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What is the sufficient size of hernia that allows intstines intto it?

What is the sufficient size of hernia that allows intstines intto it?

No specific size : The intestines can protrude through very small holes, particularly in the case of some groin hernias. The larger the hole, the more likely the intestine will protrude, but the less likely it will become stuck, or incarcerated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Almost EVERY spinal condition there is also have grapefruit size ventral hernia repair failed 6 times. Can't strengthen core. What therapy can i do?

Almost EVERY spinal condition there is also have grapefruit size ventral hernia repair failed 6 times. Can't strengthen core. What therapy can i do?

Walk: Put on a supportive garment like a girdle (your doctor can prescribe and recommend where to get a custom made medical garment with hook/eye and velcro closure) and walk to control weight and strengthen the other core muscles around the hernia. ...Read more

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I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

Doubtful: The hiatal hernia and the peptic ulcers are unlikely to give you night chills and aches. Are you being treated medically for your ulcers? If not then you could certainly have complications from them, but they would not present as you have described. Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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Please talk to me about melatonin vs ppi's for gerd...I have a moderately sized hiatal hernia.

Please talk to me about melatonin vs ppi's for gerd...I have a moderately sized hiatal hernia.

Go with ppi: I know of no role for melatonin as treatment for reflux made worse by hiatal hernia. Melatonin is a sleep aid. Ppis are proton pump inhibitors and reduce acid production in stomach at the source - helping to relieve reflux issues common with hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What can be done about a moderate size fixed hatial hernia?

Moderate size hiatus: Small to moderate hiatus hernia and do not need any surgical intervention, if you have symptoms, treatment is recommended 1 if you are overweight try to lose weight 2 avoid strees 3 you can use antisecretory drugs like pump inhibitors or h2 blockers if the reflux symptoms are severe and do not respond to meds may need nissen funoplication you need treatment for symptoms and prevent stricture esoph. ...Read more

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I hv left ingiunal hernia hv noticed penis size reduction as hernia has emlarged?

Not to worry: Weight gain gives a man the impression of a smaller penis. As fat accumulates on the lower abdomen, the apparent size of the penis changes. "a large prepubic fat pad makes the penile shaft look shorter, " as we age the penis tends to undergo an actual (& irreversible) reduction in size (in both length & thickness). A hernia that is large can push on the prepubic fat pad and make penis look smaller. ...Read more

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What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

What method is used by doctors to know whether my hernia size is normal or it needs a surgery?

Assuming that: you are talking about inguinal hernia, you should have surgery if you have any symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, or distension. Consult with surgeon for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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Small lump (green bean size) found beside my repaired hernia area. Tingle upon touching. Recurrence?

Small lump (green bean size) found beside my repaired hernia area. Tingle upon touching. Recurrence?

See a doctor: or your surgeon. How long ago was the surgery? In the first 6 months after hernia surgery there can be a linear firmness along the healing scar, and you can have some sensitive skin nerves in the scar. If your surgery was recent, see your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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What to do about inguinal hernia size gets bigger.?

What to do about inguinal hernia size gets bigger.?

The main indications: ... For hernia repair are to prevent possible incarceration (bowel getting stuck in hernia) and significant pain or discomfort that prevents you from enjoying your usual activities. Seek consultation with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an epigastric hernia. Size is an egg and not painful. The surgery is planned for 30 april 2013. Is synthetic mesh the best solution? Symptoms?

I have an epigastric hernia. Size is an egg and not painful.  The surgery is planned for 30 april 2013. Is synthetic mesh the best solution? Symptoms?

Yes: Umbilical hernia repair is surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a sac formed from the inner lining of your belly that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button. At surgery the mesh is used to cover the defect and stitched to the adjacent tissues. Eventually, the tissues heal over the mesh and it becomes an integral part of the body. ...Read more

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Had incarcerated hernia surgery year ago and now I have hernia size of grapefruit above belly button. Should I seek medical attention immediately? It'

Had incarcerated hernia surgery year ago and now I have hernia size of grapefruit above belly button. Should I seek medical attention immediately? It'

Hernia: Yes, I would think it would be prudent to seek care for a hernia the size of a grapefruit. The time to take care of a hernia is electively not in an emergency as when it is incarcerated. When it is incarcerated and tissue is dying it becomes life threatening. ...Read more

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Bump in bellybutton that has slowly increased size over 3 weeks. Umbilical hernia? Slightly painful when bending down. Slight abdominal pains too.

Could be: Although umbilical hernia is a possibility it should not be painful. If indeed painful a more prompt referral to an emergency room is warranted to ensure this is not a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

How to treat a baseball size hematoma in abdomen following hernia surgery done 2 weeks agow?

Call your surgeon: I this occurs during the first few days after surgery, it is sometimes best to re-operate and drain/wash out the would and re- close. Two weeks is a bit long gift that, and the blood is spread into the tissues and not easily removed. May be best to wait until it reabsorbs, and that takes up to several weeks. See you surgeon to find out what's best in your case. ...Read more

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Is an epigasteic hernia soft or hard to touch? Can it grow in size?

Is an epigasteic hernia soft or hard to touch? Can it grow in size?

Both: Hernias are usually soft when no pressure is being applied to them. Lie down in bed and feel the hernia, if it's soft, not much to worry about, but yes, will likely increase in size over years. If the hernia is hard or tender get to a surgeon, Intestine can get caught in the hernia, and that can be a disaster. Generalized pain, distention of the abdomen and nausea/vomiting are danger signs. ...Read more

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My hernia is about the size of my fist. Is that larger than normal?

My hernia is about the size of my fist. Is that larger than normal?

Yes: The size of a hernia varies by the location of the hernia (groin, belly button, etc) and the size of the patient. However, regardless of these variables, a fist-sized hernia is large and should be repaired sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I had a colectomy 4 months ago and now have a hernia the size of a grapefruit it has been starting to hurt, especially when I cough.

Not Uncommon: Not Uncommon, unfortunately. This is why laparoscopy is being used more and more for colectomies. For you, it is time to get the hernia evaluated and repaired with mesh. Consider laparoscopic approach, if possible. See your local, trusted general surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard pea size rubbery lump beside my old hernia area (repair 7 months ago). What is that?

Surgical evaluation: This could be a suture granuloma (inflammation around a foreign body such as a suture), a recurrence of the hernia, or a lymph node. Especially if it hurts, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more