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Strangulated Hernia Symptoms
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
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.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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