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Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

Rectocele related to inguinal hernia?

No: Inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall of the groin, and is unrelated to a rectocele, which is part of a spectrum of pelvic floor muscle weakness. You can have both entities present, but they ate not related. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hulse
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Rectocele (Definition)

An outpouching of the rectum into the wall of the vagina due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more


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What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...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 safe when used: Mesh should be very safe if used properly and in situations that it is called for. The concern is the immune status and infection conditions of the person in whom the mesh is inserted. ...Read more

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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

Hernia activity: Im 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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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?

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

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Can you always see your hernia?

Can you always see your hernia?

Some yes, some no: Hernia=an organ or part of an organ protruding beyond/outside of its cavity through a defect in the wall. You cannot see hiatal hernia (stomach up in lung area) without imaging or during surgery. Large surgical hernias can be seen/felt all the time. Smaller reducible umbilical/inguinal hernias often can be seen/felt better in upright position etc.. If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have two hernia at once?

Yes: Hernias can occur in multiple locations. Common locations include the groin (inguinsl), belly button( umbilical) and ventral/incisional ( abdomen). ...Read more

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Could I have two hernias at once?

Simultaneous Hernas: In inguinal area occurring both on right and left side are not uncommon. Bilateral inguinal #hernias can develop independently in approximately 12-18% of patients, with ~3-5% of these occurring at the "same time".Since we are symmetric anatomically, the same congenital ; physical stresses that affect one side will affect the other also simultaneous umbilical ; inguinal #hernias are not uncommon. ...Read more

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How bad is it when u have a hernia?

How bad is it when u have a hernia?

Variable : Hernias are highly variable in terms of location, severity of symptoms, and treatment. Best to get an evaluation by a primary care provider if you have one. Generally, the only treatment is surgical, and there is a variety of techniques as well. It's a complex disease, often misunderstood for being simple. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a hernia?

How do you know if you have a hernia?

Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if I reopened my hernia?

How do I know if I reopened my hernia?

Pain and/or bulge: Typically, there would be pain/discomfort and/or a bulge. There could also be a return of whatever signs or symptoms you had that led to the diagnosis of a hernia. If your concerned, see your surgeon for and exam. Urgency depends of severity if problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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