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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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How can I differentiate ulcer pain from epigastric hernia pain? had bad pain above navel after dinner. got MUCH worse after BM. need to pick specialst

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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How can I differentiate ulcer pain from epigastric hernia pain? had bad pain above navel after dinner. got MUCH worse after BM. need to pick specialst

Start w/Family Doc: It's not a bad idea to start w/your Family Doc 1st. S/he can evaluate, treat as appropriate and refer if necessary. In general, it's a matter of semantics & degree of pain as to heartburn vs acid reflux vs gastritis vs ulcer vs hiatal hernia. Of note, hiatal hernias are often asymptomatic. While waiting for appt w/Family Doc, consider antacids eg calcium carbonate, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibi ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

See doctor: It depends on when you had your surgery. Immediately after pelvic surgery the period may be a little heavier or more painful. If your surgery was a few months ago then there may be another reason such as infection. ...Read more

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Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

Lots of causes.: Any type of operation, even when perfectly performed, is a stressful period. And when you combine that with the discomfort of menstruation, the combination can be particularly difficult. Menstruation is commonly associated with muscle cramps and spasms which add on to surgical pain. Talk with your surgeon to find out whether your symptoms are within the normal range or not. ...Read more

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Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

Why is period so painful after right tube removal surgery? Regular pain medication doesn't work and already suffer from pelvic pain. Almost as bad surg

Lots of causes: Any type of operation, even when perfectly performed, is a stressful period. And when you combine that with the discomfort of menstruation, the combination can be particularly difficult. Menstruation is commonly associated with muscle cramps and spasms which add on to surgical pain. Talk with your surgeon to find out whether your symptoms are within the normal range or not. ...Read more

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What can I do for bunion pain management, surgery not an option. I ice before and after dance., spacers cause more pain. Pain worst when squatting. ?

What can I do for bunion pain management, surgery not an option.  I ice before and after dance., spacers cause more pain.  Pain worst when squatting. ?

Feel like Dancing ?: The key word in your question is dance. Dancing and bunion deformities just do not seem to go together without problems. You can certainly try the usual modalities that may offer some temporary relief at best. These include, but are not limited to, ice, ice/heat, NSAIDS(Motrin), topical gels(Zostrix) or even changing shoes. There has been some promising improvement of symptoms with Prolotherapy. ...Read more

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Why after spine surgery does my back pain continue?

Why after spine surgery does my back pain continue?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Probably sitting down to discuss this with your surgeon would be a good first step. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion as well. ...Read more

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What can you do for bad right shoulder pain after appendectomy?

Time: Assuming you had your appendectomy done laparoscopically, the pain you're feeling is likely due to the gas that is used to blow up your belly during the surgery. This can cause right shoulder pain which usually resolves within 48 hours as the gas is absorbed. ...Read more

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When will the right shoulder pain after my gallbladder surgery go away?

When will the right shoulder pain after my gallbladder surgery go away?

In few day,gas pain: Are common after laparoscopic procedures because carbon dioxide is injected into the abdomen to improve the surgeon's view. To help treat that.Position yourself on your side if you have shoulder pain caused by the carbon dioxide irritating the diaphragm. Bring your knees to your chest and hold this position for 5 to 15 minutes, recommends the universityof wisconsin hospital. ...Read more

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Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Many causes: abdominal pain has many causes because there are many organs in the abdominal cavity. if the pain is severe enough that make you think you should go to the hospital GO. gallbladder dysfunction causes your symptoms and can not be seen by the test you have had, you will need a HIDA scan which is an ultrasound with contrast to see the GB function. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain common after inguinal hernia surgery? How long can that last?

Is lower back pain common after inguinal hernia surgery? How long can that last?

Unusual: I haven't had many patients complain of back pain after inguinal hernia surgery. It may have been due to the positioning during surgery. Some clinics will do hernia surgery under an epidural anethesia and this can cause back pain. See your surgeon and discuss your pain with him. ...Read more

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If i'm having extremely horrible back pain lower back pain and hurt everytime i move even worse does this make should I go to the hospital?

If i'm having extremely horrible back pain lower back pain and hurt everytime i move even worse does this make should I go to the hospital?

No: The er is for life threatening emergencies. If you experience loss of bowel or bladder control or develop weakness of the legs then a trip to the er is warranted. You should go to see your regular doc about your pain. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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Why do I have back pain and stomach pain after uranal stent removal?

Why do I have back pain and stomach pain after uranal stent removal?

Spasms: Often time ureteral spasms will cause back pain kinda like when you are passing a kidney stone. That may explain your back pain. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more