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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

Painful hernia.: Usually they both could be monitored as long as remains asymptomatic, If gets painful, it may need an intervention and correction. ...Read more

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Had hernia op 6 weeks ago. Now my testicle and spermatic cord is paining. When i touch them the pain increases and even feel vomiting type.

Had hernia op 6 weeks ago. Now my testicle and spermatic cord is paining. When i touch them the pain increases and even feel vomiting type.

Not typical: Your symptoms are not typical, and you should return to your surgeon for an exam. There are many factors involved such as the amount of pain preop, type of repair, and whether or not there were any problems with the repair such as bleeding, also called a hematoma. In the mean time, try myoflex cream or aspercreme for pain relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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1 year after inguinal lap. Bilat. Hernia repair, i still have "pulling" pain sensation on right spermatic cord and "lifted" testicle. What to do?

1 year after inguinal lap. Bilat. Hernia repair, i still have "pulling" pain sensation on right spermatic cord and "lifted" testicle. What to do?

Check with your sur-: Geon. If the symptoms are not getting worse in any way, then probably give it another 3-6 months, to see if they settle down. If getting worse then if your surgeon is unable to explain it or reassure you, then have a 2nd opinion from another surgeon. ...Read more

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I want to know during an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) what does a doctor do to hernia sac and spermatic cord?

Hernia sac: Is either ligated high and excised, or left open or imbricated if it is small. Spermatic cord is always preserved. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, feel pain at surgical side when i ejaculate.How can I find out if scar tissue is compressing spermatic cord?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, feel pain at surgical side when i ejaculate.How can I find out if scar tissue is compressing spermatic cord?

PAIN post hernia: Called inquinodynia occurs in~6-8% of patients ; is more common in young male; those with significant pain prior to repair. It is often related to nerve irritation by surgical scar tissue. Certain physical activities can increase pain. Determining the cause of post herniorrhaphy pain should begin with a comprehensive evaluation and examination by a surgeon or hernia specialist. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?

No it won't: You are concerned about patency of your vas deferens. Lumen of vas is normally closed all the time except for passage of sperm. This lumen can not be seen on mri. Best first step to find out if one or both vas is/are patent is by semenalysis. I personally share your concern about wisdom of hernia inguinal repairs with mesh in young men. Of course there will be cases where it is the best technique. ...Read more

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2 months after bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery, my right testicle hangs higher than left, and spermatic cord is still sore, normal?

Yes: What you describe is not unusual. It is normal for one testis to hang a bit lower than its mate. You are likely the same as you were prior to surgery, but now you are focused and more aware of your anatomy. The cord tenderness will be resolving soon. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010(open repair)if I have scar tissue around spermatic cord.Will i feel pain all the time or just when ejaculate?

You may: Pain after any hernia operation is common though it usually resolves in a few months. Scarring of the cord or cremaster muscles is probably causing this. Repeating surgery usually doesn't solve this. Steroid injection treatments may help. Applying heat or a hot bath may help. With time, this usually becomes less of an issue. If you feel a mass or bulge that comes and goes, see the surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010.Feel pain & weakness in incision. What to do if vas deferens or spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010.Feel pain & weakness in incision. What to do if vas deferens or spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh?

Find out: There are known complications, and your surgeon can go over those with you. Recurrent hernia, scarring and infection of mesh are all possibles. I hope you are fine, but be checked. ...Read more

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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?

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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