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Doc said I have mild hernia is their anything i can do to help it go away or something apparently had 4 awhile he was to busy to answer my call back?

Doc said I have mild hernia is their anything i can do to help it go away or something apparently had 4 awhile he was to busy to answer my call back?

Hernias stay: Hernias represent a defect in the abdominal wall or inguinal region, commonly in the groin or around the belly button. With obesity, there is increased abdominal pressure which creates more symptoms. Weight loss helps, and can minimize symptoms. However – the hernia itself never resolves or disappears. It may just become less symptomatic. They generally enlarge over time. Surgery is corrective. ...Read more

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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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Hernia repair immediately before pregnancy. I have a very small hernia just above my bellybutton. I believe my doctor calls it a ventral hernia?

Hernia repair immediately before pregnancy. I have a very small hernia just above my bellybutton. I believe my doctor calls it a ventral hernia?

Yes: Any hernia on the abdominal wall is technically a "ventral hernia", but then you can describe it further by type such as umbilical hernia or incisional hernia. Any hernia in the midline between the bellybutton and the ribs could be called an epigastric hernia. If you had a previous hernia repair at this location, then it is a recurrent hernia. ...Read more

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I think I have a hernia in my groin. What that called?

I think I have a hernia in my groin. What that called?

Inguinal hernia: See your doctor for treatment options. There are different types, though all are cured surgically. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor fixes umbilical hernias?

What kind of doctor fixes umbilical hernias?

General Surgeons: All general surgeons have extensive training in hernia repair during their residency. Umbilical hernias are one of the most common operations performed by general surgeons. This may be done with or without mesh depending on the size of the hernia, the size of the patient, the activity level of the patient, and their overall health. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the types of abdominal hernias?

Help doctors! what're the types of abdominal hernias?

Multiple types: There are a number of various types of hernias. Inguinal or groin hernias are fairly common in children and older adults. Femoral hernias are uncommon and occur in women. Obturator hernias are also rare. Incisional (or ventral) hernias are not uncommon. Congenital hernias include diaphragmatic hernias and umbilical hernias, the latter are common in children and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if you pulled a hernia from masturbating?

Can a doctor tell if you pulled a hernia from masturbating?

Nope: It's more likely that you pulled a muscle. If there's any doubt you can see a surgeon who can perform a physical exam. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will making love make your hernia worsen?

Depends: How rigorous the sexual activity is. Any increase in abdominal pressure will lead to the hernia protruding. ...Read more

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Which doctor do I have to see if ihave a hernia in my lower back?

Which doctor do I have to see if ihave a hernia in my lower back?

Primary care: Most back problems are initially seen by a primary care doctor and have a very favorable short term prognosis. For more severe cases, a patient is often sent to a specialist such as an interventional pain specialist or an orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Thank you for the question. ...Read more