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.
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Hernia mesh is a medical device used to reinforce a hernia repair and prevent recurrence of a hernia. Because there are many different types of hernia mesh available, it is important to consult with a specialist at Michigan Hernia Surgery to discuss your individual circumstances and optimal expectations after surgery.
The distinction of having an “innie” or “outie” belly button is something we often notice about ourselves or our children soon after they are born. A majority of people around the world have an innie belly button, but outies are incredibly common as well. The cause for concern about an outie belly button is when that outward bulge is actually a medical condition known as an umbilical hernia.
The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation recently marked and exceeded their 50,000th registered hernia patient. To learn more about this important milestone, please see the press release published about the foundation.