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What happens if you don't get a hernia taken care of?

What happens if you don't get a hernia taken care of?

Lots can happen: It depends on what kind of hernia it is. Nothing can happen or you can get an organ or part of an organ stuck in it. Twisting in the hernia can cut off blood supply and cause gangrene. I believe in "fix 'em when you find 'em". Others say if it doesn't bother you, leave it alone. You will have to decide with the help of your doctor. ...Read more

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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Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't get treatment for a hernia?

Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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Can old men get a hernia from sex?

Can old men get a hernia from sex?

Hernia: Any type of straining can increase the symptoms from a preexisting hernia. This type of activity is unlikely to cause a hernia but may unmask a small previously asymptomatic hernia. ...Read more

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Can you get a hernia from coughing?

Can you get a hernia from coughing?

Yes: You can develop a direct hernia from coughing, a tear in the fibrous floor of the inguinal canal, or enlarge an indirect hernia, a hernia present since birth that you were not aware of. A physical exam can determine if a hernia is present. ...Read more

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What is a hernia? Can woman get them?

What is a hernia? Can woman get them?

A hole: And abdominal wall or groin hernia is literally a hole in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents may protrude, causing a lump and/or pain. Belly button hernias are very common in women, and though they are less common then men, women can get groin hernias as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could someone get two hernias at once?

Could someone get two hernias at once?

Hernias: Yes it is possible for you to have two different hernias as two sites at the same time either from an acquired or congenital type of hernia ...Read more

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What part of a womans body get hernias?

All over: Abdominal wall hernias occur in the groin, belly button, midline between the breast bainr and belly button, or off to the side of the belly button in the lower quadrants. Rarely can occur on the back. Typically seen as a lump under the skin that may cause discomfort, and feels like you can push it back in to the abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get a hernia at a young age?

Is it easy to get a hernia at a young age?

A qualified yes.: Some infants are born with hernias or acquire them in early childhood. Some women get them during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get some info on a hernia?

Is it possible to get some info on a hernia?

Yes: General surgeons generally repair hernias, however not all hernias are the same. They vary in location from the groin, to the diphragm (hiatal hernia), and vary in complexity from relatively straightforward to highly complex. Check the americas hernia society website to find surgeons interested in hernia repair and information about hernias. ...Read more

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Can you get a hernia from excessive coughing?

Can you get a hernia from excessive coughing?

NO if no weakness: Excessive strain or cough may result a hernia if there is weakness in inguinal floor, in a normal person with out weakness, with normal strong inguinal floor, will not cause hernia by excessive cough. ...Read more

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If I exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

If I exercise everyday will it make my hernia get smaller?

No: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra abdominal contents can protrude and appear as a lump under the skin. Only a surgical procedure will close the hole. Unfortunately, exercise will not. ...Read more

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What symptoms do u get when u have a hernia how do u know u have one?

What symptoms do u get when u have a hernia how do u know u have one?

Lump and pain: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents can pass through. This can cause pain or discomfort, and is usually seen as a bulge or lump under the skin. It is usually diagnosed by physical examination. ...Read more

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My 27 year old son has a hernia, a really bad one... He has no insurance, is this life threating. He lives in a small town in KY and its hard to get?

Hernia: Groin hernias care common in men. Has he had the hernia examined? What is it that makes you say the hernia is bad? Painful? Large? It is rare to have an emergency from a hernia such as strangulated hernia, but rare things can happen especially if hernia is large. Find a clinic or doctor where he can have an examination. If bad pain go to an er where he can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a c-sec 12wks ago would it be okay to workout with weights (10lbs) my baby weighs 15 lbs. I don't want to get a hernia or my incision to open?

Had a c-sec 12wks ago would it be okay to workout with weights (10lbs) my baby weighs 15 lbs. I don't want to get a hernia or my incision to open?

OK: In most cases 12 weeks should be a sufficient amount of time to wait. If you had any difficulty with wound healing (like an infection), or if you take prednisone-type steroids for any reason, these might merit checking with your OB first before working out. ...Read more

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Can adults get umbilical hernias?

Yes: Umbilical hernias are quite common in adults. Very often, a small hernia may be present at birth which may temporarily close off. In adulthood, stress to the abdominal wall that may occur with pregnancy, weight gain, excessive lifting, etc., may lead to this hernia re-forming. ...Read more