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So, I'm having inguinal hernia repair surgery. What do I need to know?

YANMD. But what do I need to know going in? What should I ask the surgeon? So far, it's just been diagnosed. It's not big, but it's gotten bigger over the last year. What sort of surgery offers the least post-op pain and/or the best shot at not having complications down the road? Thanks!
posted by professor plum with a rope on May 8, 2014 - 6 answers

(Boston) - What is the cost of cervical disc surgery?

After 2 years of dealing with an insane doctor who told me that God and Tylenol will cure me, I finally got a new doctor who sent me to a neurologist who diagnosed me with a neck hernia or rather, C5 C6 disc herniation. In addition to MRI findings, they also found out that I have Clonus. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Apr 13, 2014 - 9 answers

What exercises can someone with cervical disc herniation (c3-c6) do?

After a nightmare MRI experience sometime in 2011 I found out that I have a cervical disc herniation on c3, c4, c5, c6. The pain was so severe that I was unable to move my neck to right side without feeling like I was going to pass out. Now that I've gotten my first coritsone shot and feel alive, I would love to work at gym on strentheting my cervical discs so I can beat this problem and avoid having to marry cortisone shots for the rest of my life. What are some excercise machines and workouts I can safely use to strengthen my neck without damaging it further? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Nov 14, 2013 - 16 answers

What sexual positions will not irritate a hernia?

My (male) partner has an inguinal hernia. It was repaired with mesh 3 years ago, but is bothering him again. He has a surgical consult soon. In the meantime, what sexual positions could we employ that would alleviate the stress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2013 - 1 answer

Ways to improve a cervical herniated disc quickly?

I recently got an MRI and was diagnosed with a cervical herniated disc. Not much pain, but there is numbness and tingling in the left thumb, and very tense shoulders along with some other symptoms. It has been about 2 months since I got it. For people who have had a cervical herniated disc - besides resting and visiting the doctor, do you have any other advice for getting the hernia gone as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Apr 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Ouch! What gives, tummy?

YANMD. What could be up with this weird sore spot on my abdomen? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Inguinal hernia surgery on four month baby

My four month old baby boy has just been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and will have to undergo surgery in the next few days. I'm freaking out. Help? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jul 4, 2012 - 13 answers

What's this mass?

Hernia filter: I have a protrusion under my belly button on the right side, almost parallel to the hip bone. You can only see it if I lean back, but then it is very visible. It's about 4 inches long, 1.5 inches wide and is spongy (almost like a gas bubble or bloat). It does not hurt. Hernia? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Apr 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Help my uninsured brother get treatment in Portland, OR

Please help my 25 year old, uninsured brother get medical attention in Portland, OR for what we think is a hernia. Time is of the essence because he absolutely needs to get this taken care of before returning to Alaska in late May to fish for the summer. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Mar 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me recover from a frustrating groin injury.

Please help me recover from a frustrating groin injury. [more inside]
posted by beepbeepboopboop on Feb 26, 2012 - 4 answers

The Hernia Hokey Pokey

Tell me about the time you pushed your hernia back in... [more inside]
posted by it's a long way to south america on Feb 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Can we save more on this surgery?

Routine non-emergency hernia surgery--unmet insurance deductible and wondering if there are any cost-cutting ideas we will wish we had known when we get the bill for the surgery. Assuming the hospital won't just shout out ideas if we call them, so...any ideas? [more inside]
posted by circular on Sep 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I ignore electric shock pain?

Herniated disc, doctor says it's ok to climb (can't make it worse). First week back, electric shock pain. Can I safely ignore this? [more inside]
posted by defben on May 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Mystery stomach/pelvic pain/no energy yet tests are negative. Now what?

Doctor doctor, gimmie the news. What is wrong with me (YNMD)? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 12, 2011 - 17 answers

I dare you to lift this sofa.

Please look inside for a few questions about an inguinal hernia, particularly pertaining to surgery recovery, and being on disability. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 28, 2010 - 12 answers

How to care for my small umbilical hernia?

My doctor recently told me I have a "tiny umbilical hernia" that isn't worth a surgical repair. What can I do to avoid making it worse? (Abdominal strengthening exercises?) If I lift boxes during my upcoming apartment move next month, am I asking for trouble? Do hernias always get worse over time? Help me stop having mental images of sudden disembowelment.
posted by the jam on Apr 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Am I still ruptured or what?

My hernia operation didn't remove my discomfort. In fact, it's worse. What else could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Nov 1, 2009 - 3 answers

I'm ruptured! What now?

What should I ask my doctor about my hernia operation? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Aug 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Intentionally severing a nerve during inguinal hernia repair

The surgeon who is going to do my hernia repair says he wants to intentionally sever a nerve that will leave the inside of my thighs numb. The heck?? [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor on May 2, 2009 - 21 answers

Give me the lowdown on hernias

So I have an inguinal hernia. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Apr 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I exercise after a hernia without injury?

I am fairly certain I have an inguinal hernia. How do I get back into intense exercise while avoiding injury? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Argh, my nucleus pulposus

How does a ruptured disk benefit from an epidural? [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Will you hold back my hair?

Make me throw up. There's gross stuff inside (of me and the explanation). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 35 answers

I lost my ball... no wait, there it is

Sometimes my left testicle "falls in" to my abdomen. Is this bad/dangerous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2009 - 16 answers

I left my abdominal contents in San Francisco

So, I think I've given myself some kind of abdominal hernia. I'm in San Francisco, and I have no health insurance. [more inside]
posted by hototogisu on Sep 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Hernia in C5-6

My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Feb 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Is this an adductor pull or something else?

I have a recurring muscle strain, but it's not a hernia. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Sep 18, 2007 - 7 answers

HerniaFilter II

I was just diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, which I've apparently had for almost 2 years now. I know next to nothing about hernias, let alone inguinal hernias, and it looks like it'll be 6-12 weeks before I can get into surgery, and at least 3 weeks before I get a proper consult with the surgeon. I exercise frequently with weight training, cardio, and flexibility training in the gym, and am wondering what if any exercises are safe to continue in the interim, or what exercises definitely need to be avoided. Can I still stay in shape without making this thing worse? [more inside]
posted by skechada on Jun 20, 2007 - 11 answers

I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting

I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting. Are there any exercises to prevent or minimise a hernia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

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