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What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

What are signs of a possible abdominal hernia?

A bulge and pain: An abnormal bulge, often with pain around it, are the most common signs of abdominal hernia. They most commonly occur at the belly button (umbilical), in the groin (inguinal), at previous surgical scars (incisional), and at the diaphragm (hiatal).They can all be fixed with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for less pain and quick return to work. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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What does it mean when your stomach hurts and feels nauseous when you drink juices or water? Sign of a hiatus hernia?

What does it mean when your stomach hurts and feels nauseous when you drink juices or water? Sign of a hiatus hernia?

Not necessarily: Your symptoms sound nonspecific. Generally speaking, only large hiatal (also called paraesophageal) hernias cause symptoms that may include difficulty swallowing, feeling full quickly, and chest pain commonly described as the sensation a balloon is trying to burst inside. An upper GI contrast study would help make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have swelling around both testes that subside when resting, suffer contapation, cud this be a hernia, doctor examined stomach but seen no sign?

I have swelling around both testes that subside when resting, suffer contapation, cud this be a hernia, doctor examined stomach but seen no sign?

Possibly: What you are describing could be a hernia or even a hydrocoele (fluid collection in scrotum). Small hernias can be easily missed. You should be examined standing up and straining and the doctor's finger should start by the scrotum and even feel from inside the sack. If you didn't get that kind of exam, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound of abdomen show hernia? If you're testicles hang very low-stomach protrudes out when empty not overweight, signs of what? Age 23

Would an ultrasound of abdomen show hernia? If you're testicles hang very low-stomach protrudes out when empty not overweight, signs of what? Age 23

Physical Exam Best: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity stretches thru, creating a sac. The problem with ultrasounds (or even ct scans) is that they are usually done laying down; gravity and relaxation of the abdominal wall may allow the hernia to reduce and be missed. The best exam is done standing, with and without exertion. I recommend you see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Testicals fill up with fluid when active and straining with contapation could this be a scrotal hernia? Doctor examined stomach but found no sign

Testicals fill up with fluid when active and straining with contapation could this be a scrotal hernia? Doctor examined stomach but found no sign

Hydrocele: You may have a hydrocele just like a hernia. Your doctor can refer you to a surgeon. He/she can examine you and tell you more about options for repair. The hydrocele is from a patent process. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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I have a large hernia on my stomach?

I have a large hernia on my stomach?

Abdominal Hernia: I do not see a question here. But, this is a very common problem. It is an easy surgery to repair. And, if you have any pain there you must be seen urgently for this surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read more

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