Hernia surgery recall

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The most common type of hiatal hernia (known as a sliding hiatal hernia - it presents in 95% of cases) does not require surgery. If the hernia is one of the other types (as seen on the upper endoscopy), then surgery may be considered. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
my surgeon said I was probably born with reflux but I cannot recall what he said about the hernia...so I guess this could be something we bring on ourselves....
I had what my surgeaon considered a small hernia but developed Barretts esophogas which is a serious condition anyway. I do not recall that the issue of size even came up,but the stomach acid did.You know the old saying "size doesnt matter" Best of luck.
I had an umbilical hernia repaired 2.5 years ago. It was fixed with an incision about 2" wide just above my naval and mesh was put in. All was well until about 2 weeks ago when I noticed the familiar lump had returned in the same spot (just above my naval). I wanted to ask what the re-occurrence rate is for umbilical hernias. I am 40 and still lift heavy objects from time to time (over 100lbs) but it seems like this re-occurrence happened just after a chest cold (lots of coughing).
One was an umbilical hernia and the other was another type that was lower down in the abdomen, I can't recall the name right now. Both were repaired during my surgery. I can speak to the hernia surgery, but of course mine was in conjunction with a complete hysterectomy. Because I had two hernias repaired, I woke up with a "binder" on. It is a large, thick, stretchy type of material that wraps around you and closes tightly with velcro.
However of all the people I know with this condition I am the only one with hep. In fact as I recall I had the hernia fixed twice, the first time I had not been diagnosed with hep yet. Its not all that uncommon to have this type of hernia. You do need to have it fixed before it causes other trouble. From what I know of these ruptures, its not related to hep. I was born with it, and just got licky to have done something (work construction) and made it worse.
Weight loss will be the easiest way to alleviate the symptoms, as it will reduce the internal pressure, but the hernia (tear in the fascia) will remain, and symptoms could certainly recur, unless we have surgery. If any of you has surgery to repair the hernia, I highly recommend a patch. if they just sew it up it will usually recur.
Before you decide, I did have an inguinal hernia surgery there about 6 years ago. It was during the mesh recall... So the first doctor thinks this may be a kinked re-herniation. I think I would be hurting a lot more, right now it only hurts to stand up straight. Please, what do you think? I am desperate and nervous. And in pain, I forgot to mention that.
Since I had my first surgery at such a young age when the surgery was still not that perfected it did not work. Within 2 years I was right back were I started. I would have days were I would drink an entire bottle of Pepto in a day. So I took Prolsec and Nexium all throughout my life until last year when I finally decided to get the surgery done again. I spent years trying to control the problem with diet and no matter what I ate or which treatments I tried nothing worked.
When I mention the hernia thing to him he does not know of any connection between the heart rhythms and the hernia. he does think there might be a connection between my vagus nerve and my heart rhythms since these rhythms happen after eating or if I compress my stomach which might upset the vagus nerve. But it doesn't seem like there is much that can be done about it according to him. Just saw a GI specialist and same deal....
One is a diaphram hernia that has reopened and causing a lot of pain. I am scheduled for surgery 1-10-08. The cause of the gerd was partly due to radiation I had in the chest area , underarm tumors for nonhodgekins lymphoma in 1987. At that time I had a laporotomy and spleen removal. I have a scar from naved to chest. When I had the nissin It was opened and I nearly died from complications after that surgery as my immune system is compromised. Now I need surgery to fix diaphram hernia.
I do not know if this is the result of the hernia repair, however I donot recall it right after the surgery. This causes fear that the hernia repair is not holding up. Also after the repair the remaing testicle seems to be high up in the scrotum and no longer seems to have the same mobility that it did have. At times it does cause pain, I don't know what I should do about it.
I might go for a laparoscopic fundoplication surgery, for I have got hiatal hernia and severe GERD. Does anyone know what risks are involved, and what can happen to me afterwards? Will I have difficulty swallowing? And other things I have read about? If you have done this surgery, please tell me about it. Thank you in advance.
back pain running down my leg, or after my last hernia surgery. Its not the same when your leg is going numb, and the pain in intense. I'm actually taking less meds than I was when I had the percocet. Now I have the oxycontin, and can take up to 80mg. a day and I don't even want to take half that. That is why I am only taking 20mg twice a day. I don't want to risk masking the pain and hurting it more. I just want it to go away. I'm scared now. Chezz PS I REALLY want to get that video.
