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I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

Possible recurrence: one of the possibility is recurrence , and several other causes for ' sharp pains left abdomen ' See your doctor what is causing your pain . ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Sharp pinching pain in one spot on lower right abdomen on and off for months. Decreased sensation on skin in that area. Slight swelling not hernia. ?

Sharp pinching pain in one spot on lower right abdomen on and off for months. Decreased sensation on skin in that area. Slight swelling not hernia. ?

Could be anything: Pain in the right lower quadrant in 20 years old female could be a lot of things could be ovarian cyst could be a hernia in progress could be a bladder problem could be renal colic could be GI problem depend on what other symptoms you might have with it I'd course could be appendicitis but that will cause acute pain not pain that come and goes check with your doctor ...Read more

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78 year old male with dull ache lower right abdomen . hernia repair 15 years ago. Possibilities?

78 year old male with dull ache lower right abdomen . hernia repair 15 years ago. Possibilities?

Worrisome at 78 yrs: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation. Could they be related? What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation.  Could they be related?  What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the hernia is causing constipation. If there is a hernia, and there is a question, he should have an evaluation by a general surgeon. Many diets for constipation, but the first step is to make sure he is well hydrated - 8 glasses of water per day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Experienced lower abdominal pubic area right side 3 months ago, episodic pain, no symptoms, not a sharp pain. Local doc says minor hernia.I'm not sure?

Experienced lower abdominal pubic area right side 3 months ago, episodic pain, no symptoms, not a sharp pain. Local doc says minor hernia.I'm not sure?

Sounds like: You probably have an inguinal (groin) hernia. The discomfort you describe can be due to a hernia. Hernias can slowly grow over time. Follow up with your doctor & follow their recommendations. Surgical repair of the hernia will likely become necessary at some point in time. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an untreated umbilical/abdominal hernia in a 48 yr old male? 9 mos ago my husband was told by 2 drs. He had an umbilical hernia & required surgery at that time he was told it was less than 3 CM in size & didn't require surgery by ano

What are the risks of an untreated umbilical/abdominal hernia in a 48 yr old male? 9 mos ago my husband was told by 2 drs. He had an umbilical hernia & required surgery at that time he was told it was less than 3 CM in size & didn't require surgery by ano

Damage intestines: The risks of having an umbilical hernia are that intestines can become trapped inside (incarcerated), and their blood supply can then be cut off (strangulation). That could cause necrosis (death) of that part of intestine, which could lead to a hole in the intestine wall. This is very rare but is serious. Usually untreated hernias just may cause some pain. ...Read more

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34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when i sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when i sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

Maybe related : Tough to say if the two are related, but its possible. I think you would benefit from an evaluation by a hernia specialist, or a plastic surgeon with interest and expertise in peripheral nerve problems. You could check the americas hernia society or european hernia society website to help find a hernia specialist close to you. ...Read more

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Been having abdominal pains. I recently had an umblical hernia surgery and an appendectomy. Sharp pains right after my right rib cage. It feels lumpy?

Been having abdominal pains. I recently had an umblical hernia surgery and an appendectomy. Sharp pains right after my right rib cage. It feels lumpy?

Post surgery care: If your surgery was recent, then okay to call your surgeon and get in for a post surgery evaluation. Occasionally a fluid collection or some surgical related problem will need to be addressed. Your surgeon knows your case the best. Okay to start there. ...Read more

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Sharp, piercing lower L abdominal pain, coughing. Had back surgery Nov 4. Developed 12cm hematoma in retroperitoneal space. Concerned about a hernia. ?

Sharp, piercing lower L abdominal pain, coughing. Had back surgery Nov 4. Developed 12cm hematoma in retroperitoneal space. Concerned about a hernia. ?

Its possible: If the pain is in the left groin a hernia can develop there. If pain is still in the left lower abdominal quadrant I would suggest an exam to determine other causes. Good luck ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

See below: Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0003695/. ...Read more

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Male 20 years old abdominal pain radiates to back, i can feel my stomach pulsing but I have a small hernia on my lower abdomen.

Male 20 years old abdominal pain radiates to back, i can feel my stomach pulsing but I have a small hernia on my lower abdomen.

Radiation to back: Upper abdominal pain that radiates to the midback is suggestive of stomach, gallbladder, pancreatic or visceral organ inflammation. Umbilical herniae usually are painful only with contraction of the abdominal muscles, and usually don't radiate to the mid back. See your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of severe lower abdominal cramps in a 65 yo male?? Hx of prostate cancer sx and hernia sx approx 3 yrs ago. CBC, CMP, and CT scans all normal

Causes of severe lower abdominal cramps in a 65 yo male?? Hx of prostate cancer sx and hernia sx approx 3 yrs ago. CBC, CMP, and CT scans all normal

ER-NOW!: Please do not ignore this pain and go DIRECTLY to ER. THese symtoms are both dangerous and ominousl. If unable to drive -call 911. ...Read more

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58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

Chronic pain: Pain is a pain, and it behaves very differently with different people. The longer you have a pain syndrome the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you have pain for over a few weeks, ask and treat. ...Read more

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18 yo competitive tennis male; 1 yr of stomach pain near navel; 3 random cases of vomiting. Occas. constipation; also low back pain. Next steps.....?

18 yo competitive tennis male; 1 yr of stomach pain near navel; 3 random cases of vomiting. Occas. constipation; also low back pain. Next steps.....?

Abd. Pain etc: Your combination of symptoms requires an exam by your physician. Generally peri umbilical pain by itself is benign. All the best. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

Operate: The only way to definitively "cure" or repair a hernia is a surgical procedure. You could limit activity that causes symptoms, or use a variety of available support garments to help alleviate discomfort, but those things won't actually repair the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more