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Dr. James Lin
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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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Is it normal to get hardness & tenderness 8weeks after laproscopic hernia surgery?

Is it normal to get hardness & tenderness 8weeks after laproscopic hernia surgery?

Sometimes.: Hardness is common due to scar tissue. If mesh was used there will be some tissue reaction that occurs then subsides as healing matures. If pain is getting worse than better, go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are possible hiatal hernia surgery complications one could get?

What are possible hiatal hernia surgery complications one could get?

Multiple: Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury. Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hernia surgery to stop hurting, and is it bad for it to hurt after 6 months? I had a hernia fixed 6 months ago so i could get into the military, and its been 6 months and it still sore. Is this bad?

How long does it take for a hernia surgery to stop hurting, and is it bad for it to hurt after 6 months? I had a hernia fixed 6 months ago so i could get into the military, and its been 6 months and it still sore. Is this bad?

Operative : Operative sites for a hernia can be painful for a while, although 6 months post procedure sounds a little lengthy. You should probably speak to your surgeon to evaluate the possibility of causes of your pain. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding inguinal hernia surgery.?

Opinions: Have more than 1 doctor examine you. If surgery necessary check their record of surgery, (#'s and results.) Do have it if indicated because of danger of bowel getting stuck in muscle defect and turning gangrenous, "incarcerated hernia." Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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When can my nine yr old get back to football practice after hernia surgery above genital?

Soon: Hernia repair in a 9 yr old kid is a simple procedure, surgeon will give clarence as soon as wound heals , kid can get back to football. ...Read more

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6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

6 weeks since open mesh inguinial hernia surgery. Back to exercising but get stabs of pain in hardened area beneath scar when I have gas. Reoccurance?

Only yourMD can tell: It may not be recurrence just healing process, but always possible , need examination possible tests , to find out if it is a recurrence or not . . Best way to find out is go for a follow up examination to your surgeon. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia surgery is it true that i won't get another hernia again?

Not true: While the surgeon tries his best rarely recurrent hernia can be a problem. Hope for the best and good luck! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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