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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Hernia Rupture

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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How possible is it to die from a ruptured hernia?

How possible is it to die from a ruptured hernia?

Rare: I assume you mean an incarcerated hernia where the intestine is trapped within a hernia sac. A bowel obstruction would result which if neglected would lead to dead intestine and peritonitis. Most people could not endure the pain of neglecting a hernia of this degree. ...Read more

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What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

What happens if a ventral hernia ruptures?

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

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What are the signs of a ruptured hernia?

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

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How easy is it 10 days after hernia mesh Surgury can I rupture it again.

How easy is it 10 days after hernia mesh Surgury can I rupture it again.

Yes: You should have been given lifting restrictions for about 2 weeks after surgery. And after 2 weeks you can start lifting more weight while listening to your body and not doing anything that causes pain. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when a ventral hernia ruptures?

Increased size: Ventral hernias don't rupture to the outside world, the skin holds the abdominal contents in place. However, they can become very large and difficult to repair if the contents cannot be easily returned into the abdomen during the repair. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May need followup: Depending on the type of hernia repair and the circumstances, constant burning in the area could mean a number of things and not necessarily a recurrence. If burning does not resolve its best to follow up with your surgeon and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

Can abdominal hernias in children rupture?

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

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a ruptured hernia in children?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes a ruptured hernia in children?

Weakness: Congenital weakness in the inguinal floor specifically at the inter ring, causes hernia, along the path of testicular decent, in female round ligament ...Read more

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Can an abdominal hernia rupture by pushing it back in?

Can an abdominal hernia rupture by pushing it back in?

Stuck hernia?: It will usually not ruptue. If it hurts and there is reddness around the area do not try to push it back in because the there might be bowel stuck and it can be damaged. So best thing to do is go to an emergency room if a hernia gets "stuck". ...Read more

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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.

Hernia diagnosis: Generally, a physical exam by an experienced hernia surgeon is all that is required. When in doubt, an ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

NO: If you have bowel contents coming out of your abdominal wall, you have developed a fistula. This needs immediate attention. You should contact your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Should not: As mesh is a tension free repair, fibrous tissue grows around will not allow displacement of mesh, rare occasions can happen. Discuss with your OB doctor, issue will be which is safer to you and baby, not slight chance of recurrence of hernia. Choice is obvious, Good Luck ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia in back?

Symptoms of hernia in back?

Herniated disc: Back pain and sometimes numbness tingling or weakness in leg or legs. ...Read more

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What are some hernia symptoms?

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

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Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

Describe symptoms of a hernia in women?

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

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What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are its symptoms?

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

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What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a hernia? What are the symptoms?

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

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What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

What are the primary symptoms of a hernia?

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

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What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

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

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What are the symptoms of hernia and its remedies?

What are the symptoms of hernia and its remedies?

Bulge: Usually a bulge in the area. Can be pushed in an out an at times stays out. Solution is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cardio oesahageal hernia?

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

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Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

Which are the symptoms of hernia and how to detect and cure it?

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

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more