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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe for me to use a bodyblade exerciser. I am a 65 year old male and I have a hiatus hernia?
What are helpful recommendations for ensuring a safe and speedy recovery after the ingiunal hernia open surgery?
Pre habilitation : Stay fit and exercise before the operation to make recovery smoother. Also, a laparoscopic hernia repair done by an experienced surgeon has a shorter recovery compared to an open repair, but only about 20% of inguinal hernias are repaired this way due to lack of training and experience. Whatever you do, best of luck! ...Read more
Getting a hernia sergery 4 hours away I was thinking about driving my self I am staying 4 days there and then hidden back home is it safe ?
Call your Surgeon: Not all hernia surgeries are alike, so it is impossible to answer this question without knowing the type of hernia and method of repair. However, most people will require narcotic pain medication for at least a few days, regardless of the technique. Therefore, it would likely be unwise to drive such a long distance so soon after your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer