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Had surgery 3 yrs ago for paraesophageal hernia. Mesh was put in. Problems back now. I shake violently starting with spasms. Is this due to hernia?
Doubtful: Esophageal spasm doesn't cause violent shaking. I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor. If there is a concern about your previous paraesophageal hernia repair, you should see your surgeon and may need an upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy to make sure the mesh has not eroded into the esophagus (unlikely). ...Read more
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
I currently have a large, complicated paraesophageal hernia with no symptoms but want to exercise. Any physical and weight training restrictions?
Depends: It's a complicated question , and has to do with the location, surgeon, and anesthesia components of the cost. In the us, this operation is covered by essentially all insurance companies. If you're outside the us looking at private clinics, don't always go for the cheapest price. Research quality if you can, but its tough to do. ...Read more
10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. what are my options.
Trained MIS surgeon: Surgical repair of hiatal hernias is evolving, using minimally invasive surgery (MIS), such as laparoscopic or robotic repair. Use of mesh to strengthen the repair, particularly in redo hiatal surgery is likely to be the repair recommended. Make sure you go to an experienced MIS surgeon. ...Read more
I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?
It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a hernia near my bellybutton that's quite large across my abdomen. What test would be needed to really get an image of this hernia? Ultrasound?
Usually none: HIatla hernias can be associated with heartburn and regurgitation. Only large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are asociated with significant problems eating, early satiety, vomiting,and chest pain/pressure. When symtpomatic, these larger hernias should generally be repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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