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What is the best treatment for a hernia?

Surgical repair.: Assuming you are talking about external hernia, it is an anatomic mechanical defect, a hole. All other treatments, including hernia truss and external supporters, are temporary fixes at best. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 is the best treatment for umbilical hernia?

What is the best treatment for umbilical hernia?

Surgical repair.: The most durable treatment is surgical repair. A hernia is a weakness of the abdominal wall that can cause the intestines or other internal organs to get be abnormally positioned in the area of weakness. Rarely these organs get stuck which can be serious. The best treatment is to surgically remove the organs and reconstruct the area of weakness. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an inguinal hernia?

Hernia Surgery: Repair with permanent mesh has become the gold standard for inguinal hernia repair in adult males. Debate continues whether the traditional or laparoscopic approach is best: the bottom line is which technique your surgeon performs with the lowest complication & recurrence rates. I favor the laparoscopic approach because, in my hands, the recovery is shorter; this is most evident for double hernias. ...Read more

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Whenever I ejaculate I feel pain at surgical side of hernia repair. A doctor told me this is due to scar tissue. what is the best treatment for it?

Whenever I ejaculate I feel pain at surgical side of hernia repair. A doctor told me this is due to scar tissue. what is the best treatment for it?

Here are some ...: Your described post-surgical pain profile at ejaculation is very intriguing and needs a surgeon who is willing to extend and expand personal thinking of how to manage such pain. The following is how I have and would done with no guaranty: more detailed Hx, physicals, trying alpha-blockers (off-label use), diagnostic & therapeutic nerve block, and last with surgical exploration/neurectomy/others. ...Read more

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I have chronic phlegm. I have also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat . What condition do you think i have? And what woul be the best treatment?

I have chronic phlegm. I have  also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat . What condition do you think i have? And what woul be the best treatment?

GERD: I think that gastro-esophageal reflux (gerd) has to be ruled out. High reflux of acid from the stomach now called laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux (lpr) can be associated with a hiatal hernia and frequent sore throats. See GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best physical therapy for C5 hernia?

What is the best physical therapy for C5 hernia?

What you tolorate: Physical therapy is not ' one for all; treatment just like medication your physical therapy doctor will prescribe you, based on what risks are involved , what is needed, what you can tolerate, duration intensity , frequency etc will be determined after examination. Good luck in your c 5 disc herniation & get well. ...Read more

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I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment in my case ?

I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment  in my case ?

GERD: I would start with a visit to your pharmacy for advice. There is most likely something over the counter without prescription. Regarding the hernia it might be worth a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS ?I see a GI , just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.

Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS ?I see a GI , just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.

See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies can be treated by hernia repair and fundoplication. Repeat surveillance endoscopy may be advised first. Gastroparesis concerning but fundo. Can sometimes improve gastric emptying. By lbs do you mean morbid obesity? Running out of space. ...Read more

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Is an outie a symptom of hernia, what treatment avilable?

Yes: Yes most likely it is. It can be repaired the traditional way or laparoscopic. If small traditional way is as easy. Small cut under umbilicus. I always repair with a small mesh to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Trying to understand what "nonconcerning" means in regard to hernias. What makes them nonconcerning versus concerning? Do they still need treatment?

Need Clarification: Personally, i would never use the term "nonconcerning" to describe a hernia. I think you should discuss this with the physician who made your diagnosis to obtain some clarification. Except for rare cases, surgical repair of hernias are recommended. ...Read more

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