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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...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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Im the 55 yr old female with the diastasis, and hernias..These hernias are in my stomach, sorry but not hiatal..That is how i found out about the diasts?

Im the 55 yr old female with the diastasis, and hernias..These hernias are in my stomach, sorry but not hiatal..That is how i found out about the diasts?

Hernia vs diastasis: The abdominal wall is built like a layer cake, with skin, fat, muscle and a tough lining called fascia. A hernia is a hole or weakness in the muscle and fascia. A diastasis is different. All the layers are ok, but the muscle doesn't come together in the middle. Most people don't need to have a diastasis repaired and they're not dangerous because there's no hole for things to get stuck in. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my stomach close to my belly button is it possible I could have a hernia, though I'm a female, I went to lift weights the other day?

I have a pain in my stomach close to my belly button is it possible I could have a hernia, though I'm a female,  I went to lift weights the other day?

Could be a hernia: Pain in the center of the abdomen around the umbilical area could be muscular if the hernia is not obvious it could be a small one or it could be digestive like small bowel problem could cause pain in the same area for now specially in the abscesses of digestive symptoms you could use heat pad and take Motrin no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to undergo surgery of abdominal hernia for an eighty three year old woman?

It's good and healthy to undergo surgery of abdominal hernia for an eighty three year old woman?

Depends: It depends on what the goals of the operation are. I would consider the problem the hernia is causing, and the likelihood it will get worse vs. The risks of operation and likelihood of success. It is also important i consider there may be a variety if techniques to choose from, some more invasive that others. While age is a consideration, it is only one factor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

A 28 year old female caucasion. I have to have abdominal hernia surgery. How can I get over this fear?

Common: Hernia surgery is a very common & safe surgical procedure. It is also common and normal to have a degree of fear or concern for surgery. Think about what is worrying you and discuss these concerns with your surgeon. Your doctor can help answer your questions & alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more

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20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

20 years old female I was told I have a fat contaning umblical hernia. I do get bowel problems and stomach pain but no one told me the hernia is cause?

May not be: Sounds like your umbilical hernia does not contain bowel, but omentum (fatty apron of tissue overlying abdominal contents); can cause pain. Don't know your bowel problems, unlikely to be responsible. ...Read more

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Which doctors/hospitals in san francisco bay area perform most hiatal hernia surgeries? Is laparoscopic best for 83 yr women-stomach is protruding

Which doctors/hospitals in san francisco bay area perform most hiatal hernia surgeries? Is laparoscopic best for 83 yr women-stomach is protruding

Yes: I am not familiar with the hospitals/doctors in the bay area. However, i can comment on then 2nd part of your question. Yes, if there are no other contraindications laparoscopy or even robotic surgery is better than open surgery especially for hiatal hernia in an 83 year old. Quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection. ...Read more

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