Your abdomen is a vital part of your body that gets a workout every day just keeping you balanced as you go about daily activities. So when you are experiencing symptoms such as bulges, discomfort/achiness, sharp pain, nausea and vomiting, or a bowel obstruction it is important to identify the problem and get solutions that help you take control of your health.
At Midtown Surgical & Skin Institute, we care about collaborating with you to find the correct approach for your hernia concerns. Our compassionate, personalized medical consultations make it easier for you to feel better and enjoy your life, your way.
The most common signs of a hernia include:
Other symptoms may appear for other abdominal issues, from stomach pain and nausea to constipation and other issues. It’s a good idea to consult a medical professional for personalized advice.
Hernias can occur in many areas of your abdomen. The most frequent types are:
Less common types of hernia include:
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Normally, our internal organs are held in their proper place by the muscles and tissues that surround them. A hernia occurs when the organ pushes through that muscle or tissue. This can occur due to weakened muscles that you were simply born with, or the result of repeated straining of the muscles through activities such as lifting heavy items, exercise, obesity, pregnancy, or straining during toilet use.
Hernias usually occur in the abdomen, between the chest and the hips, as well as in the groin.
Unfortunately, once a hernia forms, it will not get better. In fact, the longer you allow them to be ignored, the bigger and more painful they can become. This leads to a more complicated surgery. The bulging can obstruct other bodily functions or cut off the blood supply to the intestines, which are both dangerous. It is important to consult a medical doctor before a hernia grows worse.
Most people who have surgery for a hernia will go home the same day and recuperate at home. Light activity can usually be resumed after 2 weeks, while more strenuous physical exertion will need to wait for 4-6 weeks after your surgery. This helps prevent a recurrence and allows for greater success with the surgery.
Bruising and swelling is expected around the incisions and overall in the abdominal area.
Steri-strips are placed over the incisions and typically remain until the post-operative appointment.
Since a common cause of hernias is tied to obesity and straining, maintaining a healthy weight and healthy diet is a valuable preventative measure.
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