The recovery time after surgery can be almost as important as the surgery itself. Unless you prepare ahead of time and follow your doctor’s orders, you can create situations which lead to complications, another surgery, or maybe a longer recovery time. Put some thought into preparing your home for post surgery recovery.
Fifty to seventy-eight percent of patients who have a colostomy or ileostomy have a complication known as a parastomal hernia. Let’s investigate what a parastomal hernia is and what you need to know if you develop one.
If you are diagnosed with a ventral hernia, at some point it will need to be repaired. It may not be urgent at the moment, but eventually certain circumstances will discourage any procrastination. Continue reading “Does A Ventral Hernia Need To Be Repaired?”
Hernias occur when tissues or an organ push through a weak spot in the connecting tissue or muscle wall. Since hernias do not get better by themselves, sometimes your doctor will recommend surgery to treat your hernia. Here is what to expect before and after hernia surgery.
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.
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?”