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When Is It Okay To Not Have Surgery For A Hernia
I have gallstones,largest is 4cm, will it continue to grow while i wait on surgery?Is it still possible to do surgery with keyhole when it is this big
Is it safe to take 40mg of Prilosec a day? I have no insurance so a simple yes it is safe or no it is not is what I am after.
Yes: Side effects are few and far between and are more likely with long term use. These include certain infections and weaker bones. ...Read more
Still there: If it's still there, a doctor's visit is preferred to a video chat. Especially if it's still there. ...Read more
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Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay? This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.
A not is on my sphincter muscle it is as big as a grape do I need to go to the er
it just happen an hour ago
Let me help: Straining can push an internal hemorrhoid through the anal opening. This is known as a protruding or prolapsed hemorrhoid and can cause pain and irritation, if is not very painful you go to your doctor. Or could be external hemorrhoid. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had an open surgery op for a hernia 2 mnth ago and it is still very painfull.
Call you surgeon: Also, call your surgeon for an exam and evaluation as well. May want to myoflex cream - i've heard it can work wonders. ...Read more
If your hernia: Is not causing any symptoms, it should not interfere with this study. Ask your GI for specific advice. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia: Repair of an inguinal hernia does not always require surgical repair. Depending on the size of the bulge, the pain that it causes and potential for being incarcerated (bowel and fat trapped in the defect) or strangulated (bowel losing blood supply) recommendations for repair may vary. Other factors are patient age and state of health. Ie risk of anesthesia may out-weigh benefit of repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure what: you mean by "after surgery". Do you have epididymitis after surgery or was surgery done to correct epididymityis. In either case, epididymitis can block the sperm channels in some cases. However, the opposite side if it is normal should be enough for normal fertility. Any questions, ask you docotr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard lump near the vagina (but not on) it is quite sore as well however, I do not want to see a doctor. I am only 14 if that helps...
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Is it normal to have surgery to tighten your virginity and make it seems like never had sex? Is this surgery safe?
I : I believe the question you are asking has to do with tightening the opening to the vagina. I don't believe "normals" have been established in this arena. Many of these vaginaplasty procedures are becoming more common place but they are also very elective. In other words, it is rare when there is true medical necessity. These procedures are usually outpatient and very safe in the right hands. You can find gynecologists and plastic surgeons that perform these procedures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Scar: Yes, you can also try Vit E Cream ...Read more
Weeks to months: A seroma is the fluid trapped by the repair that is "secreted" by the damaged tissue from the surgery. It will go away. I always tell my patients not to have someone drain it as they could get infected and that would be worse. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more
Have discomfort in my left testical. Doc suggested surgery for a hernia. I still have discomfort and swelling there as well. What does this mean?
I have a pain in my left groin, could this be another hernia? Abut 8 months ago i had surgery for a hernia on the right side of my groin for a hernia, but this doesn't feel like the other one did. Its a constant pain that increases as i lift or run. I don
Have discomfort in my left testical.The doctor suggested surgery for a hernia. I still have discomfort and swelling there as well. What does this mean?
See a surgeon: Groin hernias are the result of weakness of the abdominal wall. More common in men. Usually have a buldge/pain in groin. Can have pain radiate to testicle as well. Isolated pain in the testicle without other findings would concern me it could be related to a problem with testicle. Best to see the doc who fixes hernias to make sure you really have one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have discomfort in my left testical.The doctor siggested surgery for a hernia. I still have discomfort and swelling there as well. What does this mean?
When my sister was 5 years old she has surgery for a hernia and now every time she eats the top of her stomach hurts. Does it have to do with that?
Possibly: The hernia that forms in young females is umbilical in origin. Occassionally small defect at site allows knuckle of bowel or omentum to catch into remnant of hernia repair. This will cause the symptoms of abdominal pain. Examination and x rays at time of symptoms can rule this process out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had one Fallopian tube removed. but on the otherside I had surgery for a hernia and nerves. my periods have been horrible. can my other tube rupture?
Short answer: yes: If you still have an intact salpynx (tube and ovary), it is possible to get infected, twist on itself or have an ectopic pregnancy develop. If your menstrual cycles are off or bad, seek help from gynecologist. The hernia surgery probably didn't do anything to the remaining tube or ovary. ...Read more
No: A hernia will not resolve on its own without surgery. However, a hernia may be stable and change little, or have no discomfort, and can be observed carefully after having a doctor's examination to be sure that observation may be an option for your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on patient factors such as connective tissue disorders, steroid use and obesity among other things. Also depends on the amount of strenuous activity and the location and size of the hernia. The technique of repair is also critical, along with the experience if the surgeon. In general, you should be able to expect a 90% or greater chance of success. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes possible: Spine surgeons will perform multiple discs usually if they are in sequence, and stabilize the spine with hardware. Take the opinion from your surgeon. ...Read more
Fundoplication : Hiatal hernia surgery is relatively common and also very safe; however, no operation is risk-free. Therefore, the decision to have surgery requires balancing the benefits w/the risks--this is a conversation that you need to have w/a surgeon. Risks include injury to the spleen, stomach, esophagus & a collapsed lung. This would be considered an advanced operation; experience is a must. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Close observation: Yes small groin hernias , it is possible to observe closely if it get incarcerated ( can not be pushed in , wii have pain ) emergency surgery could be done , as long as not away from medical help . In general should be fixed ( surgery ) is simple low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more
Variable: Primary bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires about 15 to 30 min to complete per side depending on surgeon experience, the exact type of hernia (direct vs. Indirect), patient body habitus and other factors. If one or more of the hernias is recurrent, that can up to double the time. ...Read more
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