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Diagnosed with small umblical hernia 5mm in size. Steps to prevent further omentum of hernia? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Can I ask one question with regard GT system?
User:I meant Gastro
User:I have been recently diagnosed with small umblical hernia with 5mm in size
Doctor:may I know your age, ?
User:I would like to know if there are any steps to prevent further omentum of hernia
User:29 age, 5,10 ht and 90 kg weight
User:I have put on lot of weight since last 2 yrs due to my travelling and too much of work
Doctor:usually hernia of the umbilical area, occur due to defect or weakness in the underlying linea XXXXXXX tendons of the rectus muscle, in the abdominal wall
User:I have put on 10 kgs in last 2yrs and I feel this may be once of the reason for umblical hernia.. Am I correct?
Doctor:and they are more common, in obese individuals
Doctor:so, you are absolutely right, that your weight is more likely the cause of the hernia
User:I am not working our regularly since 2 yrs and would like to know if post hernia surgery is there any restrictions for exercises?
Doctor:the best way, to deal with this is Weight loss and abdominal crunches
User:Can I do ab crunches?
User:I have been doing ab crunches since 10 days and I feel better doing it
Doctor:since the hernia is less in size, there should be no issue doing work outs
User:To tell you my back ground, I am professionally a physiotherapist and fitness trainer 3 yrs back and now I am currently into clinical research field.
Doctor:but you should see a doctor in person, so that he can rule out any intestinal remnants, that may be present in the hernia, and is not evident easily
User:Is there any restrictions post surgery?
User:do u suggest surgery for 5 mm size hernia?
Doctor:the surgery involves, reduction of the hernia, and then tightening the linea XXXXXXX tendons
Doctor:so post surgery, there will be no issue for exercise
User:ok..great to know this
Doctor:are u sure, it is a 5 MM hernia OR 5 CM hernia ?>
Doctor:5 mm is a very small value,
User:This is wat is wriiten on my report XXXXXXX small umblical hernia defect Mx- 5.8x5mm, omentum herniated through the defect"
User:could you tell me which are the activities which increase the size of this hernia?
Doctor:ok. in that case , try to lose weight first
Doctor:doing abdominal crunches, in some cases, can increase the intra abdominal pressure
Doctor:and this can result in opening up of the defect and increase in size of the hernia
Doctor:once you lose weight, by working out with walking running, treadmill, etc, the pressure will be reduced
Doctor:and the hernia may subside
Doctor:the other alternative would be to undergo the surgery, and fix the hernia defect
Doctor:and then try to work out and lose weight
User:options in surgery?
Doctor:both options can be used
User:laser or incision?
User:which is the effective ?
Doctor:just a minimal access surgery, with lapraroscopy can be done
Doctor:there is no laser surgery for these cases
User:I am 90kgs now and planning to loose 5 kgs in 3 months and then under go surgery
Doctor:5 kg loss is easy to achieve
Doctor:for your ht , the ideal weight would be 75 kilos
User:I am not finding time to go to gym for treadmill and other exercies..
Doctor:range 70 -75
User:could you suggest some good diet plan?
Doctor:so u should try to lose abut 15 kilos
User:yes.. I will loose in one year time..
Doctor:Can u provide your email ID AND phone no
Doctor:I Can ask the customer care to give u a call, and arrange a dietician consult
User:0000 0000
Doctor:you can get a diet plan from the dietician, as per ur requirement
Doctor:thanks for the info
Doctor:you will get a call from XXXXXXX soon
User:when will I get it?
Doctor:within the next 1 hr
User:ok..Thanks a lot..
Doctor:U r welcome
User:Thanks for your time Doctor
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