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Picture Od A Moderate Hernia
I have a hernia near my bellybutton that's quite large across my abdomen. What test would be needed to really get an image of this hernia? Ultrasound?
If you can see it:
And feel it that's all the test you need.
Time to have it repaired. No further tests can do that. ...Read more
Moderate size hiatus:
Small to moderate hiatus hernia and do not need any surgical intervention, if you have symptoms, treatment is recommended
1 if you are overweight try to lose weight
2 avoid strees
3 you can use antisecretory drugs like pump inhibitors or h2 blockers
if the reflux symptoms are severe and do not respond to meds may need nissen funoplication
you need treatment for symptoms and prevent stricture esoph. ...Read more
No: Not related, must be something else.Get a more detailed answer ›
Other way around: The hiatal hernia does not cause a large abdomen, rather the other way around - obesity and overweight are risk factors for developing a hiatal hernia. If you have a hiatal hernia, you should see your physician about a weight reduction plan to see if this will help you reduce symptoms. In some cases where bariatric surgery is being done, the hiatal hernia can be fixed at the same time. ...Read more
Could a moderate 5 day cough cause a recurrent hernia 130 days after open inguinal mesh repair? Have stinging/stretching pain at hernia site. No bulge
Moderate heavy leg pain at night left side have l5s1 disc hernia and degenerative disc disorder related? Mvc 2015 leg pain is dull and achy
And question is?: Given all verterbra, both bones&spongy-disks between them are under constant compression 24/7 (thus blocking microvascular blood supply; crucial for healing) by 3 overlaying layers of vertebral muscles (plus gravity in any variant of more vertical torso position) best relief for such problems is traction, however done, for 10-20 minutes, often one of more times/day. An inversion table is one way. ...Read more
Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?
No: Something serious on the right side of your abdomen wouldn't go away with ice or cold. It sounds more like a muscle pain in the abdominal wall if it happens occasionally and goes away with cold. See your PCP to know for sure what is going on but serious things don't generally go away that easily. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have moderate acid reflux and a hernia at the end of my esophagus right above my stomach. Should I be worried? Do I need surgery?
No: Moderate acid reflux can easily be managed by medication. The hernia that forms at the end of the esophagus is a sliding or paraesophageal hiatal hernia where a portion of the upper stomach and esophagus prolapse into the lower thoracic cage. This can easily be repaired if needed when the hiatal hernia is in danger of becoming constricted or strangulated ...Read more
I'm age 31 & been having moderate to severe pain in center of chest & upper back that comes & goes. Can my hiatal hernia cause this without heartburn?
Yes: Yes, but cardiac causes should be ruled out, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more
Does weight lifting with a moderate hiatal hernia only cause more reflux or actually pushes the stomach permanently more up? My esophagus is ok. Stop?
Do I have to live with constant moderate to severe pain? And what is wrond with me? 32 year old male previous hernia surgery left side five years ago healed fine. Moderate to severe pain in left hip radiating down leg and into right side. Swelling and pai
Mild/moderate rlq pain upon certain movements like drawing knees up. No other symptoms. Had us, ct, colonoscopy all ok. Could it be a hernia?
Had a CT scan to determine the surgical procedure for repairing an adnomial hernia. The scan showed a moderate inflammed pancrease (pancrelipase). What is this?
"Inflammed pancreas": "inflammed pancreas" as seen on ct as you described means you possibly have pancreatitis (injury to the pancreas). Not sure if you have any symptoms such pain, nausea, vomiting. To diagnosed acute pancreatitis, you need to have clinical abdominal pain, abnormal labs (pancreatic enzymes), and ct results. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Large hiatal hernia with moderate to severe gastroesophageal reflex disease with erythema and ulceration in the lower and mid third of the esophagus?
Take Precautions: With that kind of esophageal damage, your dr should have you on reflux medications. You should also have planned follow ups to be sure the treatment is working and the ulcerations are resolving. You should also discuss long term treatment options (medication, surgery). ...Read more
Hi, my CT Scan which was done to look for any masses on my ovaries & adrenal glands found a moderate sized, fat containing umbilical hernia. What does?
See a surgeon:
You need to see a surgeon to see if this needs to be left alone or operated on.
Generally, these are not left alone and are operated on in an elective manner. ...Read more
Small fat containg umbilcal hernia. Can it be the reason for my stomach pain its real moderate with nausea two days hurts. Went to ER no help?
Umb hermia: It can be cause of your pain or not. Umbilical hernias can hurt cause either fat or bowel can get stuck and cause swelling of the tissue due to blood supply being affected. With that said the pain you are having may have nothing to do with your umbilical hernia. You need a better evaluation by your doctor or emegency room. Like an x-ray or ct-scan. ...Read more
5 days post op lap and hysteroscopy to remove cysts, endo, and repair hernia. Sudden moderate to severe stabbing pains in left ovary area. Also low grade fever and chills?
Call your surgeon: You need to contact the surgeon who performed the procedures for further information. ...Read more
My husband, 31 6'3 185# no issues, had an od on anstesia during hernia repair. He now has bradycardia (hr 37 @ rest). Possible to be caused by this?
Heart rate of 37: Is dangerous, whatever the cause. Get him to a doctor immediately. Consult a cardiologist who will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more
Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more
Hernia activity: I'm not exactly sure what a press up is. However, as a general rule, activity with a hernia is limited by discomfort. As long as you do not experience pain, it should be safe to proceed with activities. A binder may help to keep a hernia reduced while exercising. But, if you are active, and the hernia protrudes frequently, it may be worth discussing this with your doctor and considering repair. ...Read more
See a surgeon: There are many types of hernias. Groin and umbilical are the most common. Hernias will not resolve without intervention. If you are a symptomatic, it may be safe to observe a hernia. Symptomatic hernias require intervention. Rarely hernias will strangulate and require emergency surgical repair. ...Read more
Rarely: The only her is that can heal itself is a belly button hernia in an infant. They usually heal by age 5. All other hernias will not heal themselves, and require a surgical procedure for repair. Reasons for repair are to resolve a problem, or prevent one. Talk to your doctor about it to figure out whether or not surgical repair is right for you. ...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