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What Happens If An Umbilical Hernia Is Left Untreated
This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more
What did your gyn: Say ? It depends how bad the prolapse is, if not that bad may not cause much problems, if bad can cause problems urinating or with bowel movements, can cause pain, and if it is so bad it is prolapsing out of the vagina it could get ulcerated or infected please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more
Strangulated hernia: The greatest danger of a hernia is the risk of strangulation. This occurs as a result of the intestines becoming trapped in the hernia and the blood supply becoming constricted. This is a sequela of an incarcerated hernia (one in which the hernia cannot be pushed back in). Incarcerated hernias should be evaluated immediately to prevent strangulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could an inguinal hernia surgery cause right side varicocele? Or is it coincidence to have it 6 mnths after?
Usually no: Developing immediately after surgery is unusual , may be did not notice it , but if you did not have it before , and appears immediately after surgery , possible to develop due to venous flow obstruction , resulting in the varicocele , speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Umb. hernia repair: An umbilical hernia repair is fairly simple. It can be done open (single small incision) or laparoscopically (with multiple small incisions, long instruments, and a video camera). A sterile, synthetic mesh is almost always placed, and the fascia (thick tissue) is closed over the mesh. This helps to prevent the hernia from coming back (recurring). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea.: Ulcers that bleed have eroded into a blood vessel. Small blood vessel may spontaneously stop bleeding, while larger ones may require endoscopy or surgery. Even when the bleeding stops by itself, the ulcer should be treated to prevent further bleeding or perforation. Medications can be very effective. The first step is to contact your doctor or a gastroenterologist for a history, physical and test. ...Read more
Complications rare..: Bad things can happen like infection spreading to the cheek, eye or brain, but this is rare nowadays with antibiotics. If you have a cold that lasts for over ten days, is associated with vision changes, or any serious symptoms, get seen and evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Epigastric hernia is a defect in the linea alba - midline fascia. There is usually herniation of preperitoneal fat. Usually asymptomatic but sometimes can be associated with pain due to incarceration/strangulation of the fat or wall of intestine. Therefore, recommend surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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