FAQ - Hernia, Obturator
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Anatomy Q: What gives rise to an abnormal obturator artery and why is it important in femoral hernia repairs?

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its a congenital anomaly ,its important in hernial repair becoz it can bleed if u dont put in count its presence  (+ info)

What is hernia mesh and why was it recalled?

I had hernia surgery and now i have terrible pain which is requiring me to see specialists this week. I saw a commercial about some defective hernia mesh, what is hernia mesh and how do i know if it was used in my surgery?

The mesh that they use to repair hernias is a fabric that is sewn into place to reinforce your own abdominal wall when a part is herniated. On the record of your surgery will be a bar-coded sticker that was taken off of the package that contained the mesh they used. From that they can determine the manufacturer,lot number etc.  (+ info)

What are the early symptoms of a hernia? And how do you suddenly get a hernia?

I have sharp pains every now and then and was recently told it may be a hernia. My pains and region of pains (groin) suggest this is true and would like clarification as at the moment i am very scared.

I feel you.. trust me. I've had 5 different hernias. The first one I ever got I just woke up in the morning with tremendous pain on the left side of my body down by my groin. You can get hernias a couple of different ways. The first way is that you may have strained your body during physical activity.. such as lifting something. Another way, which is the way I got my first one is by having a genetic pre-disposition to them when you are born and then for some reason they just show up one day for no specific reason. The other way of getting them is if you have a surgery, they can happen through the surgical incision which is how I got most of my hernias. A good test is to touch the area and then cough providing the hernia is big enough you should feel it bulge. This is what my surgeon did to me. Relax! The surgery itself to fix a hernia is realtively eas. It takes about an hour or so. You get to go home the same day and the pain is pretty mild. You won't be able to do heavy lifting, or strenous activity for 4 - 6 weeks. For better information and diagonsis go talk to your family doctor. Hope this helps!!  (+ info)

How long does a hernia operation take to recover from?

I am convinced I have a hernia, but am unsure how long it takes to recover if I have to undergo surgery. Anyone had an experience with this?

2 weeks for normal activity 4 weeks for strenuous activity  (+ info)

Can you get a hernia from holding in a fart or the urdge to take a poop?

Also, what are some symptoms of having a hernia in the abdomen area?

No, just a laundry bill.  (+ info)

How long after having a hernia surgery can I start running around and lifting?

In a few weeks I will be having surgery on my hernia. My position at my job sometimes requires me to run around a little and fix parts on my machine that I operate. Loosening and tightening bolts is equivalent to lifting heavy things. How long after my surgery will I be able to run around with little or no pain to perform my work?

I don't think you'll be able to return to work for at least 4-6 weeks and when you do it will be with light duties. If I remember about 8 weeks off work is about normal then a return if only light duties for 4 weeks.
I think you'd better have a chat with your employer...and your Dr.
You'll have to go on Medical leave.  (+ info)

How long should recovery take for hernia surgery?

My husband had hernia surgery last week. It was done laproscipily. They had to repair the old one because the mesh shrunk. He is very sore and having trouble getting around. It was only suppose to take 7-10 days to recover. He don't see his surgeon for another week. Is it taking longer because they had to redo the old one? Thanks.

6 weeks,,and he shouldn't pick up anything for that time..or he could injure it.  (+ info)

When should a person with a hernia start to worry?

I've just been to see a 90 year old woman (very fit, both in body and mind), who has a hernia. She is due for an operation on November 3rd, but is in some pain. She says it is easing now.
She doesn't want to go to hospital or get a doctor out, unnecessarily and wants to wait until tomorrow to see a doctor.
What should she be looking out for?
She wants to wait until tomorrow. The pain is bearable, uncomfortable, but bearable.
How bad does it get?

1. what is the pain level? If it keeps increasing until it reaches a maximum and stays there....bet you know the answer
2. If she didn't have transit (feces or gas) since the pain started---bet you know the answer

Best thing: Medical check a.s.a.p  (+ info)

What is the recovery from a hernia operation like?

My dad is going in for outpatient hernia surgery and I am the one taking him home from the hospital afterwards. What kind of care will he need when he gets home? Will he just want to go to sleep right away? Will he be able to get around on his own? What items do I need to make sure he has? I'm not very close with my dad so this will all be kind of weird for me! Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

I had my surgery two weeks ago. The trip home from the hospital is not real painful, but you are real loopy from the medication, so you will have to keep an eye on him.

I got home early afternoon, went to sleep and didn't get up until the next morning. So, needless to say the first day should be pretty easy.

The next 2-3 days were the toughest for me. It is difficult to get up, especially from bed and it hurts to stay for too long. I prepared myself by going to the store and buying a bunch of foods that are easy on the stomach and easy to prepare. Popsicles were great for me and also crackers. Over the next few days the healing process is very quick.

My doctor was happy with my progress and cleared me 100% within two weeks. I don't know how old your father is, but my recovery had alot to do with my health walking into it. I exercised alot before hand and my recovery was very fast.

I hope this helped. Feel free to email if you need further.
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What are the effects if a hernia is not fixed?

My dad has had a hernia for about a year now; he refuses to get it fixed. I am afraid that something bad will happen to him if he doesn't get an operation. Does anyone know the risks?

It depends on the location of the hernia. Hernias are a part of the intestine which bulges through an area of weakened muscle. This intestine can become twisted and stangulated which leads to decreased blood supply and subsequent tissue death (like a heart attack to the intestines). This complication requires surgery to remove the dead intestine.
He should see a general surgeon to determine if surgery is necessary for his hernia.  (+ info)

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