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Is It Safe To Go On Tour With A Hernia
My boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because i want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?
Yes: A hernia becomes a problem when it becomes incarcerated, in other words, something becomes trapped in the hernia and cannot squeeze out of the hernia sac. This is usually self evident with pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. As long as the contents of the hernia can be pushed back, i.e. Reduced, then it should not be a problem. Nevertheless, it would behoove him to see a general surgeon to fix. ...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
I had 4 c-sections. Repaired hernia with medical mesh. I have saggy belly and i want to go in gor liposuction. Is it safe?
Prob Not Indicatated: Most patients in your situation, do not benefit from liposuction surgery alone. Tummy tuck surgery is usually indicated for patients with your history. Of course, accurate advice would require in-person consultation. Make sure that you seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hytas hernia causing stomach pain have to go back to hospital but got a lads holiday before my appointment is it safe to drink alcohol with this ?
I have a hernia! is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr. Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als
As tolerated: Activity level should be limited by pain and discomfort, not by a fear it will get worse. The hernia can be mistaken for it be an inguinal hernia which has a different technique of repair. In either case, there is a risk that it will get worse unexpectedly. The risk of observation and operation are low, and you should see a general surgeon for a consult to make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hernia in my bellybutton and i had it operated on 4 years ago. Is it safe to have my bellybutton done sometime this year?
I might have a hernia from lifting a heavy item is it safe for me to travel for the month I have planned when it hurts to just get up and move?
No: Whether the hernia is based in the inguinal canal or represents a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall, the symptoms you present with are of potential strangulation. If left to progress or if one finds that any incarcertated loop of bowel will go on to develop gangrene, it will require emergency surgery. The site of the hernia should be examined for the possibility of strangulation . ...Read more
Proper diagnosis: A hiatal hernia simply means the stomach is a bit higher above the diaphragm than what is expected. It does not cause symptoms in and of itself. Reflux of stomach acid into the foodpipe (esophageal reflux) can cause heartburn in which case use of weight loss, antacids and elevation of the torso in the bed is advised. Only after these fail should a drug such as Omeprazole be considered. ...Read more
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