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Laparoscopic surgery to treat hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 67 years old,5'1" and 225.I have two hernias.One on the left and one on the right side.I want to know if I will survive the operation.I am also very slightly asmatic and haven't had an atack in a truly long time
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   I am worried and need the answer
User :   read the above
Doctor :   Please give me a few moments to see your query.
User :   I am 67 years old,5'1" and 225lbs.I have two hernias.One on the left and one on the right side.I want to know if I will survive the operation.I am also very slightly asmatic and haven't had an atack in a truly long time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   They hurt and i feel them.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   ok
User :   ?
Doctor :   Do you have any pain in the abdomen ?
User :   hurry please as its a times site
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any abnormal bowel movements.
User :   One each side
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you any other signs of inflammation like fever, vomiting, diarrhea ?
User :   If I wipe myself its agony on both sides
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
User :   it acts up in the bathroom and also if I turn around fast
User :   to look behind me
Doctor :   I understand that you are 67 and over 100kgs of weight but I feel surgery is a must in this scenario.
User :   I try to get in bed and get into a position where it stops.It takes quite a while
Doctor :   The hernioraphy that is performed in these days is a very easy process with least complications
Doctor :   And can be done with a key hole or laparoscopy .
Doctor :   How are your blood sugar and blood pressure levels ?
User :   thank you .....My son said its bad because of the weight but I have a great heart....and told its very strong tho I do have high blood pressure and under control
Doctor :   That is good.
Doctor :   How about blood glucose levels ?
User :   140/90 and sometimes less
User :   good
Doctor :   Perfect for surgery, there will be no issue with that .
User :   I am so glad.I was worried I would die
Doctor :   How about blood glucose levels ? Do you remember ?
User :   no but if it were bad my doctor would have called me.I had the tests two weeks ago
Doctor :   Common XXXXXXXX , you just now said you have a great heart, and Hernia is rather an easy Surgery that can be easily managed and easily done , Not to worry at all.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I am relieved.The lapascopic ,???
User :   sounds wonderful
Doctor :   They will post for two surgeries on after the other in most of the cases , First the left hernia and then the right.
Doctor :   In a time interval of two to three weeks.
User :   I heard of that but with good results
User :   word of mouth
Doctor :   Laparoscopic is though three small holes and has better results if the hernia is a smaller one.
Doctor :   If the hernial sac is too large and large loop of intestines than they may opt for an Incisional opening.
User :   I will know that Feb 4th when I meet the Doctor from a recomendation
Doctor :   It also depends on the type of hernia you have , whether it is Direct or Indirect, Complete or Incomplete hernia.
User :   It does feel small tho and now starting to hurt when I touch it. It don't act up much but every so often I am in bad pain
Doctor :   Yes , You are right A general surgeon can guide you best on this.
User :   will he tell by feeling it?
Doctor :   I feel tenderness and pain must be a clear indication for Any future obstructive herniation or complication , so the sooner the better.
User :   or do I have to go for tests?
Doctor :   Yes very much , A good clinician get diagnose by mere physical examination and palpation, and if not sometimes an Ultrasound scan.
User :   I hate hospitals and the tube in the nose,lol
User :   anyways you are wonderful and I feel better knowing I will make it
User :   tyvm
Doctor :   This might never require a tube in the nose, its quite easy surgery with Spinal Or Epidural Anesthesia where you can actually see what is happening and keep chatting with the surgeon.Not to worry.
Doctor :   Hope you get well soon and your surgery goes successful.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Would you like to know anything else and hope I answered your query.
User :   wow,thank you.Thank you I feel better now.I only hope the spinal don't hurt.What is
User :   a epidural Anesthesia?
Doctor :   It is same as spinal but a bit on the outer side of the spine in its peripheral covers and layers.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   which hurts less,lol
Doctor :   Not much ..
Doctor :   Keep yourself calm and relaxed.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   bye for now
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