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Symptoms Of Hernia Rupture
Can an umbilical hernia repair rupture a few weeks after surgery? If so, what are the symptoms? It has been 3 weeks and I am afraid to affect it.
Return of hernia lum: Return to surgeon for re-examination or get second opinion ...Read more
Strangulated hernia: The greatest danger of a hernia is the risk of strangulation. This occurs as a result of the intestines becoming trapped in the hernia and the blood supply becoming constricted. This is a sequela of an incarcerated hernia (one in which the hernia cannot be pushed back in). Incarcerated hernias should be evaluated immediately to prevent strangulation. ...Read more
Hernia is a rupture: Assuming you are talking about external abdominal hernias (not herniated disc or internal abdominal hernias), and you care concerned about incarceration or strangulation, any pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distention, urinary symptoms are warning signs. If you develop any of those, or if the hernia becomes so large that it is cosmetically unsightly, then you need an operation to fix it. ...Read more
I had a hernia repaired with mesh which was later removed. I think I re-ruptured the same hernia. What does the constant burning in the area mean?
Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier. The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh. The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears. There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more
Is there anyway short of surgery to see if you have a hernia? Female, hernia repaired once, inguinal. I think I ruptured it again. No mesh.
I have hiatal hernia my reflux has been worsening and now I've vomited blood. Could it have ruptured and what should I do now?
I had one Fallopian tube removed. But on the otherside I had surgery for a hernia and nerves. My periods have been horrible. Can my other tube rupture?
Short answer: yes: If you still have an intact salpynx (tube and ovary), it is possible to get infected, twist on itself or have an ectopic pregnancy develop. If your menstrual cycles are off or bad, seek help from gynecologist. The hernia surgery probably didn't do anything to the remaining tube or ovary. ...Read more
Had surgery for hernia doctor rupture my bowels now when I eat or drink it comes through my navel and my bowels also come through my navel is this nor?
My wife had open abdominal surgery for an appendix rupture about two months ago. There seems to be a lump near the scar. Hernia or scar tissue?
Lumpy scar: It can be either. Wouldn't hurt for her to check with the surgeon who did her operation. ...Read more
Had hernia surgery doctor rupture my bowels now feces coming through my navel now I have a abscess and hole in instestiintestinal is this normal?
Intestinal Fistula: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. What you are describing is called a fistula which is basically a connection from your intestine to the skin (in this case your belly button). Although this is definitely not normal, it is a complication that is seen with intestinal surgeries. You should be closely followed by your surgeon as your condition can quickly worsen if not monitored closely. ...Read more
Had hernia surgery on the 15 of may doctor ruptured my bowels and now when I eat I have to go bathroom everything comes through my navel I am concerne?
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My Mother in law has a Hernia Or an Ulcer (Golf ball Size bulge above her belly button right below her rib cage, it ruptured today is that deadly?
Urgent visit: You should take her to seek medical attention this morning. If that means an ER visit, then go. If in fact it is a hernia, any skin ulceration is a potentially life threatening condition. Not immediate like a gun shot wound, but something that need to be looked and treated within hours. Given the time it takes to get to, and in to the ER, then evaluated, etc., you should go now. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Last June I had a mesh inserted to repair inguinal hernia. Now 37w pregn, how high is the risk of mesh rupturing, being displaced in vaginal delivery?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously. These hernias can develop complications; like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an evaluation and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe, durable and effective. Recovery has restrictions for about 6 weeks. Be well. ...Read more
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