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I am 34 years old diagnosed sliding hiatus hernia 3 years back. I was not feeling any severe problems for last 3 years after taken nexpro rd 40 for 3 months. But for last few days I am feeling dull chest pain in right side and heaviness in chest and upper stomach discomfort. BP measured normal. No other disease history except unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and hiatus hernia. Please suggest medications.

Dr. Rakesh Durkhure 88% (53 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MBBS, DMRD, FIAGES , FMAS , FALS, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
I am 34 years old diagnosed sliding hiatus hernia 3 years back. I was not feeling any severe problems for last 3 year...
Hi lybrate-user Well for hiatal hernia antacid is the only medication but final cure could be achieved only by Laptoscopic repair. It's a one day admission procedure. Send across LFT report for medications to be suggested for hyper uncon. Bilirubin.
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Hi Sir, Can incision hernia treated without surgery? I was operated for pre ampuliary surgery after that I diagnosed incision hernia. I have no other problem except some swelling on nabhi.

Dr. Deepti Thakkar 91% (52 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Hernia cannot be treated without surgery. It is better to consult a surgeon expert in incisional henrias as these can recur. It can have risk of obstruction if not operated. But this can only be decided by surgery.
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I had a hernia open surgery and I see a small bump of recent like something has surfaced my skin it usually is like a need pooping out is this normal.

Dr. Suvendu Maji 90% (625 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Diplomate of National board in Surgical Oncology
General Surgeon, Kolkata
Hi. No, this is not normal. You need to rule out a recurrent hernia. Avoid straining. As far as you can.
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I am suffering from hernia small ball has become near testis is there any medicines for hernia and during sex sperms are not coming out from penis whats the reason behind it suggest me medicines for it.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (11782 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
It may be varicocele and hernia.. It can be treated with homoeopathy.. You can consult me at Lybrate..
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What You Need To Know About Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?

Dr. Anupama Pujar K 85% (10 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, FMAS, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)
General Surgeon, Bangalore
What You Need To Know About Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?

A hernia occurs because of an internal weakening of the abdominal layer, resulting in tearing. The inner most layer of the abdomen forms a sac and pushes the weakening area. This results in the abdomen tissue being slipped into the sac, causing pain and other health problems. It can occur to both men and women. Apart from natural weakness of the abdomen, a hernia can get triggered from heavy weight lifting, constant coughing, gaining weight and from irregular bowel movement. 80percent of hernia cases originate near the groin.

What are the symptoms?
Some of the common symptoms of a hernia include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness even without eating a thing
  • Sharp pain while lifting weight
  • Burning sensation
  • Dull ache near the groin area
  • Bulge near the groin area

How is a laparoscopic hernia performed?
This mode of surgery uses a telescope-like instrument known as the laparoscope. With the help of a small incision, the laparoscope is inserted at the belly button. Since the procedure is performed withanaesthesia, it isessential for a doctor to do a routine medical check-up that evaluates the general health of the patient, past medical history, EKG, blood work etc.

Usually, the patient doesn’t feel a thing while the surgery is performed. A video camera is connected to the instrument to get a detailed inside view of a hernia and the area that needs to be repaired. Before this, the abdomen is inflated with the help of carbon dioxide. A mesh is placed inside the abdomen to fix the defects of the abdominal wall and strengthen the weakened tissue of the abdomen. Once the procedure is done, the incisions that are made in the abdomen is closed with the help of surgical tapes. The mark of incision disappears within a month.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are quite evident.

  1. A lot of tiny incisions are made rather than making a large incision in the abdominal area. This ensures speedy recovery and a short stay at the hospital.
  2. The pain is significantly less compared to the conventional surgery.
  3. Lastly, a speedy recovery can ensure that a person can return to work within a few days after the surgery is performed.

What to expect after the surgery
Doctors often suggest a week of complete rest after the surgery. The healing time can vary from person to person. A surgeon typically prescribes antibiotics and pain medications to cope up with the wound and pain. It must be ensured that these medicines are taken on time. A revisit to the surgeon might be required after a couple of weeks to assess the recovery. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Different Types Of Hernia & The Surgical Treatment Options Available!

Dr. Rahul Jawahar 89% (41 ratings)
MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Thrissur
Different Types Of Hernia & The Surgical Treatment Options Available!

Hernias are quite common and occur more in men than in women. When left untreated, the condition gets very painful, and sometimes become life-threatening. Hence, ignoring a painful hernia is a bad idea, and seeking medical assistance is necessary. To know more about the condition and the treatment available, read on.

What is a hernia?
A hernia refers to an abnormal exit of an organ or tissues. When a fatty tissue or an organ squeezes or penetrates through a weak spot of the surrounding connective tissues or muscles, the condition hernia appears. Though there are various types of a hernia, it is an inguinal hernia and the ventral hernia that are two of the most common types.

Inguinal hernia
When the bladder or the intestine protrudes into the groin's inguinal canal or extends through the abdominal wall, it is referred to as an inguinal hernia. Around 96% of the groin hernias that occur are usually inguinal hernia. It is due to the weakness in the groin area of men that men commonly suffer from this kind of a hernia.

Ventral hernia
A ventral hernia is a type of a hernia that develops in the abdominal wall's front. Usually, it occurs at the weak areas of the abdomen such as the location of a previous surgery. Varying in sizes, it may be small to complex and large, these hernias may appear weeks or months or sometimes years after surgery. The various types of a ventral hernia are an epigastric hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, Spigelian hernia and parastomal hernia.

Complications, if left untreated...

If left untreated, your hernia may grow and become more painful. A portion of your intestine could become trapped in the abdominal wall. This can obstruct your bowel and cause severe pain, nausea, or constipation. An untreated hernia can also put too much pressure on nearby tissues. This can cause swelling and pain in the surrounding area. If the trapped section of your intestines doesn’t get enough blood flow, strangulation occurs. This can cause the intestinal tissue to become infected or die. A strangulated hernia is life-threatening and requires immediate medical care.

Treatment Options

Open surgery
Open surgery for treating hernia is the most traditional and old surgical practice. To perform this common type of hernia surgery, local anesthesia is required, while an incision of around 4 to 5 cm is made in a hernia affected area. Even the most complex and large hernias can be easily treated through such surgeries. Open hernia surgery usually takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Laparoscopic surgery
Compared to the open surgery, laparoscopic surgery requires more time, around an hour or so and is one of the modern surgical processes. Though long-standing or chronic or large hernias cannot be removed through laparoscopy as easily as in open surgery, still, when it comes to smaller incision and quicker recovery time, it is definitely the laparoscopic hernia surgery that is chosen by many. But the costs for laparoscopic surgery is a bit higher than that of the open surgery.

Remember, both women and men can get a hernia at any age. People can even be born with a congenital hernia or develop a hernia over time. A hernia neither goes away all by itself, nor it gets healed over time. Getting operated, in the majority of cases, is usually considered to be the best option to get rid of this condition.

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Hello Doctor, I am 58 years old and had an umbilical hernia for 10 years -no symptoms during surgery for burst appendix in December 2017 the surgeon stitched it up I was told that a mesh was not placed because of the septic condition will a CT scan show whether its intact? What precautions should I take to see it does not return? If it does can I live with it? I ask because I was told I had lung issues -pleurisy -due to anesthesia thank you for your time warm regards

Dr. Adnan Mattoo 91% (190 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS) & Reproductive Medicine, Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, Training in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Srinagar
Hello. Hopefully it will not come back if done properly. You should avoid conditions that increase abdominal pressure viz. Constipation, cough and lifting heavy weights. Regards.
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