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In what way can I get a strangulated hernia ?

In what way can I get a strangulated hernia ?

Hernia symptoms: Hernias that cause pain and more commonly when they are intermittently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. Also can cause some local bulging at the site of the hernia as well. Have this issue evaluated by a medical professional and consider treatment if frequent or changes your ability to do normal daily activities. This can easily be seen on physical exam by your doctor to rule out strangulation. ...Read more

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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What are some signs of a strangulated hernia?

What are some signs of a strangulated hernia?

Severe pain: Strangulated hernia means that whatever is caught in the hernia has lost its blood supply and has died. This causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting and hypotension if it is bowel that has strangulated and is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the symptoms of a strangulated hernia?

Yes lots of pain: When hernia gets incarcerated, will not be able to push inside (reduce ) , will have severe pain, further delay in treatment will cause strangulation of bowel and gangrene , associated with intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a strangulated hernia?

How can I prevent a strangulated hernia?

Have Surgery: Honestly, this is why we do the surgery. We fix hernias to prevent strangulation. If there were another way, we wouldn't do hernia surgery. ...Read more

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Can a strangulated hernia kill someone if not treated?

Yes: A truly strangulated loop of intestine trapped in a hernia can result in tissue death & necrosis of the trapped intestine resulting in a severe infection & sepsis if not treated emergently. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an untreated strangulated hernia to kill a person?

How long will it take for an untreated strangulated hernia to kill a person?

Depends: Strangulated is different than incarcerated. Incarcerated just means trapped. Strangulated means the trap is so tight it cut off blood supply and the tissue dies. If the tissue is fat, you may have pain etc, but survive for quite a while. If the tissue is intestine you will start vomiting, soon become septic and in a worst case could die within 24 hours if not treated. ...Read more

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Why do I have all the symptoms of a strangulated hernia but the ER said it isn't strangulated? I cannot keep food down and am in severe pain.

Why do I have all the symptoms of a strangulated hernia but the ER said it isn't strangulated? I cannot keep food down and am in severe pain.

You need to: return to ED as soon as possible, if you have persistent vomiting and severe pain, for repeat exam and tests. Sometimes, abdominal conditions are difficult to diagnose on a single visit. ...Read more

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Need doctor help! how to tell if my mom is suffering from a strangulated hernia?

Take her to ER: If you think your mother has a strangulated hernia she should be taken to the er immediately as this is an emergency! the signs would be a hernia that is extremely tender to touch, nausea, vomiting, and you aren't able to push the hernia back into the abdomen. ...Read more

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84 year old woman has a strangulated hernia she cannot have surgery what happens she is my mother in law?

84 year old woman has a strangulated hernia she cannot have surgery what happens she is my mother in law?

Hernia advice: A strangulated hernia and incarcerated hernia are both different. A strangulated hernia can be a life-threatening emergency. An incarcerated hernia is not able to be reduced, and can become a strangulated hernia over time. A surgeon should evaluated any hernia at least once. If a hernia begins to become painful or becomes larger overtime, it may need to be repaired by surgery. ...Read more

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Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Had surgery 4 strangulated hernia 6/2/14. Placed on warfarin, but taken off 12/13/14, after negative Doppler, and D diamond test. Week later, had vaginal bleeding, and continues. Is this normal? 2 do?

Talk to your doctor: If you were off Coumadin (warfarin) for a week, the bleeding should not be related to the drug. Coumadin (warfarin) goes away in 3-5 days. Were you started on another anticoagulant like pradaxa or xarelto. If you have had persistent bleeding you should see your surgeon and your OBGYN ...Read more

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