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Paraumbilical hernia op 1week ago. Should the swelling have gone down by now?

Paraumbilical hernia op 1week ago. Should the swelling have gone down by now?

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

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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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 a large paraumbilical hernia. Can I still have a gastric band fitted? Or perhaps have both sorted out at the same time

Both options: Could have both done at the same time, or separately on either order. Ask your weight loss surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is paraumbilical hernia in a cirrhotic patient life-threatening?

Is paraumbilical hernia in a cirrhotic patient life-threatening?

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 more

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I have a umbilical/paraumbilical hernia. Can't eat without it hurting bad and getting nauseous or sick. Should I go to ER ?

I have a umbilical/paraumbilical hernia. Can't eat without it hurting bad and getting nauseous or sick. 
Should I go to ER ?

Yes: This is apparently a incarcerated hernia. It may also be strangulated. Go now and have it checked out. It might be able to be reduced but have the doctor at the ER check out. It may at some point require surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Exercise: after surgery. After you are fully healed & recovered about 6 weeks after surgery, you should be fine to do all normal activities and exercises. Be sure you are cleared for full exercise by your surgeon. ...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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