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Is There A Way To Help My Child Not Have A Ventral Hernia
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
Aerobic Exercise: Weight loss is primarily related to reducing caloric intake and increasing aerobic activity, in that order of importance. Neither of those should be affected by the presence of a ventral hernia. While building muscle mass may improve one's metabolic rate, this needs to be balanced by the effect that heavy lifting has on the hernia. Have you considered hernia repair? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a colonoscopy be safely carried out on me even though I have a ventral hernia or should the hernia be repaired prior to having the colonoscopy?
Days-to-weeks.: Recovery following ventral hernia surgery is dependent on the operative approach (laparoscopic vs. Open), the size of the hernia, the health of the patient, the size and type of the mesh used, and the level of recovery needed to return to baseline activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a ventral hernia, is it o.K to do mild set ups? Im am a 77 year old male , i don't know how are when i got it the hernia , but it does not bother me and gives me no pain. By mild set ups i mean raising my upper body 6 to 8 inches off the floor.
The : The ventral hernia is a split in the abdominal muscles that run up the middle of your stomach. Hernias there are pretty common. They don't have to be fixed unless they are painful but they do look odd when you do a sit-up. The problem is they are certainly made worse by increasing the pressure inside the abdomen like when you do a sit up or strain down like you are passing a bowel movement. But a reasonable approach is if it doesn't hurt and it isn't getting bigger then you could probably do sit-ups . Just like all exercises, don't overdo it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Hernias are fairly common. It depends on the size and location of the hernia and your overall health, weight, diabetes, heart conditions. It depends if you had already had surgery at the same site. Hernias can be observed if small or not causing symptoms. You can also get a second opinion from another doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventral hernia surgery tomorrow with possible mesh. How safe is surgery? How long surgery usually take? Very scared! please help calm my fears thanks!
Info in consent: Unless there are contraindications, mesh is usually used for defects >4 cm. The repair can be performed laparoscopically or open. Complications include wound infection (12-18% after open surgery, less after laparoscopic aproach), bowel injury (up to 20% during open surgery, 1% laparoscopic), seroma formation, prolonged post-operative pain. Length of the operation varies from case to case (1-4 hrs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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