Patient Comments: Hernia - Types

What type of hernia did you have?

Comment from: Charles, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 26

I have an epigastric hernia, located in the solar plexus area of my upper abdomen. It is about the size and length of an adult thumb. For several years I fought the pain of a herniated disk in my neck which would flare up into unspeakable nerve pain. Only after a surgical spinal fusion of C5 to C7 can I once again focus on the pain of my abdominal hernia. I plan on seeking professional care soon, as the pain has increased in intensity and length of time recently.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: marmie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have a large hernia from an incision for two colon resections in two years. The CT scan shows some of my liver is also out, I guess because of a severe cough 2 months ago. My last surgery six months ago popped open and took 3 months to finally close. The inguinal hernia is in that area.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Id2cool, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I just got home from surgery, I had no swelling on the right pelvic area where the hernia was. For over a year I had reoccurring terrible cramping on top of intestines above the navel. It used to take me down three to four hours in bed. But on June 16, 2014 it was so bad it did not let up for 10 hours. Next day I went to a clinic to get x-rays, he said I had air pockets caused by unknown sore. I got a call after hours by the radiologist who took x-rays who urged me to go to the emergency room and I went right to surgery. I had the CT scan and it showed the hernia and I am still real bloated up after the surgery and eating a soft diet. I hope you guys are wrong on how long it takes to recuperate, we have short summers up north. I'm in pain tonight, just not wrenching pain.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Hernia - Symptoms Question: What symptoms did you have when you had a hernia?
Hernia - Surgery Question: Did you have surgery to repair your hernia? What was that like?
Hernia - Causes Question: Do you know what caused your hernia?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors