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Recurrence of Intestinal hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have terrible grumbling noises going on in my stomach and have a pain under my right breast that feels like a football there, also i have started to be sick every now and again and get griping pains in my stomach a bit like labour pains and get sick and then gets very shaky and cold, i think i have a hernia too that feels like its getting bigger so thought all this discomfort was caused by this hernia, but not sure now
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok, let me ask you some more details to learn your problem in clear
User :   i am sitting here now with tummy really groaning and feels full of wind and the pain in my right ide is hurting quite a bit
User :   ok doc, thanks
Doctor :   Do you feel pain in the breast on touching only or its pining continuously ?
User :   i havent pain in breast, its my stomach
Doctor :   ok, its under the right breast , i am sorry. i get it now
Doctor :   Is there a specific time in the day when these symptoms are more ?
User :   no its all day now, stomach groaning ect and hurting
Doctor :   ok, Have you tried any medications for the same ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, Is there any swelling or lump noticed on your abdomen ?
User :   i am getting griping pains and rumblings all the time ???
User :   yes, but i thought it was a hernia
Doctor :   Where is the lump, is it reducible if so how ?
User :   its prominent all the time and seems to be getting larger
User :   its above my belly buttom
Doctor :   Ok, do you have any history of surgeries ?
User :   i had a op for a hernia a few years back that was below the belly button
Doctor :   ok, does the swelling reduce on lying down ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, i too consider your symptoms be due to hernia, since you hav history of surgery, the chances in you are high
Doctor :   Visit your surgeon
Doctor :   he wil confirm it on examining the lump
User :   what will they have to do as i hate hospitals at the most, sorry
Doctor :   surgery is only resort if its a hernia
User :   do you think i could have a twisted stomach
Doctor :   no, the omentum or a part of intestine would have herniated , hence you getting gaseous abdomen and all other symptoms
User :   what i mean is if its a hernia does it cause all the above symptoms
Doctor :   yes, the above symptoms o give a suspection of hernia
User :   so if i have it repaired would all this discomfort go away
Doctor :   yes, for sure
User :   ok, ile go and see me doc on monday, thanks
Doctor :   Was the previous hernial surgery a MESH repair ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   the same has to be done his time if the diagnosis is confirmed
User :   the surgeon at the time said that i had very week stomach muscles through having 4 children and my job of lifting heavy patients at the time and that i could possibly in later years get another hernia but above the previous one, seems like he was right eh ?
Doctor :   yes, i do consider the same
Doctor :   its very common for a hernia to reoccur
User :   what is the pain in my right side
Doctor :   its due to peristalsis
Doctor :   against a mild block may due to hernia
Doctor :   movement of the ( peristalsis ) intestines
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