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Is There An Aftermath Of Hernia
Type of hernia: A hernia is an out-pouching of a cavity lining, most commonly the abdominal cavity through a weakeness in the abdominal wall/fascia called a defect. The end result is passage of abdominal contents or organs through the defect. Hernias progress from reducible (contents moving in/out) to incarcerated (contents stuck in defect) to strangulated (compromised blood supply) & possible organ rupture/death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, malabsorption: Some patients with chronic pancreatitis especially patients with cystic fibrosis have malabsorption. This usually means diarrhea and not absorbing certain vitamins. Other patients with chronic pancreatitis have severe abdominal pain that is difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck fracture: It all depends. If there was no nerve or spinal cord injury from the fracture then any aftermath is very unlikely. However, if there has been compression of a vertebra as a result of the fracture and it is not properly braced (or occasionally operated) there may be deformity or other consequences. ...Read more
YES: Yes there is a surgery. It involves fixing the hernia ( closing the hital opening back to normal size ) and anchoring the stomach in the abdominal cavity so it is less likely to recur. The reflux portion of the surgery is to prevent stomach contents like acid from getting in the esophagus. This can be a complex operation so be sure to talk to your dr about it and the possible complications. ...Read more
Nausea, not pain: Endoluminal plication is only appropriate as part of an investigational study. Downsides include: ulceration, trapped food, injury to adjacent tissue, inability to offer salvage procedures, non-reversability, and lack of long-term data. There is no evidence that the plication reduces the hunger hormone (ghrelin) which is so important in sleeve, bypass. ...Read more
Common: The incidence of incisional hernias is quite variable depending upon the operation (midline incisions have the highest risk) and the health of the patient. Factors that increase the risk include obesity, smoking, wound infections, malnutrition, heavy lifting, etc. Following a midline incision, hernia rates have been published as low as 5% and as high as 20% incidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable : Untreated, the hernia could get larger, or become incarcerated, which could lead to complications with repair, or require emergency care. While this could be serious, the chance it happens is probably very low. Having said that, it is also unpredictable. See a general surgeon for more info. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There is a lot of physical contact during tango/salsa. Is there more likelihood of an injury when doing the tango/salsa?
Quite: Possible...Rather see you get injured doing it than not getting injured not doing it. ...Read more
Bulge: When you cough there will be an impulse in the groin and visible bulge if it is more advanced.If it is an early(still small) hernia a doctor needs to examine you with a gloved hand will insert a little finger in the external inguinal ring and feel the impulse when you cough.Don't worry about these anatomical details.Just let the doctor check you. ...Read more
What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?
Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more
Faith: I believe the answer to both your questions is yes; however, that is a matter of faith and not medicine. Another forum would be more appropriate for such a discussion. Best of luck in your search for an answer. ...Read more
Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?
R u having symptoms?: The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Thankfully, this can usually be removed via out-patient laparoscopic surgery. Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. However, if you have stones that are "silent"--not causing symptoms--we don't recommend rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: With any operation or injury to the body there is the risk of scarring. There is the risk of a scar on the skin where the surgeon entered the body, as well as, risks of scarring with everything that was touched inside the body. Scarring is how the body heals tissue. We can try to do things to minimize the scar and the tension in the scar, but there will be a scar. ...Read more
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