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Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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If you have one hernia are you prone to more?

If you have one hernia are you prone to more?

Possibly: There are some genetic factors that predispose people to hernia formation. These are not completely understood, but the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Not necessarily: These hernias can be congenital, born with it, or acquired in life. In an infant with hernia on one side there is high probability for the opposite side to be involved. ...Read more

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Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe GERD and common hiatal hernia?

Are you more prone to having esophagus polyps after having one with severe GERD and common hiatal hernia?

Not true polyp: Esophageal polyps are called pseudopolyp, mean not real polyp, caused by the inflammation driven by the reflux, there are not a true polyp that can turn to cancer and they diseapear with treatment
so try to take care of your reflux, follow the diet, no late meal, or snack, sleep with head elevated, take medication as Rx, avoid caffeine and spicy food, and eat multiple small meal, avoid tight cloth. ...Read more

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When someone continously has abdominal hernias, on side and by belly button, doc said just prone, would they benefit from muscles tighten n tuck?

When someone continously has abdominal hernias, on side and by belly button, doc said just prone, would they benefit from muscles tighten n tuck?

Maybe: You list conditions of Hodgkin's disease, radiation and chemo and prior hernia repairs. All these add up to a higher risk of recurrence of the hernia. Muscle "tighten and tuck" won't decrease that recurrence rate. ...Read more

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When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

When checkin my testicle my Dr notice a weak inguinal canal &prone to hernia. Would truss belt doing while weightlifting? Consulting surgeon Tues.

Certain: Exercises in the gym you will have to proceed with caution. May need to lessen the weight and go for reps if the area is truly at a higher risk of hernia. Talk to the surgeon. But be cautious at the gym. ...Read more

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After hernia op still having pain have tried different prescribed drugs nothing helps had u/s dr suggests it is fat pushed through gauze need help?

After hernia op still having pain have tried different prescribed drugs nothing helps had u/s dr suggests it is fat pushed through gauze need help?

Review with MD: If fat or other tissue is trapped, the ch pieces are surgical correction or nerve blockade. Because of your other medical problems, you need to review your options with your primary physician ...Read more

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What is hernia?

What is hernia?

"Hole in the Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is hernia?

A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read more

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What are hernia?

What are hernia?

"Hole-in-the-Wall": 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 of rx is surgery. ...Read more

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What is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia?

Symptoms of hernia?

Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential. Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia. ...Read more

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What is a hernia?

Defect or hole: Hernia is a defect in abdominal wall most of the time, but more correctly abnormal protrusion of a viscus (like disc, brain etc). ...Read more

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What causes a hernia?

What causes a hernia?

Nature/Nurture: Most hernias develop due to a "birth defect" of sorts, where natural holes in the abdominal wall present in fetal life fail to close. This may manifest itself at birth or require years of "exertion" before the hole reaches a size large enough to be evident. Other hernias are strictly "wear-and-tear" phenomena, although it is believed that they occur in-part due to inherently weak tissue. ...Read more

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Does a hernia go away?

Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem.

Be well. ...Read more

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Are hernias inherited?

Are hernias inherited?

Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary component. Others may develop due to an inherited weakness in the way collagen crosslinks. Still others may form following trauma such as a surgical incision. ...Read more

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What is a naval hernia?

What is a naval hernia?

Umbilical hernia: It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure (lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read more

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How common are hernias?

Very common: Hernias are more common in males, one of the most frequent reasons for surgery in the us. ...Read more

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Does hernia heal itself?

Does hernia heal itself?

Repair hernia: Hernias of the abdominal wall can remain stable or progress. They are unable to heal spontaneously, or by itself. These hernias can develop complications like incarceration or strangulation, (organs trapped by the hernia defect). Okay to get in to your doc for an eval and surgical referral. A hernia repair is safe and effective. ...Read more

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How safe is hernia mesh?

How safe is hernia mesh?

Very: The different meshes available for hernia repair are safe. What type used, synthetic or biological, depends on the type of hernia and comorbidities. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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Press ups ok with hernia?

Press ups ok with hernia?

Hernia activity: I'm not exactly sure what a press up is. However, as a general rule, activity with a hernia is limited by discomfort. As long as you do not experience pain, it should be safe to proceed with activities. A binder may help to keep a hernia reduced while exercising. But, if you are active, and the hernia protrudes frequently, it may be worth discussing this with your doctor and considering repair. ...Read more

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Are all hernias dangerous?

Are all hernias dangerous?

No.: A "hernia" commonly refers to a weakened area of the abdominal wall muscles. The resulting defect essentially provides a hole through which a loop of intestine can slide. This situation becomes dangerous if a loop of intestine becomes stuck outside the abdominal wall, leading to obstruction (blockage) or in worst case cutting off the blood supply to that segment of the intestine. ...Read more

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What to do about a hernia?

What to do about a hernia?

See a surgeon: There are many types of hernias. Groin and umbilical are the most common. Hernias will not resolve without intervention. If you are a symptomatic, it may be safe to observe a hernia. Symptomatic hernias require intervention. Rarely hernias will strangulate and require emergency surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can people with hernia jog?

Yes: If your hernia does not protrude or cause pain when when you jog, then no harm should come. If it is getting bigger or causing discomfort, then it should be repaired. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hernia in back?

Symptoms of hernia in back?

Herniated disc: Back pain and sometimes numbness tingling or weakness in leg or legs. ...Read more

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How often do hernias accure?

About 1 in 10: Approximately 10% of men develop hernias in their lifetime; incidence in women is app. 2%. The most common hernia is the inguinal or groin hernia, with the belly button or umbilical the second most common. Hernias are also associated with prior abdominal surgery. ...Read more