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Prevent Femoral Hernias
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
I have suspected femoral hernias and am due to have keyhole groin exploration and repair . Will i be able to get a six pack still afterward?
Itch on right hip could that be caused from adhesions or femoral hernia. Have been previously diagnosed with adhesions and recently a femoral hernia. ?
i am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?
Shouldn't be: The placement of the mesh will augment you existing connective tissue and scar forming at the operative site such that it should prevent hernia in the future even with a chronic cough, heavy lifting, and all noral activity. While problems with the mesh are possible, they are unlikely, and would typically manifest with chronic pain. Activity or cough should not increase the risk of mesh problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Most ventral hernias are ones that you are born with or develop after having prior abdominal surgery. While you cannot prevent these hernias, they are more likely to enlarge in response to constant strain from obesity and/or excessive lifting. Furthermore, "the enemy of good is better": excessive core exercises can hasten the development of these hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't strain!: Lots of weight lifters develop hernias. Some they were born with and are brought out by the increased abd. Pressure lifting. Others get them from chronic straining. A weightlifer's belt may help in some cases. At any rate, the hernia should be fixed before you go on lifting or the hernia will enlarge and make repair more difficult and recurrence more common. You should not lift for six weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more
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