When there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, an abdominal wall hernia can develop. The muscles and tissue of the abdominal wall provide strength and hold in all the contents of the abdominal cavity. If there is an opening in the wall, it can allow the inside to press through creating a hernia. Commonly, there is pain with a hernia, and if you think you might have one, here is everything you should know about abdominal wall hernias.
Hernias usually start off small and have no symptoms, but with time many grow larger. Once you begin to have pain and discomfort, pay attention. Here are several reasons why you should never ignore hernia symptoms.
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Heeding the postoperative instructions after hernia surgery is an essential part of your care. Although each person is different, there are some general guidelines including things to do and avoid after hernia surgery.
Just because you have had one hernia and been treated, doesn’t mean you can’t get another one. Yes, you heard that right, hernias can come back or recur. You can avoid that from happening by practicing lifestyle changes to make after hernia surgery. Keep reading to discover what those are and how they can help. As always, we hope to offer you a durable and safe hernia repair without recurrence and strive to track our outcomes with the Americas Core Health Quality Collaborative.
Do hernias go away on their own? If you have a painful hernia, we are sorry to tell you, but it’s wishful thinking to believe it will just go away. You most likely will need surgery, as that is the only treatment. However, if you have a hernia that never bothers you very much, the prognosis is a bit better.
The truth is a hernia will not heal itself nor will it go away on its own. At some point you may need to have surgery, but the “when” is basically up to you – and the hernia. If that seems confusing, keep reading and find out when is it time for hernia surgery, and why you might not want to wait? Continue reading “When Is It Time For Hernia Surgery?”
There are avowed procrastinators who abide by the saying: “Don’t rush me, I’m waiting for the last minute.” That might be funny if the topic was inconsequential, but getting treatment for a hernia would not be one of them. The serious risks you’re taking by not treating a hernia are no joke, and delaying needed surgery is never a good idea.
Do you have a hernia? Do you have any idea why, what happened, or whether you might have done something to cause it? Of the 700,000 hernia surgeries performed each year, only a small percentage of patients are actually aware of what caused their hernia. It might be helpful to learn about some surprising hernia causes that you may not know.
Within two years of surgery to create a stoma, 50% to 78% of people will develop a parastomal hernia, making it the most frequent complication after a colostomy or other types of stomas. If you are planning to have surgery or have recently had a colostomy or ileostomy, pay close attention to these 8 ways you can reduce your risk of developing a parastomal hernia.