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Periumbilical Incisional Hernia
I have a periumbilical incisional hernia that was protruding, now I feel burning sensation and pain on the oposite side of belly buttom. Related?
Dull pain first: At the sit of incision may be a dull pain with bulge first, then pain and size increases with time, able to push it in at first later, may gives complications like severe pain unable to reduce as it gets incaciraioned (even stragulation) causing bowel obstrucion including gangrene of gut. ...Read more
Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read more
I am 88 and too old for surgery, I have incisional hernia and want a natural way to help. Can you recommend something?
I was diagnosed with an incisional hernia. It has been very painful so the dr decided to do a surgery today. Well theyinformed me there was no hernia and everything looked fine. My question is are they usually this easy to misdiagnose? Also what should I
An incisional hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall at the site of a previous surgical incision. They are usually straightforward to diagnose by physical exam in your surgeon's office, however in certain cases they are difficult to diagnose (obesity).
A diagnostic laparoscopy is helpful in these cases. If a defect is visible, it is repaired. Occasionally, however no true defect is found. ...Read more
Yes: An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribute to hernia formation include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking, steroid use, and multiple prior operations. Surgical repair is quite common and very effective. ...Read more
Incisional hernia: This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. ...Read more
I had a incisional hernia repair 16 days ago first week was awful then had some good days but now seem to be in agony again.?
If you have had a: Significant change in symptoms would advise your surgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that I can do to keep it from strangulating?
Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read more
I am detectd with hernia (incisional hernia). Now I am asked to remove the hernia but with a condition that I concieve futher. What to do please..
Depends: One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. (not good but rare). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read more
Why not: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not as long as it does not cause you any discomfort and/or pain. ...Read more
I have 19 incisions from incisional hernia repair recently, when will I be able to lay on my sides again?
Up to you.: Everyone feels pain differently. I have some patients who are back to laying on their side or other (Light weight) activities in a few days. And others who can't for weeks. As soon as you are comfortable you can do it. ...Read more
Male wit 29 yr old have incisional hernia 4m 5 yrs. Its not painful, except cosmetic. .. I wear a abdomnial belt for same. Should I go for surgery?
Unrelated: Symptoms from an incisional hernia may be swelling, pressure, discomfort, pain. If the hernia causes marked pain with nausea and vomiting then the hernia needs to be evaluated by a doctor or emergency room urgently. Drinking alcohol in a smart and moderate amount would have no affect on a hernia condition. ...Read more
Had open incisional hernia repair 10 days ago. I have fluid draining out of my umbilicus big time. I have read about seromas. Help.
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Spoke to gs for bilateral incisional hernia since pain is minimal suggests no surgery and low risk of strangulated cecum do this sound right?
2nd opinion: ? Bilateral incisional hernia? Incisional hernias occur along the length of the incision. It can be multiple i.e. Swiss cheese deformity but bilaterality? Are you referring to recurrent bilateral inguinal hernias? Anyhow, 2 nd opinion hernia consultation needs to be done in person. See a different surgeon before you make a final decision. ...Read more
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