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Have incisional hernia after abdominal surgeries. Feeling lower back pain and nausea. Reason for pain?

Hello. I have had 3 major abdominal surgeries using the same vertical incision. I now have an incisional hernia the size of an orange.I am constipated and nauseated and have aching and burning of the hernia.I have lost all muscle tone from the surgeries and from the lower abdomen hanging I have lower back pain . Would my insurance pay to repair the hernia and do a mini tummy tuck to get rid of the excess sagging lower abdimen to help with back pain also? My insurance is bc/bs
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Incisional hernia in commonly seen after vertical incisions.Because of the bowel going in and out of hernial sac,there will be pain,nausea etc.
As there is no medical treatment for it,please consult General surgeon/Plastic surgeon and get it operated with a MESH before it gets complicated.
Sometimes,patient may go into Intestinal obstruction which may lead to Gangrene of the bowel.I recently operated a female patient who presented with Spontaneous rupture of Incisional hernia where bowels came out of the abdomen.She is alright now,getting discharged with in 2 days.
So,please dont neglect incisional hernia.
Excess sagging can be removed in the same sitting.
Regarding Insurance,please consult your Local Doctor and proceed.
Wish you speedy recovery
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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