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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


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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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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible.
Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...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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Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier. The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh. The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears. There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

What are the symptoms of an abdominal hernia?

Lump and pain: Hernias on the abdominal wall typical cause pain and/or discomfort, and are also typically associated with a lump under the skin at the location of the hernia. This lump is larger with standing and coughing. Best diagnosed by a physical exam, ok to start with your primary care. Timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an abdominal hernia?

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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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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What is a hernia and what causes it in the stomach?

Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall or diaphragm through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. I the stomach is involved, it is usually a hiatal hernia, and may cause gerd symptoms, chest pain or difficulty swallowing. See a general surgeon for a consultation if your concerned. ...Read more

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What can I put over my stomach after a repair hernia?

What can I put over my stomach after a repair hernia?

Anything: Nothing needs to be placed over the stomach at all, the repair should hold it just fine. If you feel more comfortable with a binder that is ok - but it will not help prevent a recurrence. Be careful and follow the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the types of abdominal hernias?

Help doctors! What're the types of abdominal hernias?

Multiple types: There are a number of various types of hernias. Inguinal or groin hernias are fairly common in children and older adults. Femoral hernias are uncommon and occur in women. Obturator hernias are also rare. Incisional (or ventral) hernias are not uncommon. Congenital hernias include diaphragmatic hernias and umbilical hernias, the latter are common in children and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

What are safe exercises to do with an abdominal hernia?

Non-painful exercise: The hernia is already there. If the exercise hurts, then avoid it. Consider repairing the hernia. ...Read more

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Abdominal hernia: how can you tell if it is getting worse?

You'll know: The definition of "worse" is different among patients, but regarding hernias this generally refers to pain and discomfort, and enlarging size. There are some things that could be emergently worse such as a blockage of, or strangulation of the intestine. Best to have a consultation with a general surgeon to find out about your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can excessive stomach workouts at gym make a hernia worse?

Can excessive stomach workouts at gym make a hernia worse?

Any activity: That increases abdominal pressure like crunches, sit ups, excessive coughing, straining to urinate or stool, or heavy lifting can aggravate a hernia. If your activity is limitted by having the hernia, you should see a surgeon and have it repaired. Be prepared for 6 weeks of restricted activity to minimize the risk of failure or recurrence of the hernia. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Please explain what are some symptoms of abdominal hernia?

Pain and Bulge: Typical symptoms of a hernia are pain or discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that is more pronounced with coughing, andaybbe even disappear when lying down. If your concerned, see your promary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Has anyone ever had an abdominal hernia repaired using mesh?

Very common: About 90% of groin hernias, and probably 75% of ventral abdominal her OAS are repaired using mesh. Mesh reduces the chance the hernia will come back, but is associated with some unique potential problems. Fortunately, these are uncommon for the group of patients that have mesh implanted, but an individual's experience cannot be predicted. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For what reasons might an abdominal hernia make me gain weight?

It won't: A hernia is essentially a hole in the muscle layer if the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal contents can protrude. This by itself does not have any impact on weight gain. If there is intestine trapped in it and causing pain made worse by eating, it can be associated with weight loss however. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Hernia (Definition)

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