I've had one right above my belly button for a long time. Never created a problem.
That may have just changed.
Ever had one that caused a problem or required surgery?
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Go to a dirt bike shop and get a kidney belt, put it on a little tight.
Won't fix it, it might relieve some pain.
Yes, an umbilical hernia. It popped while I was holding up the axle for a mortar mixer. Got it fixed about six years later. The surgery was no big deal.
surgery and two weeks later, back to work
But you have something different
They didn't fix it after the original surgery?
Its not really painful. I've had it for a long time but I may now have to have it repaired as you can no longer push everything back in
If you already have a hernia and it suddenly becomes painful, tender, and irreducible (cannot be pushed it back inside), you should go to the emergency department. Strangulation (cut off blood supply) of intestine within the hernia sac can lead to gangrenous (dead) bowel in as little as six hours.
Just think of all the weight you'd lose !
Just in time for happy hour...Isn't google images great?
I AM NOT A RACIST
I am a Dentist and whenever a patient wants me to look at something I think about my inguinal hernia surgeon. After surgery I developed a pretty significant bruise on my Mr. Johnson. I asked the Physician to look at the bruise and he just started walking out of the room. I dropped my pants to show him my bruise, because who wants Mr. Johnson to fall off because of some surgical complication!!
So in memory of my surgeon who didn't want to look at and reassure me that everything was ok I try to look at whatever a patient wants me to look at in their mouth area.
I just checked in to my local ER. Waiting to be called back.
I learned that they staple it to the floor of the abdominal cavity, and that in some cases the staples may hit a nerve and cause chronic pain. Maybe even the edge of the mesh would be irritating, like having a sandspur in your sock, for the rest of your life. No thanks.
I called the Shouldice center in Canada, which specializes in doing a repair of the hole without using the mesh, which sounded like the preferable method to reconstruct the area. Unfortunately, my insurance would not apply, and the cost was about $9,000, plus travel and a week in Canada for remission before flying home, without any sightseeing. I have changed my insurance, but haven't rechecked to see if I am now covered.
Has anyone here experienced problems with staples? Or, are they doing the reconstructive repair down here yet?
I am one who suffers from chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery. Most of the time it feels like a small ball in there. Other times it feels like it is tearing.:willynilly
It wasn't bad, but it was there and they caution about what can happen if the intestine gets pinched in the hernia. Not good. I had the hernia surgery last August. They put the mesh patch in. Recovery was not fun as you have to use your core for getting up and down from a chair and in and out of bed. That was tough. But better each day. I was back at work part time the following week and full time the next. No residual pain for me.
Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow
Dang, you've had a rough couple of months. I guess get everything fixed at once, then you'll be good as brand new. Hope you heal up quick.
Good luck with it all.
will Polar be taking your seat while you are under anesthesia?
Thank you and Yes, Polar has complete control in my absence. He'll actually be Griz's boss.
You called it. :beer
Fabio ain't got nuttin in me.