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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?

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

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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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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Is it safe to be traveling to high elevations with a hernia?

Is it safe to be traveling to high elevations with a hernia?

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 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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How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

How long until it is safe to be traveling after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Fairly quickly: At one time hermia patients were kept in bed for one week to let the hernia heal. Now inguinal hernias are done outpatient and patient can travel in a day or two as long as pressure is not exerted on the wound. ...Read more

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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very safe when used: Mesh should be very safe if used properly and in situations that it is called for. The concern is the immune status and infection conditions of the person in whom the mesh is inserted. ...Read more

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Is sex safe with mild hernia?

Is sex safe with mild hernia?

As tolerated: Your activity level should be limited by how the hernia feels. If it doesn't hurt, press on. If it does, ease up. See a general surgeon with experience in hernia repair for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have children after having hernias removed?

Usually safe: because pregnancy causes a very gradual increase in stress to the hernia repair site. You should consult with your OB/GYN just to make sure. ...Read more

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I take 20mg of Omeprazoldaily for hiatus hernia problems, is this safe to take longterm ?

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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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 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?

Done with what?: Not sure what you mean by having you're belly button "done". If your referring to a piercing, it should be fine. If you're referring to something else, please clarify. Hope this helps! ...Read more