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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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Which medicine is best for the hernia pain my age is 58 years?

Which medicine is best for the hernia pain my age is 58 years?

Where is the hernia?: If you are having pain from hernias in the groin, belly button or surface of the abdomen, surgery is best unless you have had manyu unsuccessful repairs or are too ill and risky.
Hiatal hernias are often treated with proton pump inhibitors or acid reducing agents to diminish the pain of heartburn from reflux. These can also be repaired surgically. See your doc or a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had a 2cm hitial hernia for 2 years, I'm 96 pounds and everytime I eat it feels like food gets stuck. Medicine doesn't help. Is surgery an option?

I've had a 2cm hitial hernia for 2 years, I'm 96 pounds and everytime I eat it feels like food gets stuck. Medicine doesn't help. Is surgery an option?

One option: Alexis, surgery is an option, however you must weigh the risks and potential complications of undergoing surgery before proceeding. A 2cm hiatal hernia can certainly cause problems with eating, you certainly need to rule out other GI issues before having an operation that is irreversible. Continue working with your GI doctor, or ask for a referral to an esophageal specialist first to be sure. ...Read more

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70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

Need help for ED: You have a complex medical history. This needs to be reviewed by your primary care physician or a urologist. You may well be a candidate for medication, however need first to consult with the above. Above all avoid internet offers for viagra (sildenafil) or cialis, meds may be fakes or even dangerous. Real thing may be ok after above consultation. ...Read more

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I take 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) a day for 7 years I am 29 I have a hiatal hernia he said its a safe drug he is a doc that handles these things is he right worried?

I take 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) a day for 7 years I am 29 I have a hiatal hernia he said its a safe drug he is a doc that handles these things is he right worried?

Yes and no...: No drug is perfect, & pros of long term use of acid blockade need to balance against cons (bone fractures, low magnesium, C.difficile infection). H2 blockers (tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) have been around since the late 70's, are safe, but may require increasing doses to achieve acid suppression. Proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) are also generally safe, but talk to your doc about lowest effective dose. ...Read more

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Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).

Maybe just heartburn: ...But atypical chest pain especially in middle aged women is nothing to ignore. The potential origins may include: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus (due to dysmotility disorders, gastroparesis, biliary/pancreatic trouble, and/or non-acid reflux), musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I had an open repair inguinal hernia surgery 3 years back. I feel pain when I ejaculate. Can this problem be solved by medicines or need a re-operation?

I had an open repair inguinal hernia surgery 3 years back. I feel pain when I ejaculate. Can this problem be solved by medicines or need a re-operation?

See a Urologist: It is very unlikely that the hernia operation has anything to do with your feelings after ejaculation. A urologist may be able to treat this with medication and can also check to see if you have another hernia, but a recurrent hernia is unlikely in a young person just a few years later. ...Read more

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How many people die each year having hernia repairs?

How many people die each year having hernia repairs?

Almost: Zero. Unless the surgery is being performed due to some type or emergency or bowel strangulation, or if there are multiple underlying severe medical problems, the risk to one's life for hernia surgery would be near zero risk. Ask your own surgeon & anesthesiologist your risk category. ...Read more

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My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

Hernia: Groin hernias care common in men. Has he had the hernia examined? What is it that makes you say the hernia is bad? Painful? Large? It is rare to have an emergency from a hernia such as strangulated hernia, but rare things can happen especially if hernia is large. Find a clinic or doctor where he can have an examination. If bad pain go to an er where he can be evaluated. ...Read more

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And is it possible for a 14 year old to have a hernia?

Hernias: Hernias occur at any age and in various places, commonly the groin and along the abdominal wall. If you suspect a hernia, have it checked. Sometimes they can get pinched and be painful and a loss of blood supply may occur. All the beat. ...Read more

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Hi Dear Dr I have hernia about 35 year and my age is 70 but I very afraid from surgery please guide me?

Hi Dear Dr I have hernia about 35 year and my age is 70 but I very afraid from surgery please guide me?

I understand your: ...fear. If you've lived with this hernia for 35 years, you're wondering if surgery might create more problems than it fixes. The most important thing to consider is whether or not the benefit of surgery outweighs the risks at your age. Please discuss your concerns with your surgeon so that you can make an informed decision. ...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

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Can I get pregnant after a hernia fix this year?

Can I get pregnant after a hernia fix this year?

