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Doctor insights on: What Is A Hernia And How Is It Treated

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What if umbilical. Hernia. Is not treated?

What if umbilical. Hernia. Is not treated?

Depends on Size: Umbilical hernias are quite common and do not always require surgery. In general. I recommend repair if the hernia is causing pain or has reached a size where intestine can "incarcerate", or get stuck, in the hernia. ...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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Can a strangulated hernia kill someone if not treated?

Can a strangulated hernia kill someone if not treated?

Yes: A truly strangulated loop of intestine trapped in a hernia can result in tissue death & necrosis of the trapped intestine resulting in a severe infection & sepsis if not treated emergently. ...Read more

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Should i continue medication with left 6 mm C5 hernia and could it be treated succeccfully without surgery?

Should i continue medication with left 6 mm C5 hernia and could it be treated succeccfully without surgery?

Depends: You mean herniation of c 5 disc which ihas a very disabbling effect on upper exreimity, yes if you dont have any neurological signs , then medications and physical therapy, if there is neurological signs need immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent danage. ...Read more

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What doctor do I go to, to get a hernia diagnosed and treated?

What doctor do I go to, to get a hernia diagnosed and treated?

Primary care: A primary care Doc can diagnose a hernia. Depending on the severity of it, he/she may refer to you to a surgeon for further recommendations ...Read more

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Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

Could inguinal hernia be treated without surgery?

No alternative: Surgery is your only answer..Sorry. It is a hole, can stay the same size or get bigger, will never disappear without surgery. ...Read more

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Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Hiatal hernia: It's possible. With Capp you are likely swallowing a great deal of forced air which can make you gassy and bloated but also force the stochastic up through the diaphragm and create hiatal hernia and reflux. May want to discuss with doctor pressure adjustment, biPAP, HOB elevation and anti-relic meds as well as weight loss. ...Read more