Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ bulges out from the weak portion of the surrounding tissue. It causes pain and discomfort, and it is corrected surgically. It is done by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. In open surgery, a small incision is made, and the weak portion of the organ is pushed back and closed by using stitches. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon uses a laparoscope to repair the hernia with mesh.

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What could be the reason for a chest swelling that later moved to the abdomen, groin, and ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Two months ago, I noticed what felt like a swelling in my chest. It impaired my breathing. It seemed like I could only inhale about half or less of my lung capacity. Over a week, the swelling moved into my abdomen. My stomach began to swell and look distended....  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sort of progression of swelling from the abdomen to the groin and then to the ankles is usually seen in liver diseases or due to a local abdomen pathology compressing the inferior vena cava. Sorry to tell you, but it is impossible to find out the exact cause witho...  Read Full »

Will a traumatic testicular dislocation affect the fertility of my brother?

Query: Hi doctor, My older brother suffered a traumatic testicular dislocation. What is the best way he can sleep comfortably? What is the estimated recovery time? Will it affect his fertility? He had a scrotal hematocele from another testicular trauma, so I am worried about him. He also had a incarcerat...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There should not be any problem with the testis due to scrotal hematocele, as it was treated. He can sleep in any comfortable position as he likes. Just tell him to avoid lifting heavy weights and exercising for three weeks. Thanks. For more information consult a ur...  Read Full »

The pain due to an inguinal hernia is getting worse. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have an inguinal hernia for over a year. The pain is getting worse each passing day from the last week. I do not have any symptoms that suggest it is strangulated. I am 5.10 feet tall, and I weigh 212 lbs.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In cases, where strangulation of the hernia is suspected, one needs immediate attention and surgery is required. If the hernia is not strangulated, routine surgery can be planned. I suppose, there is no point in waiting and getting things complicated. Go to an ER, and...  Read Full »

What are the abdominal exercises to be done after hernia surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent surgery for umbilical hernia. Kindly let me know some exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must take complete rest for one week, and no exertion up to one month. After one month, you may get back to normal activities without restriction. It is advisable to start the routine work slowly and gradually. It is not advisable to do abdominal crunches after...  Read Full »

Why is my stomach making squeaky noises few years after hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal for my stomach to make squeaky sounds a few years after hernia surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The squeaky sound might be due to two reasons: Most common cause of this is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This has a history of constipation and alternative episodes of diarrhea, with or without pain. If you have these symptoms, then it is IBS. Fibre-rich diet and me...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent pain in the surgical site for hernia for the last four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia surgery, four years back. But still, I have troubles in the surgery wound, especially when I am involved in harder or longer physical activities. I also get hurt if lying down on the side of the surgery. The doctor advised me to get a CT scan, but as I had i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. Let me tell you something about hernias.By definition, a hernia means protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak abdominal wall. If your hernia was operated, then it means the contents were returned to abdomen.The best thing for you would...  Read Full »

How long does it take for tissues to grow into the mesh after hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My questions are related to da Vinci bilateral hernia repair with mesh. How long does it take for the tissues to grow into the mesh ultimately? What is the time window for the rejection of the mesh after the surgery? What is the time window for developing an infection after the surgery...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hernia surgery can be done with two approaches, open surgery or minimal access surgery. The minimal access approach includes either conventional laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery. Healing allows fibrosis to occur in the surgery area, and the extent of fibrosi...  Read Full »

Why do I lump in my stomach area after I eat or drink something?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice a lump in my stomach area, about 30 cm above a scar from my appendix removal operation I underwent eight months ago. The lump appears after I eat or drink something. There is no pain, only slight discomfort in the area around the lump. When I press the lump, it feels as if the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaint is a lump in your stomach, which appears once you take food. I think that you mean to say a lump overlying the stomach and not inside stomach. The most common cause is epigastric hernia, where the stomach bulges through a weak area in the abdominal wall....  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, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

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. Revert with more information to a general surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-surgeon  Read Full »

I have pus draining from my hernia surgery incision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had seven abdominal surgeries, namely gastric bypass, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, exploratory laparoscopy, panniculectomy, ventral hernia repair, mesh removal from hernia repair with exploratory laparoscopy, and recently open epigastric incisional hernia fix a month back. Imme...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unfortunate that you had to go through all that. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears you are suffering from surgical site infection. Following are the possibilities: Infection a...  Read Full »

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