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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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In general is it safe to travel 3wks after bladder sling and recocele surgery?

In general is it safe to travel 3wks after bladder sling and recocele surgery?

Yes: as long as you don't have any complications from the surgery and take frequent rest breaks, you should be fine ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel abroad with low lying placenta in the starting of fifth month?

Is it safe to travel abroad with low lying placenta in the starting of fifth month?

Placenta previa?: Not certain as to the degree to which this is occurring and this should be discussed at length with your obstetrician. It would also be important to know to where you are travelling. Good luck. ...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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What countries in Africa have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS? Is it safe to travel there?

What countries in Africa have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS? Is it safe to travel there?

Several: Botswana, South Africa, and some of the nearby countries have the highest rate. However, if you practice the usual safeties to avoid becoming infected, the only risk is from a substandard medical procedure (contamined blood or instruments). ...Read more

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Is chloroquine is safe in pregnency in hot climate like .India?

Is chloroquine is safe in pregnency in hot climate like .India?

Clarification: There are many areas in india where there are mixed forms of malaria and Chloroquine therefore is not reccomended. P vivax malaria does occur in india but so does resistant p falciparum. An alternative is to take pregnancy safe Mefloquine instead since the usual combo of Chloroquine plus proguanil cannot be used. Again Chloroquine alone is not for india. ...Read more

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What happen to the mesh which is used in inguinal hernia repair?Is it safe?

What happen to the mesh which is used in inguinal hernia repair?Is it safe?

Incorporates : The mesh used for inguinal hernias has been safe for most patients with several decades of experience. They remain inert but is intimately attached to the body with scar tissue. Very occasionally they can irritate the surrounding tissues or cause pain when too much scar tissue is incited. Theorized potential for increased infection has not been seen. It is safe. ...Read more

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

Always surgical risk: There is always some risk in any surgery or procedure.that being said, bypass surgery has been around a long time and the techniques have been proven to be relatively safe.If a bypass machine is used and they are relatively healthy, the risk for death or complication is only 1-2%.Complications include stroke and kidney/liver failure.If the surgery is not done,they may have higher chance of death. ...Read more

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

Choice: There are risks to all surgeries, but your friend has no choice. The small surgical risk is much less of a problem than the damage caused by the blockage. If the artery fully occludes, that part of his heart will surely die, and probably so will your friend. ...Read more

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Is weight-lifting safe in pregnancy?

Is weight-lifting safe in pregnancy?

It can be: If you've never lifted before review this with your OB and consider working with a certified personal training who has worked with pregnant women. If you've been resistance training consistently in the past, it's not unreasonable to continue - though you may want to take it easy on the intensity level - during your pregnancy. If you have any complication during your pregnancy, review with your OB ...Read more

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How soon after a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is it safe to get pregnant?(I am afraid of the pressure of the growing belly on the mesh) thanks

How soon after a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is it safe to get pregnant?(I am afraid of the pressure of the growing belly on the mesh) thanks

Always a possibility: but unlikely to happen , recurrence rate is very small especially tension free on lay graft, approximately 6 wks is enough to form collagen in mot of uncomplicated hernias , speak to your surgeon . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Is it safe to take baths in the 3rd trimester?

Of course....: Sounds like a great way to relax. I'd take advantage of the opportunity now, as similar escapes with a small child, or a toddler, or a school age child, or a pre-teen, or a teenager will be few and far between, and in each case for different reasons. Enjoy this while you can, then enjoy all the joys of parenting to come. Congratulations and cheers to you.... ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant women to travel by air (long distance)?

Is it safe for a pregnant women to travel by air (long distance)?

Depends: The risk of blood clots is the biggest concern during long flights. Also, potential complications of pregnancy can not be managed during a flight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly (air travel) while having a blood clot in the right leg while taking daily doses of warfarin?

Is it safe to fly (air travel) while having a blood clot in the right leg while taking daily doses of warfarin?

Yes, as long: As the Coumadin (warfarin) is properly regulated and the clot is not "fresh". The immobility associated with cramped aircraft is a risk worsening of the clot. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel by plane for around 3 hours in the first month of pregnancy?

Is it safe to travel by plane for around 3 hours in the first month of pregnancy?

Pregnancy/air travel: Would get up and walk around ( to the rest room and back and do 10 toes lifts) every hour and keep hydrated, 8 oz every hour. Check with your obstetrician that you do not have any complicating conditions. http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Air-Travel-During-Pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to go backpacking through asia during a swine flu outbreak?

Is it safe to go backpacking through asia during a swine flu outbreak?

As Safe as Anywhere: Good handwashing and avoidance of obviously sick people work anywhere.And there may be flu eventually anywhere in the world. ...Read more