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inguinal hernia

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  • Posted By: 1111healer
  • January 7, 2007
  • 05:09 AM

My brother-in-law went to the ER recently with stomach pain and they diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. He has had discomfort in the groin area for some time now and ocassionally "pushes downward" in his lower abdomen from time to time. Doctor said it is from lifting which he does at his job and he has a few days off to recuperate. What is the prognosis for this? Will "laying off" for a few days fix this? Or is he likely to require more intervention medically? Are there any dietary requirements to assist in the healing process? Any known irritants that may have compromised the intestine lining to be avoided? Any help on this subject is greatly appreciated.!:)

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  • I have inguinal hernia and I am seeking the best way for me. I am engineer and I have deep medical knowledge, but in my case is more dificult :)Shortly, I understand that for the doctors is an easy task. The operation lasts 20-120 min and in some days one can go home. Pain may be lost in short time or in years. Complications of hernia repairs are rare and could be: Urinary retention, Scrotal haematoma, Damage to the ileoinguinal nerve, Ischaemic orchitis. The most freqvently complication is the hernia reccurenece, that could be as high as 20% for Bassini's or Darn's techniques, and below 1% for Souldice o Lichetenstein.There are more techniques. The best seems to be those named "tension free", when are few sutures and a mesh reconstruct the damaged wall. I think that the mest mecahanical reconstructions are when the mesh is pushed in the interior, but this could expose the inner abdomen and I disagree this. So, there are cases when it is applied from the exterior...Good healthMircea T.
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