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How can a ventral hernia in the left lower abdomen be treated?

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Dr. Hari Charan Perigela

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1995

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Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 in Lump
Question: I have a ventral hernia, left lower abdomin. Which occured last year (April) and was never treated. Today i feel very bloated and nauseous. No vomiting (yet) and regular bowel movements. Feeling very sick to my stomach. Bulge seems to dissapear when i lay down. Should i be seen? Flu or hernia related?
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be related to Hernia.

Detailed Answer:
As per your description, the symptoms could be due to Hernia.Ultrasound abdomen will give a clue.
Sometimes,the bowel gets partially obstructed in the Hernial sac leading to bloating,nausea etc.If the obstruction is prolonged, then there will be vomiting, constipation.
As any Hernia has no medical management, Surgery has to be done.
Please consult your doctor, get examined clinically and proceed accordingly.
Plan surgery for Ventral hernia before any major complications like Obstruction or Gangrene of the bowel due to Strangulation. Outcome will be good.
Nothing to worry.
Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.

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