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Rectus Abdominis Hernia
I had 2 "vertical" c-sections 39 & 40 yrs ago. Now i'm told I have a large hernia in my rectus abdominis: surgery to repair? Recovery time?
Yes: Surgery is required to repair any hernia. This can be done by opening your previous incision or laparoscopically. Recovery time varies depending on size of the hernia, technique of repair, and individual patient recovery process. I would plan on at least one night in hospital for bigger hernias and anywhere from 2-6 weeks of limited activity. ...Read more
Hello.I have a groin strain ,where Rectus Abdominus attaches to Pubis Symphsis,It is swollen and tender.Could I have caused myself an inguinal hernia?
Alphabet Soup: Ventral hernia: a bulge in the abdominal wall; most common site is the umbilicus. Diastasis rectii: separation of the normally-fused "6-pack" rectus muscles; it may look like a hernia but the fascia that covers the muscle is intact; tumor: is simply a growth; it can be benign or malignant (cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Precisely on rectus abdom attaches to Pubic crest, area is swollen and tender area.Did it with deep ext stretch.Have I given myself an Ingui Hernia?
Probably not: Sounds as if you may have injured the insertion of the rectus muscle, which is pubic symphysis, similar to a muscle strain. It would be unusual for you to have subsequently created a hernia. If indeed you did, it would be a direct hernia, which is the floor of the inguinal canal. Put a heating pad on it, rest it, wait a couple of weeks and if it is still bothering you, see your MD ...Read more
Could an injured/strained rectus abdominal include symptoms related to upset stomach, stomach pressure & hernia?
Surgeon ordered CT of hernia repair site bc of pain said I have right side thickening of rectus by my mesh. Left side loss of muscle. site is under belly button. More surgery he said poss. granuloma.
Possible surgery: When a hernia of abdominal wall repaired, it is essentail to have the wall intact. This is accomplised by inserting a mesh to cover the defect so the newly constructed wall is complete. The mesh is sutured into place with strong unually non absorbable sutures. It is possible that at one of the suture sites there is a hematoma or granuloma developing. Surgery may be needed. ...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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same. ...Read more
Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus ( like disc, brain etc ).Symptoms depends on what type of hernia , usual groin hernias will have swelling that could be pushed inside , pain untreated will get complications ...Read more
Hole: Abdominal wall her is are a hole in the muscular wall of the abdomen, through which abdominal contents can protrude, usually fat and/or intestines. Symptoms are typically pain/discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that often goes away when lying down or with manual pressure. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start if you think you have a hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes , Surgery: If you have pain from hernia means, it is one of dangerous sign, call your doctor and go to emergency room, small hernia , femoral hernia may not be able to feel when getting strangulated , pain medicine is not the remedy for you , medical evaluation is needed immediately.. ...Read more