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Doctor insights on: Parastomal Hernia Symptoms

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How do you treat a parastomal hernia?

How do you treat a parastomal hernia?

Mesh: The hernia is repair with mesh with the stoma staying in place. The stoma sometimes has to be moved but this is not the optimal treatment. ...Read more

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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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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My husband had a parastomal hernia repair april 11. He is still having pain. Surgery was not laproscopic.

Only 2 weeks: It is not that uncommon to still have pain in a hernia repair site 2 weeks after surgery. If the pain is increasing, or is accompanied by difficulty having bowel movements, fever, decreased appetite, or other symptoms, he should call his surgeon. ...Read more

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After removal of bladder and prostate because of bladder cancer, I have developed a parastomal hernia. Is this repairable.

After removal of bladder and prostate because of bladder cancer, I have developed a parastomal hernia. Is this repairable.

Yes: A parastomal hernia is a type of incisional hernia that occurs adjacent to the stoma and is not an uncommon complication after any type of ostomy surgery. Most patients are asymptomatic. Surgical repair is avoided in most patients with no or mild symptoms because of the high recurrence rates and pts. Are educated about the signs and symptoms of strangulation which require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia in back?

Symptoms of hernia in back?

Herniated disc: Back pain and sometimes numbness tingling or weakness in leg or legs. ...Read more

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What are some hernia symptoms?

What are some hernia symptoms?

Variable: Abdominal wall hernias can cause pain or discomfort, often worse with activity or certain positions. There is typically a lump under the skin that represents the abdominal contents coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia). Thus lump can enlarge, and in some cases become so large it becomes difficult to fit clothes and perform your usual activities. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. ...Read more

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What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus (like disc, brain etc).Symptoms depends on what type of hernia, usual groin hernias will have swelling that could be pushed inside, pain untreated will get complications ...Read more

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What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

Hole: Abdominal wall her is are a hole in the muscular wall of the abdomen, through which abdominal contents can protrude, usually fat and/or intestines. Symptoms are typically pain/discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that often goes away when lying down or with manual pressure. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start if you think you have a hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

Swelling: Hernias occur when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, there is swelling or a lump in the area, and there may be dull achy pain or heaviness. The lump usually goes away if you were to lie down. Hernias can turn serious, and that would result in severe generalized abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, exquisite pain over the hernia and cause with vomiting. ...Read more

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What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

After gastric bypass: This is also known as an internal hernia, and occurs after surgery on the stomach, typically a gastric bypass. It occurs in the space between the colon, and the small intestine, and can cause severe pain due to blockage of the blood supply of the small intestine which can twist when herniated through the space. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hernia and its remedies?

What are the symptoms of hernia and its remedies?

Bulge: Usually a bulge in the area. Can be pushed in an out an at times stays out. Solution is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cardio oesahageal hernia?

What are the symptoms of a cardio oesahageal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: I believe you are referring to a hiatal hernia which when small cause no symptoms. When large, they can cause difficulty swallowing, chest pain, or ulcers. These are also called paraesophageal hernias, and are often misunderstood and underestimated by the medical community. Need an upper GI contrast study, and maybe other tests to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously. These hernias can develop complications; like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an evaluation and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe, durable and effective. Recovery has restrictions for about 6 weeks. Be well. ...Read more

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What is a hiatus hernia symptoms?

Variable: Typically, small hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, or may be a contributing factor to heartburn or regurgitation. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) can cause chest pain and pressure, difficulty swallowing, anemia due to bleeding ulcers, and weight loss due to avoidance of food. See your doctor to find out more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hiatus hernia?

Acid Reflux: Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), sometimes difficulty breathing, frequent pneumonias, asthma attacks.

Severity of symptoms depends on how large the hernia is. Most hiatal hernias are small and cause mild heartburn or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What besides bulge are symptoms of a hernia in men?

What besides bulge are symptoms of a hernia in men?

Pain: Discomfort and bulge or swelling are the most common symptoms of a hernia hernias are most common in the groins in men & sometimes at the umbilical area. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strangulated hiatus hernia?

What are the symptoms of a strangulated hiatus hernia?

A few: Usually chest pain and pressure, associated with the inability to eat, and / or vomiting. The vomiting is frequently in the form wretching without liquid or good coming up, or "dry heaves". Could also be vomiting blood. This represents an emergency, life threatening situation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the symptoms of a strangulated hernia?

Yes lots of pain: When hernia gets incarcerated, will not be able to push inside (reduce), will have severe pain, further delay in treatment will cause strangulation of bowel and gangrene, associated with intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the main symptoms of a indirect ingunial hernia?

Bulge: When you cough there will be an impulse in the groin and visible bulge if it is more advanced. If it is an early (still small) hernia a doctor needs to examine you with a gloved hand will insert a little finger in the external inguinal ring and feel the impulse when you cough. Don't worry about these anatomical details. Just let the doctor check you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a hiatus hernia and what can be done for it?

What are the symptoms of a hiatus hernia and what can be done for it?

Many: Typically, only large hiatal hernias cause symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, chest pain, feeling full quickly, and fatigue due to anemia from ulcers. Diagnosis can be made with an upper GI contrast study. Treatment is surgical repair, best done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had hernia for 10 or mores years having symptoms of malabsorption is this serious?

Had hernia for 10 or mores years having symptoms of malabsorption is this serious?

Unrelated/can't say: Malabsorption can be bad enough to eventually kill you through malnutrition. I hernia can strangulates and burst leading to death. I can't put the two together as causing each other but they are worth attending to. Robotic surgery can be done as an outpatient on many hernias and have you back at work within a few days. Malabsorption takes a while to identify & fix the cause or causes. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

How will I know what does an incisional hernia feel like and what are the symptoms?

Pain and lump: Usually discomfort and swelling or lump forms under the scar at the site of prior surgery. Physical examination with your doctor is the best place to start. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a peterson's hernia and what are the symptoms?

Hernia symptoms: These are internal hernias and go through a peterson's space.
They can include abdominal distention, pain or a lump in the abdomen from blockage, tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?

How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hiatus hernia and read this case report could this happen to me if had similar symptoms?

Depends: Case reports are just that. Don't take everything you read literally. Most people with hiatal hernias have little to no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, pain, nausea, vomitting, bleeding, etc., see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small hital hernia in the cardio oesophageal junction can u tell me what possible symptoms one could get thanks?

Most are asympt.: Small HHs areanatomic findings on GI styudies. It is only if the so calledesophagael sphincter in incompetent ant there is reflux do you have problems. See GI for esophagael manometry if concerned ...Read more