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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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 s...  Read Full »

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Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

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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 (t...  Read Full »

Please suggest some dietary options and lifestyle changes for my mother who is having hernia.

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Dr. Vishal Wadi

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She can follow the following dietary plan. She should avoid taking tea or coffee before breakfast. She should have atleast 500 grams of seasonal fruits in the breakfast. She can take raw veggies as salads in the lunch with oil-free cooked curries and veggies. She should...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my abdominal mass and weight gain with ulcerative colitis.

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are recently diagnosed with UC (ulcerative colitis) and under medication. A recent blood test shows high CRP (C-reactive protein). You are noticing abdominal mass in the stomach with symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, double vision, symmet...  Read Full »

How to replace the displaced abdominal organs in my mother after gallbladder surgery?

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the operation of the gallbladder, the muscles of the abdomen can be damaged or it can be relaxed. When the abdominal muscles are relaxed, they are not able to contain the organs and the momentum inside the abdomen. When we apply strain, these abdominal organs and...  Read Full »

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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 quadr...  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 »

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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 chronic ...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of the uncomfortable feeling near the cesarean stitches?

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Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an uncomfortable feeling at the left end of the stitch and felt hard. You had two cesarean sections, and the stitch is just below the stomach. Such clinical fe...  Read Full »

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