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Bad Option: The purpose of a hernia belt is to prevent intestine from getting incarcerated ("stuck") within the hernia. The umbilicus is a very difficult if not impossible area to support in this manner; if anywhere, belts are better for inguinal (groin) hernias. Not all umbilical hernias require surgery; but, if your symptoms are severe enough to consider a belt, you may want to see a hernia surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?
Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The nerves that would need to be impinged exit the spine and traverse the rear of the pelvis , direct and indirect inguinal hernias are anterior to these structures. Other side of the highway, different exit. I encourage you to get a physical exam if you have pain to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Distension : Usually from distension of the small and/or large intestine. Should resolve within a week or so. If the hernia was repaired, you can always call your surgeon to be sure. If it was reduced only, you should see a general surgeon for a consult regarding repair to avoid this in he future. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough had bilateral. laparoscopic inburial hernia repair. Pain at ins inscion belly button. Normal?
Sounds normal: It is very common to have a variety of minor aches and pains that come and go after any operation, including open inguinal hernia repair. Usually however, patients can tell that "something is wrong" even though it may be difficult for then to define. Trust your instinct, and see your surgeon if you think something is "wrong". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain would be if the hiatal hernia is causing so much irritation to your diaphragm that its spasming on the right, which could lend itself to some referred pain, but this is not very common. I hope this helps! ...Read more