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Paraumbilical Hernia Symptoms
Not necessarily: Swelling from any hernia repair can last for several weeks and depends in part on whether the surgery involved implantation of mesh or a complex repair. Another cause of persistent swelling could be a seroma or fluid collection at the site of the repair. If the swelling is getting worse or is associated with fever, pain or redness of the area see your doctor as soon as possible. ...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 have a large paraumbilical hernia. Can I still have a gastric band fitted? Or perhaps have both sorted out at the same time
I have paraumbilical hernia sac measures 1.5X0.7 cm with small defect of 5mm, and small pain. Shall I have operation to fix it now? When shall I do?
Depends.....: If you have a strainuous physical work, you need it fixed. Otherwise it can wait. ...Read more
Surgery worse: Often, surgery in a patient with cirrhosis that is severe enough to lead to that much ascites is more dangerous then the hernia itself. With use of diuretics or paracentesis, the ascites can usually be controlled. If surgery is ever needed, it is important to have a doctor that has experience managing patients with liver disease and portal hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a umbilical/paraumbilical hernia. Can't eat without it hurting bad and getting nauseous or sick.
Should I go to ER ?
I hav done paraumbilical hernia surgery using mesh. Nw it's 3 weeks. And the mesh part seems to b hard nw. Will the fats in that part go if I excercis?
No: the scar will soften but the fat will not return ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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