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Bad news: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, through which can protrude intraabdominal organs such as the intestines. If the organs protruding through the hole get their blood supply cut off due to swelling or twisting, gangrene can develop in a matter of hours. This is what is meant by a strangulated hernia. It requires emergency surgery to avoid death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague question: Method of strangulation, extend and amount of crush injury determine the recovery. Be more specific as the mechanism and severity of injury ...Read more
Brief version: A great deal happens: injuries can include hypoxic injury to the brain, direct carotid arterial injury, and injury to the spinal cord / neck vertebrae. Said differently, the structures of the neck can be directly injured leading to paralysis and even brain damage from lack of oxygen to the brain. ...Read more
Depends: Strangualrion from an assault can result in decreased oxygen to the brain resulting in anoxia & brain damage. Strangulation from sexual activity or to get high, can also result in anoxic brain damage. The high comes from the brain losing its oxygen impacting the frontal lobes leading to a high (similar to what happens in an airplane when the air pressure drops, before people go unconscious). ...Read more
Bowel obstruction: By definition, if you have strangulated bowel in your hernia, you are obstructed. Usual symptoms include pain, nausea, bloating, and later with emesis and sepsis. As the bowel starts to die, you may have redness and swelling of the overlying soft tissue. It is considered a surgical emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't get strangled: Hemorrhages caused because valsalva against a closed glottus and increased intravascular pressure ...Read more
Pain, vomiting: An incarcerated or strangulated hernia is often very painful, and there would be a painful hard lump at the hernia site that does not go back inside. Vomiting and sometimes low fever. Often unable to eat. It is usually a distinctive and significantly new change of marked painful swelling at the hernia, and can be a surgical emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You don't: They will go away on their own ...Read more
If you have a paraesophegal hiatal hernia how long can it take for strangulation of the stomach to occur? What symptoms occur when/if this happens?
Suddenly: Strangulation of the stomach occurs as an acute event - sudden indent of pain, progressive, often associated with inability to swallow and wretching. It is very uncommon, but also unpredictable. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Egd 2 yrs ago: small hiatal hernia. Nexium (esomeprazole) & Prilosec no help. More and worse symptoms now. Possible strangulation of hernia?
No: A small hernia does not have the room to twist and cut off its blood supply which is the definition of strangulation. Antireflux meds frequently lose efficacy and either the dose has to be increased or switched to another one. A change in symptoms like this usually warrants a follow up egd. Consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers