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Ever since I have birth 10 years ago i've had what feels like small hernia on my left stomach area. Is this dangerous ?

Ever since I have birth 10 years ago i've had what feels like small hernia on my left  stomach area. Is this dangerous ?

Analyse risk/benefit: Hernias can stay the same or get worse. Currently you are aware of a defect, but not having any complications. Getting a doc to confirm the diagnosis is correct. Some hernias get worse and can put your health at risk, which is the basis for recommending surgical repairs. Be well. ...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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What does" diminutive sliding hiatus hernia" visible in the stomach mean?

What does" diminutive sliding hiatus hernia" visible in the stomach mean?

Big words: It means you have a small (dimunitive) hiatal hernia, and that it is able to slide through the opening in the diaphragm to be sometimes above (wrong spot) and sometimes below (where it belongs). If they are larger, they are more likely to get "stuck" above the diaphragm (and cause more symptoms). ...Read more

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What kind of hernia or condition...Can cause distended stomach, balls lower than usual?

What kind of hernia or condition...Can cause distended stomach, balls lower than usual?

Inguinal hernia: Depending on where your stomach is distended, it sounds as if you may have an inguinal (groin) hernia -- a weakness in the abdominal wall muscles that can allow the guts to push out with upright position, coughing, lifting, or straining. Since an inguinal hernia is closely associated with the cord that goes to the testicle, it can push the testicle lower in the scrotum or enlarge the scrotum. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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I have a large hernia on my stomach?

I have a large hernia on my stomach?

Abdominal Hernia: I do not see a question here. But, this is a very common problem. It is an easy surgery to repair. And, if you have any pain there you must be seen urgently for this surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read more

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Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Does hiatle hernia cause stomach patrude?

Nope.: The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity; a hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this hole. It cannot be seen nor touched on physical examination. In contrast, a ventral hernia may cause the abdomen to protrude, as can a separation of the rectus muscles very common in men who are "round"in the midsection: this is called diastasis. ...Read more

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Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Not the hernia: Usually, the hernia itself is a defect in the abdominal wall. The wall is made of muscle and fascia, so the defect is just an opening in the sheet of muscle/fascia that is not normally there. Organs and items usually contained in the abdomen can 'poke out' through the abnormal opening ; can even get stuck. The hernia would not change positions, but the items poking out into the hernia could change. ...Read more

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What is a hernia and what causes it in the stomach?

Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall or diaphragm through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. I the stomach is involved, it is usually a hiatal hernia, and may cause gerd symptoms, chest pain or difficulty swallowing. See a general surgeon for a consultation if your concerned. ...Read more

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