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Can disc hernia be seen on a radiology image of the back?

Can disc hernia be seen on a radiology image of the back?

Yes: Mri is the most accurate way and reliable way to see disc herniation. Although ct scans can sometimes allow a radiologist to see a disc herniation. ...Read more

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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 can be done about a moderate size fixed hatial hernia?

What can be done about a moderate size fixed hatial hernia?

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

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Could a moderate hyatal hernia cause heart palpatations?

Could a moderate hyatal hernia cause heart palpatations?

No: Certain types of hiatal hernas and esophagael motility disorders canmimic chest pain. If the cardiac workup is negative, you need eso manometry, and UGI xray and esophagael ph monotoring. ...Read more

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How to decrease the size of my upper stomach from moderate hiatal hernia?

How to decrease the size of my upper stomach from moderate hiatal hernia?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Might be: The symptom you present has a wide differential diagnosis. Moreover the work up you described does not rule-out an inguinal hernia completely. I advise you get checked by a surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Large hiatal hernia with moderate to severe gastroesophageal reflex disease with erythema and ulceration in the lower and mid third of the esophagus?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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How common are hernias?

How common are hernias?

Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us. ...Read more

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Does hernia heal itself?

Does hernia heal itself?

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

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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very: The different meshes available for hernia repair are safe. What type used, synthetic or biological, depends on the type of hernia and comorbidities. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

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

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What to do about a hernia?

What to do about a hernia?

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

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Symptoms of hernia in back?

Symptoms of hernia in back?

Herniated disc: Back pain and sometimes numbness tingling or weakness in leg or legs. ...Read more

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Can hernias heal themselves?

Can hernias heal themselves?

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

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Can you have a partial hernia?

Can you have a partial hernia?

Not really: A hernia is an abnormal protrusion through a defect. You can have a bulge, but if its's not going through a hold, it's not a hernia. You can also have a hole in your muscle, but if nothing goes through the hole, it's not a hernia. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a hernia?

Bulge: Looks for bulge in the goin or belly button ares can be other places. May or may not have to correct. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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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