A hernia occurs when the specific organ is squeezed outside the surrounding tissue through a weak point due to increased pressure and muscle weakness in the affected region. Inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia, femoral and umbilical hernia are the common types of hernia.
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What causes a stinging sensation inside the rectum?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a sailor and have been sailing for the past eight months. I had fistula surgery last year. MRI reports also said that hernia is detected on the left side. Around one month ago, I started to have bloating sensation, especially after meals. I consulted a doctor, and he diagnosed it as... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have multiple problems, so that I will address them one by one. 1) Stinging sensation in rectum - Kindly tell what type of surgery you underwent for the fistula. If it is an open surgery, sometimes it takes a longer time to heal completely. After any surg... Read Full »
Why do I get pain post laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had two surgeries gastric bypass and laparoscopy cholecystectomy. After my laparoscopy cholecystectomy, I noticed a pain on my right side and is noticeably bigger. I get pain there, especially with lifting. My surgeon opened this incision twice. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When you said your surgeon opened the incision twice, I suppose you refer to port sites of laparoscopic surgery, not open surgery. In the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are pointing to the right lateral region and right lower quadrant of ... Read Full »
Should I get the recurrent hernia operated?
Query: Hello doctor, I have undergone a hernia operation six months back. But then, I got a similar pain and I was scanned. A small hernia was detected again. Should I get it operated or wait for some time? Please give me a suggestion. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your records (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have radiological evidence of a hernia. The worrisome finding in the report is that the opening is a small one with intestinal loops inside. It is safer to get surgery done. Otherwise,... Read Full »
How does inguinal hernia affect the ejaculation volume?
Query: Hello doctor, While having sex with my wife six months ago, I had a severe pain in my stomach, which seemed to have originated from my testicles. The pain has never happened again. I live a pretty much normal day to day life. Since then, I have noticed a decrease in semen volume considerably. Now, I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be epididymo-orchitis or simply orchitis. I suggest getting an ultrasound of the abdomen and scrotum. Follow-up with the reports. Read Full »
I get a bulge in my stomach when I cough, but it is not present otherwise. Is it a hernia?
Query: Hello doctor, Please let me know if this is a hernia. I do not have any bulging, but I cannot put it back in when I cough. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. A small umbilical hernia is very common. Based on the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like a hernia with omental fat as a content. Umbilical hernia with omental fat as the content... Read Full »
My belly button popped out after pregnancy. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of two children. After my delivery, my navel has popped out and it has remained so even now. Please suggest some ways to get back my usual naval shape. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, after childbirth, the rectum sheath and the muscles go weak and lead to a hernia. So, what you have may be an umbilical hernia. It will increase on coughing. It has to be checked by a surgeon. If it is a hernia, it can be treated surgically and th... Read Full »
I have back pain, loss of appetite, and a hernia. Please interpret my CT scan results.
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvic area, and the doctor noticed a hernia in my left lower quadrant. As I was experiencing back pain and loss of appetite, the doctor recommended doing this CT scan, and I have uploaded the images. But the doctor can not still pinpoint what i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I am indeed sorry to hear about your problems, and also because you did not find a clear explanation yet. I have examined the entire CT (computed tomography) image set (attachments removed to protect the pati... Read Full »
What could be the one-sided testicular swelling after heavy workout?
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent surgery for testicular swelling on the right side three months ago they say it was hydrocele. Now I got similar swelling in my left side after I did a heavy workout. Although it is decreasing when I am sleeping which did not happen last time. Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand you might have developed an inguinal hernia as it has occurred after lifting heavy weights which is totally different from your previous diagnosis of hydrocele. Here due to lifting of heavy weights the contents from your abdomen mostly i... Read Full »
How to reduce pain due to inguinal hernia for a month?
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old boy. I have an inborn inguinal hernia. It has not given much pain before as it is giving now. When I lay down for more than two hours, it starts hurting and I am unable to sleep anymore. The pain gets extended from the lower abdomen and pelvic region to the upper portio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain related to hernia needs thorough examination. If there are no complications seen during physical examination and ultrasound, then you can do surgery after a month. If there are any complications, then you need immediate surgery. For now, you can do TRUS (trans... Read Full »
Does doing Kapalbhati Pranayama cause a hernia?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been doing Kapalbhati pranayama for past one year. I do it for 30 minutes daily in the morning. I do it with medium force and at the rate of 30 to 50 exhalations per minute. I feel really vitalized after each 30 minutes session of Kapalbhati. I do it at a comfortable pace and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that a hernia occurs when you have a weak abdominal wall and it is not by doing exercise. Exercise helps to strengthen your abdominal wall muscles and they never weaken it. You can continue your exercise. The causes of a hernia include ... Read Full »