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Reflexology And Inguinal Hernias
Location: A hiatal hernia occurs in the diaphragm, so that abdominal organs end up in the chest (usually just part of the stomach). An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin. The treatments are different, although both can be approached without a long traditional incision (laparoscopic surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right testicular and spermatic cord intermittent pain through the day 3.5 weeks after robotic bilateral inguinal hernia repair?
Doctors r/o inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, and testicular torsion. Observed epididymitis. Cause severe pain in LL Abd. when sneezing/coughing?
Referred pain: The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body. This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?
3.5 weeks After bilateral robotic inguinal hernia repair would right testicle and spermatic cord be in intermittent pain through the day? concerned.
Sounds normal: It is very common to have a variety of minor aches and pains that come and go after any operation, including open inguinal hernia repair. Usually however, patients can tell that "something is wrong" even though it may be difficult for then to define. Trust your instinct, and see your surgeon if you think something is "wrong". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Maybe: But only early after surgery while taking narcotic medications, which can cause constipation. If you are not taking pain medication & the hernia is already well healed then hernia surgery & constipation would likely be unrelated. See your family doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would the end of a hernia wound incision open(5mm) 1 year after an inguinal abdominal hernia operation?
Edges rolled: The skin did not heal.and infection can do it too. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Results of CT abd/pelvis, 2 fatty inguinal hernias, fatty umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia. What are these & what is treatment and risks of treatmen?
Surgery if pain: If the inguinal (groin) hernias and umbilical hernia are causing you discomfort, they should be fixed. A hernia is a bulge of tissue through a defect. A hiatal hernia is where part of the stomach goes up past the diaphragm into the lower chest. There are different types. A surgeon would have to evaluate this to see if surgery is needed. He or she may also do an endoscopy (egd). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1. Can chiropractors really "pull a hiatal hernia back down" and 2. can hiatal hernia cause nausea ?
M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?
Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Most hernia are repaired to stand any regular exercise or activities including stomach exercise as long as enough time was giving for the repair to heal extreme strenuous activity could bring the hernia back it all depend how the hernia was repaired if the hernia was repaired with a screen chances are less for recurrence. ...Read more
In inguinal hernia repair surgery if some of the cremasteric fibres/muscles gets excised will it cause reduced/absent cremasteric reflexes that side?
I see some have pain in the testicles/penis after inguinal hernia surgery, whats the chance I have testicle/penis problems after right inguinal hernia?
Moderate chance: There is of course pain and discomfort after most operations, and Inguinal hernia repair is no exception. The pain however is typically well tolerated, and limited. With a laparoscopic approach, typical recovery times are a few days -2 weeks. With the open approach, 1-3 weeks. Both have their benefits and risks. See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SomeMoreThanOthers: Inguinal hernias come in all shapes&sizes. The main issue "concerning" about hernias is the potential for intestine to get stuck (incarcerate) in the hernia; the blood supply could get cut-off, leading to intestinal death & the need for emergency surgery. The risk of this happening is dependent on the size & shape of the hernia; it is this factor & one's symptoms that guide our recommendations. ...Read more
It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: They can give you many of the same symptoms. Best to have an experienced md examine you. Rarely a study like cat scan may be necessary. Sometimes you have to wait and see if the pain goes away (strain) or whether a lump develops (hernia). This can take months to years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Groin Hernias: Groin hernias will never go away. They might become less symptomatic, especially as we treat exacerbating issues, such as constipation, prostate problems and coughing. Hernias will otherwise just enlarge over the years and will likely eventually cause worsening symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A variety: Depending on the patient, surgeon (and planned repair), anesthesiologist, and practice setting, inguinal hernia repair may be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia. You should ask your surgeon if the operation will require a specific anesthetic, or if you and your anesthesiologist can decide. For example, a very complex hernia may be too uncomfortable to repair without general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Inguinal hernias in general get bigger with time. This is because any abdominal pressure increases force that pushes it out and there is no counteracting force to push it back in. Strong abs do not cause inguinal hernias to go back in. ...Read more
Bigger: It is either getting bigger or the contents are trapped and swelling. ...Read more
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Professional exam: See a doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Yes: Hernias do not heal on their own. Not everyone has a surgery right away, but it is recommended that all inguinal hernias are fixed by surgery. ...Read more
Evaluate and treat : Treat and evaluate one at a time not a the same time ther both often treatable with high rates a individual success beware that femoral nerve intraentin groin may feel much likes l4root problem that disc herniation usually occurs at l3-4 diagnostic spine injection will confirm pain generator both conditions can be a symptomatic. ...Read more
This could be hernia: This very well could be a hernia. At first abdominal contents can push through the weakness or defect and then return spontaneously. However, these contents which may be bowel, omentum, bladder can get stuck ( incarcerated) and progress to strangulation where the viscera are damaged because the blood supply is compromised. This is a true emergency requiring surgery. ...Read more
It can be fixed: See a general surgeon with experience in hernia repair for an exam and consultation. This can confirm the diagnosis, and give you options of observation or repair. In general, types of repair are open or laparoscopic. About 75-80% of repairs in the US are done open. Only do lap if the surgeon is appropriately trained and experienced, and feels comfortable with the approach. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have bilateral small inguinal & obturator hernias.Most pain on left side & little sometimes on right. Should I only repair the ones on the left side?
Herniae: If you trust a surgeon to operate on you and I would leave it up to him as to whether both sides should be done ...Read more
Inguinal: abnormal bulges at inguinal ligament at internal or external anatomic canal areas may contain fat and large or small bowel. Hernias may occur at femoral canal also. Mesenteric hernias are internal abdominal gaps of mesentery with bowel through the gap ...Read more
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