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Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Side Effects
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad question: There are surgical risks with any procedure - ie. Bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent organs, failure to cure, etc. There are also usually benefits for the majority of procedures performed. In the case of hysterectomy - we expect resolution of whatever problem prompted the surgery. The specific side effects of hysterectomy include - no more periods, no uterine prolapse, fewer cramps, etc. ...Read more
Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more
Dont worry: We always heal with scar formation. Adhesions are sheet like scars that span across the abdomen. In many cases you have them for yeas and never are bothered by them. The risk is one of these bands wrapping around your intestine and strangling it. In that case you will have intense abdominal pain an distention. It likely will never happen but check any abdominal pain greater than normal cramps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?
Few, but...: Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?
I'm 23,never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects
No surgery: 90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication. surgery reserved to a very small section of people . yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way. try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more
Three weeks after laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery i'm getting off and on testicle pain on both sides. Is this normal?
I had inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, feel pain at surgical side when ejaculate.A doc said that he has to check it laparoscopically will it be useful?
I had laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia surgery 2 months ago. One side is still very swollen - goose egg size, and tender. Should i be worried?
Hey doc just had double hernia surgery laparoscopic and about exactly a week after ...my hip or lower back completely felt like it was giving out very?
Check it out: Could be from the laying down for the procedure. Put strain on back. Check with your surgeon. If he says ok consider chiropractic or your PCP. ...Read more
Still feel lump under incision 2.5mnths after laparoscopic hernia surgery. Suture was vicryl and monocryl. When will it go away?
Small hematoma: It's not uncommon to have a small, palpable lump under the trochar sites of laparoscopic surgery. This is usually a little inflammation combined with a little hematoma (blood.) should dissipate over the next few months. I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery two days ago. Laparoscopic. It went well. How long before I can travel?
Usually 3-4 weeks: Ask your surgeon for particularsGet a more detailed answer ›
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery with mesh - recovery time? When to start with cycling and exercise for abdominals?
Ask your surgeon: He knows the details of your individual case and can give you the most accurate answer. ...Read more
Had laparoscopic bilateral hernia surgery 2 weeks ago and have numbness and burning on my right thigh above the knee that is not getting better?
I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. I have had daily headaches past 5 days that aren't letting up. Is this normal? What causes it?
Stress, pain.: it could be from anesthesia, reaction to the medication you are taking, including your pain medication, could be constipation which is popular after this kind of surgery.it could be caffeine withdraw if you are not drinking as much as you use to. list is long see your doctor. hold off on the pain medication and take Excedrin for a change and see if that will make your headache go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have numbness in both upper outer thighs after laparoscopic umbilical hernia surgery.Right thigh can feel the nerve "tingle" walking.6 days post op?
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
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