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What Can Cause An Inguinal Hernia To Grow Over A Few Years
"Wear-and-tear": Anything that increases abdominal pressure has the potential to promote the growth of an existing hernia. Some examples include heavy lifting, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough (smoking), etc. While all inguinal hernias do not need to be repaired, those that cause pain or are enlarging should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes for an umbilical hernia to develop in an adult? After doing sit ups a few months ago, it developed.. Underlying causes for uh?
Umbilical hernia: In adults, if there is too much pressure on the abdominal wall, fatty tissue or a part of the bowel can poke through a weak part of the abdominal muscle, resulting in an umbilical hernia. Doing sit ups could certainly contribute to its development in someone with anatomical risks such as a weak area in the abdominal wall. Obesity, persistent cough, or heavy lifting can increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If mesh from inguinal hernia repair causes chronic pain. Can anything be done to fix it (other than painkillers)? Or will just have to live with it?
Injection/mesh remov: First, pain from inguinal hernia mesh usually improves significantly in the first 3 months after surgery and about 90% of patients with abnormal pain are free of pain at one year. Steroid injections are often helpful. If pain persists the ileoinguinal nerve, which is often the source of the pain, can be cut. If the pain remains severe mesh removal can be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: 85 yr old in poor health , no symptoms , hernia could be left alone with observation . Age is no bar for right treatment , is a low risk out patient low risk surgery , an treated hernia is always a risk for incarceration , and complications . If it gets strangulated no option but surgery , regardless of age ...Read more
How fast can gallstones grow? Is it possible for them to get a lot bigger or grow to a large size within a month or two?
Can a weak spot in my abdomen be causing a seroma to return almost seven months after lap. Ventral hernia surgery? If not than what could be causing the seroma to return?
Hernia: Hernia repair is always recommended, risk/benefit analysis favors repair. However, it is elective outpatient procedure when healthy and not having symptoms (no er visits), okay to visit surgeon, get monitored. Elective scheduling with monitoring, can be 6 to 12 months out. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a mesh due to double inguinal (groin) hernia and would like to know if liposuction can be done for a mild case of belly and lower back fat?
Possible for an enlarged deep cervical lymph node to grow over 6 months due to Mono? Or unlikely to cause enlarged (and slightly growing) that long?
See your PCP: Lymph nodes can get enlarged for a few reasons, and some of which are benign and possibly a result of an infection. Enlarged neck nodes do however need to be properly examined in addition to any other symptoms like night sweats, fevers, and weight loss. This requires a proper workup by your primary care provider. I recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more
Maybe: If you are referring to a physical for work or the military, it will depend on the doctor doing it and the job requirements. These are very common, and can be highly variable in terms of their significance. Small hernias without symptoms can generally be safely watched, without activity restriction. Larger hernias or those causing pain may need repair by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the spine of an adult (in their 30s or 40s) still grow longer/taller by several inches that late in life? What would cause that to happen?
Late growth spurt: No, not common at all. If you or someone you know has experienced that, they need to see a doctor. There are cases of adult growth with too much human growth hormone, delayed ossification (hardening of cartilage to bone), and bone overgrowth (pagets disease). In all those cases, a doctor visit is indicated. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?
Can trichomonaisis lay dormant for over a year? Or is it possible to be exposed to it for a year and then suddenly develop symptoms?
Urologist can tell if an postop. 10 weeks (direct hernia repair) hydrocelle that changes it's size during the day can go/heal, if not-when/how can tell?
See primary surgeon: If the hernia is a direct hernia this just a weakening of the fascial structures and this often repaired by a general surgeon with the mesh. Early recurrence and late recurrence are often managed by the general surgeon performing the procedure. Management pending on if there is any residual defect present, degree of symptoms and other risk factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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