My surgery was a little different than these other people. I also had a hernia repaired during the same surgery! My symptoms started during my pregnancy with twins which was six years ago(1994) . I had frequent lose bowel movements and cramping with each meal. I pretty much lived with the symptoms thinking that I just had a change in my bowels since having the twins, not knowing that this was abnormal. My attacks got worse until I finally went to see a Doctor(1999).
Discomfort from gas between shoulders, nothing bad just did not expect that. Waiting for the surgery was worse then the surgery...Best of luck to you!
Has your stomach and bowels returned to normal since your surgery? What happened to me right after surgery is my bowels did not work for a few days and of course I did lose a few pounds because of the "jello diet", hahahaha. I lost bit of weight because I was on a liquid and jello dies 2 days before surgery to clean bowels, etc.
Hi Niki I am only about 3 1/2 months post op so I can't really tell you but I am curious about this also as I have heard from different ppl that symptoms seem to come back around the 5 year mark. For me, many of them didn't even go away but the ones that did have stayed away for now. I'm really sorry to hear that you feel they are coming back...after 3 surgeries you deserve a lifetime of relief!! I wonder if it would be good idea to contact your NS and get it checked out?
so on tuesday i will be going in for gallbladder surgery. i wasnt really nervous when i found out because im ready to feel better. but all the stories online about this surgery are HORROR stories. FREAKS ME OUT! making me so depressed.....im so young why is all this crap happening to me??....hopefully this gallbladder is connected to the dizziness i been feeling, that would be nice i been praying, but think i could use just a few more if at all possible. im sure i will be a wreck tomorrow.....
After reading your story and progression, it makes me want to go forward with it. How soon was it after your second surgery (if you recall) did you feel like you could control your urge to go enough and drive/ feel strong enough/ confident enough to return to work? My doctor said 8 weeks before I can lift whatever I want but I can go back to work "whenever I feel like it.
They tried to do emergency surgery that night with a spinal and no sedation. (I had just ate dinner) They were unable to close me up because the OB could not get enough fascia or whatever....can't recall specifics, but they needed my body to relax under general anesthesia. I was scheduled for a C-section repair with the hospital's general surgeon who typically does their liver transplants. He fixed my C-section and told me he did this stich and that and I could cough all I want.
They can be a cause of infertility and there is also a higher risk of hernia and testicular cancer. The only available treatment option is surgery called an orchiopexy. The success rate with surgery is almost 98%.It is advisable to consult a surgeon and get it operated. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Well for as long as I could recall I've had these 5 white bumps under the head of my penis. There white on the tip then fade into my normal skin colour. I know when i was little I had a inguinal hernia I think. Im not 100% sure but I have 2 scars on my groin then one going from the tip of my penis to the bottom of my sack. I have no idea if it has to do with that surgery.
Were you able to discuss the surgical procedure for the hernia and non-functional testes? It is important that you manage the hernia also to prevent any complications in the future. Take care and do keep us posted.
Later, had a fusion surgery. While they took pain killers, I don't recall complaints about burping from them.
, and I just got a recall notice for the Bard Composite Kugal Patch that was used during the hernia repair surgery. I am scared...totally... and this is not helping my gut. I don't know what to do! Every decision I make seems like its a bad one. I refer to myself as the "side affect" - if something can go wrong, it will. Can anyone out there help me with this decision?? What happens to a diseased colon if I just ignore it and keep taking the laxatives??
Hi, When I was a young man I had a similar condition that was eventually diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. This condition develops when a loop of intestines pushes through a weakened area of muscles and protrudes into the area of the scrotum. I would get swollen testicles and a dull throbbing ache in the scrotum and lower abdomen. I eventually needed surgery. The only way you can be sure is see a doctor.
Around 5 years ago I did the nissen fundoplication open surgery. All went good. I am having though these kind of problems that if I recall back I think I used to suffer from them even before I did the nissen. When I bend in a certain position and sometimes when I laugh I get these cramps on the left side and sometimes even right just underneath the ribs.
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