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Supraumbilical Hernia Symptoms
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential. Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia.See 3 more doctor answers
Variable: Abdominal wall hernias can cause pain or discomfort, often worse with activity or certain positions. There is typically a lump under the skin that represents the abdominal contents coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia). Thus lump can enlarge, and in some cases become so large it becomes difficult to fit clothes and perform your usual activities.
Usually none: HIatla hernias can be associated with heartburn and regurgitation. Only large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are asociated with significant problems eating, early satiety, vomiting, and chest pain/pressure. When symtpomatic, these larger hernias should generally be repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps!See 2 more doctor answers
Similar to Men: While hernias are much more commen in men, women have similar signs and symptoms. In the groin, femoral hernias are more common in women; this may create a lump in the upper/inner thigh. Furthermore, a bulge may be evident in the labia. Abdominal wall hernias (umbilical, epigastric, spigelian, etc) will be the exact same.See 1 more doctor answer
Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus (like disc, brain etc).Symptoms depends on what type of hernia, usual groin hernias will have swelling that could be pushed inside, pain untreated will get complications
Hole: Abdominal wall her is are a hole in the muscular wall of the abdomen, through which abdominal contents can protrude, usually fat and/or intestines. Symptoms are typically pain/discomfort, and a bulge under the skin that often goes away when lying down or with manual pressure. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start if you think you have a hernia. Hope this helps!
Swelling: Hernias occur when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, there is swelling or a lump in the area, and there may be dull achy pain or heaviness. The lump usually goes away if you were to lie down. Hernias can turn serious, and that would result in severe generalized abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, exquisite pain over the hernia and cause with vomiting.See 1 more doctor answer
Pain: A strangulation occurs when intestine gets caught in the hernia and can't get back into the abdomen. This will cause the worst abdominal pain you could imagine, both over the hernia and generalized throughout the abdomen. May be nausea and vomiting and distention of the abdomen as well. This is an emergency and a surgeon should be consulted immediately.See 1 more doctor answer
Assuming you: Are talking about external hernias, symptoms are visible bulge, pain, nausea, and vomiting. If you have any of these symptoms other than asymptomatic bulge, you should have surgical repair when feasible. Ask for a referral to a surgeon for specific recommendations.See 1 more doctor answer
After gastric bypass: This is also known as an internal hernia, and occurs after surgery on the stomach, typically a gastric bypass. It occurs in the space between the colon, and the small intestine, and can cause severe pain due to blockage of the blood supply of the small intestine which can twist when herniated through the space. Hope this helps!
Hiatal hernia: I believe you are referring to a hiatal hernia which when small cause no symptoms. When large, they can cause difficulty swallowing, chest pain, or ulcers. These are also called paraesophageal hernias, and are often misunderstood and underestimated by the medical community. Need an upper GI contrast study, and maybe other tests to make the diagnosis. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Usually no symptoms: If it is sliding type of hiatal hernia with no GERD, but also depends on size and chronicity.
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