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Will A Ct Scan Show A Inguinal Hernia
I had right inguinal hernia mesh surgery 3 years ago. I have reocurring pain in same area now. CT scan showed nothing and didn't even show the mesh.
Common: Chronic pain following inguinal hernia repair is common. A CT scan often will not show mesh, especially if the mesh has not contracted and folded up on itself. One step is to have an injection to block the nerve heading to the inguinal area with an anesthetic and steroid. If this relieves the pain, it is likely that the nerve is inflamed in scar tissue. Sometimes this requires an operation to fix. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
I had inguinal hernia mesh repair 13 years ago. Some discomfort in this area. Would a CT scan be appropriate to learn more? Other options?
I had a CT scan done for a possible second inguinal hernia. The results showed fatty tissue pressing through. Should I have surgery for this?
Just had a CT Scan w/contrast for pain in inguinal area. What does this mean? "Small stable fat-containing R inguinal hernia;no acute inflammatory proce
Can a inguinal hernia cuse transfer pain? Pain on right side lower quadrine but scan found " small hernia on left side
How can I tell if inguinal hernia is back when I never had a bulge tests didn't show it was discovered by exploratory surgery 10 yrs ago same symp now?
I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) before three years. I want to know is it possible for scar tissue not to be shown in the MRI scan?
I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh. I wanna know if spermatic cord is scarred into the mesh will it appear in MRI scan?
No it won't: You are concerned about patency of your vas deferens. Lumen of vas is normally closed all the time except for passage of sperm. This lumen can not be seen on mri. Best first step to find out if one or both vas is/are patent is by semenalysis. I personally share your concern about wisdom of hernia inguinal repairs with mesh in young men. Of course there will be cases where it is the best technique. ...Read more
I am 26 male and had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) with mesh in 2010. Is there any possibility for scar tissue not to be shown in MRI scan?
Pulled heavy weight resulting in slight right side bulge in scrotum. Ultrasound shows no signs of hernia. Had inguinal hernia repair 30 years ago. Feel slight pain below incision scar after exercise. The bulge reduces at times but mostly stays. Do I need
Have lower left groin pain and now is. Ct scan shows nothing. Us of ovaries are clear. Felt a pop awhile ago. Can a small hernia cause pain & ibs?
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Hard work: Mesh placed for a hernia repair may need to be removed, either for infection, intractable post op pain of an extended period, or for hernia recurrence. In the latter, the graft should be left in place, and repaired with another adjacent or overlying graft. To remove a graft requires an open exploration, removal of tacks or sutures, then direct removal of the graft. Can be difficult. Good luck. ...Read more
Recovery=Surgery: A hernia does not recover on its own. The only way to fix a hernia is with surgical repair. You may still exercise while you have a hernia, however any increase in strenuous activity will increase the likelihood of your hernia becoming stuck and necessitating a more urgent operation. ...Read more
Walking: After inguinal hernia surgery, strenuous exercise is contraindicated for a period of time, depending on the type and complexity of repair. A period of rest (1-2 days) followed by walking as tolerated is best. You cannot strengthen the tissues with exercise before or after this type of surgery but you can cause failure or chronic problems by over stressing the repair. ...Read more
Rarely dangerous: They cause discomfort concerns are cosmetic and bowl incarceration which can be very serious but happens rarely surgical fix options available but are elective few complication some reoccurances to summarize some down tome to rcover expected. ...Read more
I have inguinal hernia, what is better: mesh or non-mesh? I want to avoid as much complications as possible.
Mesh: In this day and age, mesh is considered far superior to non-mesh repairs, and the primary reason is recurrence rates. The recurrence rates with mesh repair are much lower than without mesh. ...Read more
How is it decided if one should go for inguinal hernia or wait it out? Mine appears small but painful (tolerable mostly).
Yes: Inguinal hernias can occur on both sides. ...Read more
STRANGULATION!!!: The only absolute indication for hernia surgery is when intestine gets stuck within the hernia and cannot be reduced. This requires emergency surgery to check if the blood supply to the intestine has been cut-off; sometimes we have to remove the involved intestine. Obviously, it is best to have a hernia repaired before this happens, but it is not always predictable. ...Read more
Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more
Yes surgery: Protrusion of intestine or momentum (membrane covering intrtine) through a widented opening in abdominal wall is hernia. By pressing it and pushing it intestine can go back in abdomen is reducibele, that is there are no adhesions. It needs surgery or can cause painfulful swelling. Sometimes intesteine can get squeexed and blood supply cut to make emergency. It can become gangrenous causing acut ...Read more
Nerve irritation: A common symptom associated with inguinal (groin) hernias is a burning sensation overlying the groin and/or the thigh. This is due to the hernia pushing up against the nerves that innervate these areas. While rarely disabling, this symptom will go away after hernia repair. ...Read more
I would vote for: Open, but it is a matter of surgeon experience and training. So I would go with your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more