Yes: Of course details of the hernia repair are important to determine whether or not there could be any complications factors. Additionally, whether or not you need. C-section coul also impact delivery after some types of hernia repair. In general ventral hernia repairs could complicate things, but an inguinal hernia repair should not. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a big hernia can they do sugery?

My 1 year old has a big hernia can they do sugery?

Yes: Hernias in infants must be fixed. See a consultation with a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Why should a 16 year old male with a hernia get an open repair?

Why should a 16 year old male with a hernia get an open repair?

Atypical: If there is concern about the diagnosis or it may be an atypical presentation or simply the approach with which the surgeon feels most comfortable, an open approach may be reasonable. If you are questioning the decision, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Am 42 year old female just diagnosed with diminutive hiatus hernia. My q is is life threatening & can it be completely cured with medications?

No, and no: A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach is protruding up into the chest cavity. This is rarely life threatening, and only when the hernia is quite large, so shouldn't be an issue for you unless it gets larger, which typically takes years. This anatomical condition can only be repaired with a surgical procedure. Medications may help reflux symptoms, but will not fix the hernia. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 25 year old male and I am having pain from my bellybutton and down to my pelvic area. I am suspecting it's a hernia but am not sure.?

Look for a bulge: If there is a bulge at the belly button that is larger when standing and bearing down, it may very well be a hernia. May be worth a visit to the primary care doctor for an exam. Urgency of appoint depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sometime near year 2001 I had know that I have a discal hernia, from that time till now I take tramadol all days for the pain, don't know how to stop?

Talk to your doctor: You really need to talk to your doctor. Pain specialists may be able to decrease your need for so much tramadol. There are alternatives to medications that may help if you are not a candidate for discectomy.
See your doctor for two main reasons. First the need for chronic medication to relieve pain.
Second if there are options for your heniated disc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sliding hiatal hernia in a 15 year old?

Consult your doc: Medical management with PPI and antacids help.
Diet management helps too.
Consider a Gastro referral and opinion regarding surgery if very symptomatic in spite of medical management. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use a bodyblade exerciser. I am a 65 year old male and I have a hiatus hernia?

Is it safe for me to use a bodyblade exerciser. I am a 65 year old male and I have a hiatus hernia?

Likely: Exercizes that cause regurgitation- reflux are not helpful.
Standing on your head, abdominal pressure, severe straining as examples. ...Read more

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I have hernia, can I still mow my lawn? I am waiting one year for surgery! If it pops out more, wile I cut the grass will that be worse for me?

I have hernia, can I still mow my lawn? I am waiting one year for surgery! If it pops out more, wile I cut the grass will that be worse for me?

Probably ok: That's a long wait. It's ok if the hernia pops in and out. If pain however is limiting your activities, or you have increasing difficulty pushing it back in, call your surgeon and let them know the situation has changed, and become more urgent. They should move you up in that case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hernia repair in 2008, exteeme pain year after open exploratipn in may 2011 by hernia specialist, just more pain oxy 30 no relief anymore. Please help?

Nerve damage: Unfortunately chronic pain after hernia repair is quite common. Most probably one of the groin nerves has been damaged. Pain specialist can perform ultrasound guided nerve block to diagnose which nerve is affected if pain goes away either surgical complete cut of the nerve or implantation of nerve stimulator may help. ...Read more

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Was told I have an umbilical hernia about a year ago Currently I have no bulging or much pain I have had very loose bowls for about 2 weeks Food seems to goes right through me Could it be strangulated?

Was told I have an umbilical hernia about a year ago Currently I have no bulging or much pain I have had very loose bowls for about 2 weeks Food seems to goes right through me Could it be strangulated?

No: A strangulated hernia is very painful and produces a hard bulge. The diarrhea is probably not related to the hernia. If it hasn't improved at this point you should probably see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My family dr. Said I have a hernia and"cystocele with prolapse". I am a 51 year old female. What needs to be done? What type of dr do I need to see, and what needs to be done. How many surgeries will it take to fix the problem? How long would my recovery

You: You should be evaluated by a urogynecologic surgeon who has experience with repairing these type of hernias which can be quite complicated. If you are over weight, then losing weight is perhaps the most important thing that you can do. In addition, avoid constipation and straining when you urinate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wait a year before possibly having a surgery for an umbilical hernia?

Most likely: Unless there was a rare complication of the hernia getting stuck, there is no urgency to repair of an umbilical hernia. ...Read more