and are treated like strains/sprains without bracing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do a at home insemination with a 3cc syringe or would it be to small or short to get the job done?

Is it ok to do a at home insemination with a 3cc syringe or would it be to small or short to get the job done?

Sure: It's not the size of the syringe that matters. Are you just skipping sex and putting sperm in vagina? If so then 3cc is fine. When doctors perform IUI they use an angio catheter to put sperm in uterus, which i will assume you aren't doing at home. But 3cc is fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a nap with contacts in?

Is it ok to take a nap with contacts in?

Depends: If your contacts are the hard type it is not a great idea. Most of the newer contacts are breathable and designed to allow this.You should cjheck with the documentation that comes with your contacts. ...Read more

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Is it okay for someone to still exercise with a fever?

Is it okay for someone to still exercise with a fever?

Not a good idea: A fever puts your body on notice that something is amiss. Core temp is high and the body/heart/circulatory system go into a high output state to deliver blood to the small capillaries in the skin (in an effort to cool down). Exercising then might magnify this high output situation and produce symptoms of heart failure/light headedness. Very little physiologic benefits of exercise when you sick. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be taking a bath with chickenpox?

Is it okay to be taking a bath with chickenpox?

A soothing bath: It is actually advisable to take a warm oatmeal bath when a person has chickenpox. The warm bath helps to manage the itchiness of the chicken pox rash. If you use an aveeno bath that can also soothe the itchiness from the chickenpox rash. ...Read more

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When is it okay to not have surgery for a hernia?

When is it okay to not have surgery for a hernia?

Small, asymptomatic: If a hernia is very small and not causing any symtoms, it can be safely watched (depending upon the location and type of hernia). The decision to operate is always balanced by the age and health of the patient. ...Read more

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