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What does it mean for hernia to be reducible?

What does it mean for hernia to be reducible?

Can push it back in: A hernia is when abdominal contents protrude through a weakness or "hole" in the abdominal wall muscles. A hernia is called "reducible" when its contents can be pushed back into the abdominal cavity. This can occur either spontaneously or with manual pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Please explain what it means when a hernia is strangulated?

Please explain what it means when a hernia is strangulated?

Lack blood supply: This is an irreducible hernia in which the entrapped intestine has its blood supply cut off.Pain is always present, this condition may be congenital (present at birth) or may be caused by the degeneration of muscle within the abdomen. Surgery is typically performed to resolve symptoms. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a hernia while having a upper GI done. What does this mean?

I was diagnosed with a hernia while having a upper GI done. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: The hiatal hernia found on UGI is very common and usually doesn't mean much unless it is associated with significant physical or histologic changes in the lower esophagus. If you are overweight, it would be a good reason to take off some pounds. The hernia is agrevated by increased abdomenal pressure. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm hital hernia, after endoscopy on 1/27/14, the hital hernia is now a 5 cm, what does that mean. Is a 5 CM cause to worry?

I have a 4cm hital hernia, after endoscopy on 1/27/14, the hital hernia is now a 5 cm, what does that mean. Is a 5 CM cause to worry?

Size alone: In a sliding hiatal hernia is not cause for alarm. You can get gerd and even precancerous changes, so periodic endoscopy is mandatory. Consult your GI specialist for proper follow up. ...Read more

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If you have suffered from a hernia does that mean you will have trouble with hernias for the rest of your life? i want to lift weights eventually.

If you have suffered from a hernia does that mean you will have trouble with hernias for the rest of your life? i want to lift weights eventually.

Careful: I have been a weight lifter for 58 years with no issues until I did what I knew was a wrong lift. Now I have a right Bicep torn head. Do your lifting in a reasonable and safe way. use the belt don't over extend and don't pick the "dead lift" as your favorite. Use a trainer and be honest when interviewing. Yes you can get the hernia again Soooo fore-warned is forearmed. ...Read more

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When a boy has diaphragmatic hernia, what does it mean?

When a boy has diaphragmatic hernia, what does it mean?

Variable defect: When the diaphram fails to finish forming, a hole is left between the chest & abdomen & bowel can slip into the lung cavity (herniate) before or just after birth(when baby starts to cry & swallow air).If the lung forms well & bowel slips later, there is a better chance of lomg term survival. Without room to form the lung on that side can fail.Rapid recognition & suportiive care is a must. ...Read more

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The c.T. Scan results says that my colon has become twisted for a possible "internal hernia". Wha's this means?

The c.T. Scan results says that my colon has become twisted for a possible "internal hernia". Wha's this means?

Hernia is Internal: A loop of bowel can protrude through a hole (defect) in the mesentery which supports the bowel in the abdomen. Such a protruding loop can become trapped (incarcerated) or become twisted and block its' blood supply and be strangulated. These conditions can then lead to obstruction or/and perforation of the bowel. If actually present, the condition would require surgical repair. ...Read more

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Trying to understand what "nonconcerning" means in regard to hernias. What makes them nonconcerning versus concerning? Do they still need treatment?

Need Clarification: Personally, i would never use the term "nonconcerning" to describe a hernia. I think you should discuss this with the physician who made your diagnosis to obtain some clarification. Except for rare cases, surgical repair of hernias are recommended. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my baby has a diaphragmatic hernia?

What does it mean that my baby has a diaphragmatic hernia?

Maybe big deal: Congenital diaphragm hernia discovered in utero can range from a small hernia with no consequences, to a large hernia preventing lung development that is associated with a high risk of death at birth. Treatment obviously depends on the severity of the condition. You may want to see a pediatric surgeon for a consultation if the seriousness or plan is not clear to you. I hope everything turns out ok. ...Read more

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