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Is ozone a better treatment than micro discectomy for l4-l5 hernia with sciatica?

Is ozone a better treatment than micro discectomy for l4-l5 hernia with sciatica?

Neither: is first line treatment or standard of care for a herniated disk. Suggest core strengthening exercises first, then maybe consider epidural steroid injections and facet joint treatments if needed. After that surgery can be considered. Only time surgery is first line is if you are having weakness, loss of function of bowel or bladder or extreme pain not resolved with above treatments. ...Read more

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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


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How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

Gangrene: If an incarcerated hernia is not treated in time, the trapped portion of bowel can become gangrenous. This could lead to a life-threatening infection. If your hernia is painful or doesn't easily go back inside the body you should see a surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Do hernias a hydroceles usually occur at the same time?

Do hernias a hydroceles usually occur at the same time?

Similar linings: Indirect inguinal hernias and hydroceles are both lined by a membrane originating from the peritoneum. The communication usually closes at or shortly after birth, once the ipsilateral testis has reached the base of scrotum. This membrane becomes the tunica vaginalis. It is a hernia if the neck permits, bowel or omentum to enter. Communicating hydroceles have narrow necks, permitting fluid in+out. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery. ?

How long can a person with a severe hernia wait to get surgery. ?

Don't Wait: If you have significant symptoms related to a Hernia ,i would recommend that you see a General Surgeon as soon as possible and have the surgeon evaluate the hernia and make recommendations for treatment ( repair ). ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?

What should I do to avoid making my hernia worse and what is the recovery time after the operation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time is required to treat esophagitis grade A and Hitus Hernia. how long medicines are to be taken.

How much time is required to treat esophagitis grade A and Hitus Hernia. how long medicines are to be taken.

Try acid blockers: Most esophagitis will likely reflect injury from reflux of stomach contents (gerd) & should typically respond to acid blocker medicines. If you choose this route & you derive no relief after 2 weeks of acid suppression treatment, then seek medical evaluation since esophagitis may be more severe than anticipated, or due to a variety of non-reflux causes. But, hiatal hernias are not cured by pills. ...Read more

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If every time I have some kind of lap.Surg.I have another hernia develope i m not likely to keep repeating this process.Thoughts?

If every time I have some kind of lap.Surg.I have another hernia develope i m not likely to keep repeating this process.Thoughts?

depends: There are some patients more likely to develop hernis than others. If you need to have laparoscopic surgery in the future, be sure your surgeon closes the port sites with abdominal wall sutures, even for the 5mm sites. This is more difficult and requires a larger incision for obese patients, which also contributes to hernia formation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do hernias go away or become less painful over time?

Do hernias go away or become less painful over time?

Only after surgery: The only way for a hernia to go away is to have it surgically repaired (exception: umbilical hernias in infants). The pain from a hernia may wax-and-wane, especially associated with exertional activity, but is likely to worsen in time, especially as the hernia enlarges. If you are healthy and your quality of life is being compromised by your hernia, seek out the opinion of a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more