Patient Comments: Hernia - Types


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Comment from: Floridaal, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

I had a ventral hernia about 10 years ago. Since that original surgery I have had to have the mesh removed and replaced 4 times. I still have the same problems, cannot sleep on my stomach and constantly have pain, mostly tolerable at this point. I also developed a moderate case on incontinence. I went back to the gastro surgeon, who had me take an upper gastrointestinal test. He said I have a hiatal hernia, and wants me to see another gastro surgeon. I have more or less reached my ability to cope with this and asked him if the pressure of both the hernias could be the cause of the incontinence. I just don't know what to do anymore. I am tired of being in pain all the time.

Comment from: grammy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have inguinal hernia, no pain. I will have surgery tomorrow.

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.

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.

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.

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