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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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What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia?

Symptoms of hernia?

Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more

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What is a hernia ?

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 ). ...Read more

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What is a naval hernia?

What is a naval hernia?

Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure( lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hernia?

What exactly is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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Can someone die from hernia?

Can someone die from hernia?

Yes: If the contents of the hernia sac have a compromised blood supply from twisting or compression the tissue can die. This can be very serious and cause dead if not treated surgically. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a hernia?

Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read more

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Can someone die from a hernia?

Yes: Yes, but it is very, very unlikely. It would have to be a hernia that is strangulated and neglected. This won't happen in most people. Consider repair if it is limiting your daily activity. ...Read more

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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

I feel like I have a hernia. Help?

Hernia: Any type of doctor can examine. Doctors that are expert in diagnosis and treatment of this condition are general surgeon. Find a surgeon who has an interest in this area specifically ...Read more

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Do hernias need to be operated o ?

Do hernias need to be operated o ?

Most do: Most hernias should be repaired if the patient is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. If the hernia is not causing you a problem now rest assured that it will given time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

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 more

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My hernia is hurting? What should I do?

My hernia is hurting? What should I do?

Maybe: Hernias may or may not cause pain, and size is not a determining factor. If the lump is firm and tender, you should seek medical attention that same day. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia include incarceration?

Complication : Incarceration is a complication of a hernia. It means that you can not push it in anymore. It stays out. ...Read more

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What causes a hemotoma from a hernia wound?

What causes a hemotoma from a hernia wound?

Bleeding: A hematoma is simply a collection of blood under the skin. This can occur after surgery if one is taking blood thinners, such as aspirin. Can also occur if bleeding is not adequately controlled during the surgery. Direct trauma to an incision soon after surgery can also cause a hematoma. Most common cause is the use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my hernia mesh failing.

Low: Some variables of mesh and suturing. BUT the failures are commonly around the tissue! mesh attachment. Be sure to let it heal well before straining it Follow doctors orders! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

Pain: A strangulation occurs when intestine gets caught in the hernia and can't get back into the abdomen. This will cause the worst abdominal pain you could imagine, both over the hernia and generalized throughout the abdomen. May be nausea and vomiting and distention of the abdomen as well. This is an emergency and a surgeon should be consulted immediately. ...Read more

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