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    Abdominal Hernia

    Anybody know if this is a dangerous condition? Does it always require surgery?
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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

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    Anybody know if this is a dangerous condition? Does it always require surgery?
    I don't think it always requires surgery if you can life with the discomfort, but why not get it taken care of if you can afford to?
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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

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    Anybody know if this is a dangerous condition? Does it always require surgery?
    It all depends cars. Here is some information for you. You decide what is best. The surgery to repair one is easy, but there is always risks to surgery.
    If surgery is not an option for you, then they have quite comfortable hernia bands that you can wear to support your abdomin and prevent the hernia from getting bigger. Sometimes with the help of these bands, they CAN repair themselves.
    A hernia is a portion of small bowel that protrudes through a weakness in the abdo wall.
    Inguinal hernia
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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

    I had hernia surgery. It was done as an outpatient. I was supposed to be off work for 6 weeks, but was released in 2 weeks to go back to work. The first few days are a bit uncomfortable, but that's it. I would have it done again if neccessary. A surgeon can tell you if he thinks surgery is neccessary or not.

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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

    Thanks for your replies, I can not bring myself to opt for elective surgery. So I will try getting the Abdominal band, and hope that will be the answer! Thanks again.
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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

    As I understand it, if it continues to get worse then it can become dangerous.

    I'm sure Raven will correct this if I'm talking rubbish but, if a whole loop of the intestine passes through the abdominal wall then it can present a blockage through which the bowel cannot empty - a strangulated hernia.

    Worse, if the muscle of the abdominal wall is strong enough to cut off the blood flow to the hernia then it can become necrotic - dead flesh still connected to the living.


    Forgive me if this is too much detail but I have an interest in the subject. I was diagnosed with a hernia last Friday and will be having the surgery in three weeks time.

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    It may not be elective if you wait to long. It is a safe outpatient surgery that helps immensely. Give the bands and try if it doesn't help you pretty much have your answer. They don't repair themselves often that is a bit rare. The longer you wait usually the worse it gets. I suggest talking to your Doctor his advice would be first and if necessary get a second opinion.

    Thanks for your replies, I can not bring myself to opt for elective surgery. So I will try getting the Abdominal band, and hope that will be the answer! Thanks again.
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    Re: Abdominal Hernia

    Quote Originally Posted by cars View Post
    Anybody know if this is a dangerous condition? Does it always require surgery?
    Not trying to be cheeky or anything -but why do you not ask your doctor?

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    Not trying to be cheeky or anything -but why do you not ask your doctor?
    The doc is the one who diognosed me, & he recommended the band! He also said that the surgery was a nasty proceedure, with having to add a some sort of mesh over the problem area. And then if re-agravated, the surgery would need to be done again! So . . .
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    The doc is the one who diognosed me, & he recommended the band! He also said that the surgery was a nasty proceedure, with having to add a some sort of mesh over the problem area. And then if re-agravated, the surgery would need to be done again! So . . .
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