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Hernias almost a year after surgery

Cynthia18
Cynthia18
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Hernias after surgery! Wow I had no idea! I read about it on here and went to drs yesterday for a hard persistent cough.they did a cat scan last month.i had so much going on I didn't ask for a copy.it showed I have several hernias around my belly button area.one is protruding when I cough.i was just going to wait until I can't take the pain no more.what do you think?pain is tolerable now...

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deb1113

I was operated on in June of 2013. I developed a hernia in 2015. It didn't bother me, so I didn't do anything. My gynecologist/oncologist said to let him know if it did bother me and he would recommend a surgeon. It did hurt occasionally, but I ignored it and the pain went away. That is until December 2017. On a Sunday, I really started to hurt. I happened to have a doctor's appointment that coming Friday and thought I would get a surgeon's name then. But, I was in such pain by Tuesday, that I called 911. A scan showed a second hernia. An appointment was set with a surgeon in December. My pain subsided and I was sent home on Friday. By Saturday, the pain was back and even worse. Again, I was rushed back to the hospital and a scan now showed a a partial SBO. I told them I wasn't leaving until I was operated on.. I had to wear the dreaded NG tube a couple of days and had surgery on Wednesday. It took about eight weeks to recover

I can only say wait if you choose, it may never bother you, and i hope it doesn't. But, the minute you feel pain, call your doctor.

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to deb1113

Dang thank you,my cat scan shows I have several 1 right protruding,i want them all fixed at once I hope!!!

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deb1113
deb1113
in reply to Cynthia18

They should be able to repair them all at once. Recovery should be much simpler if you don't have complications like I did.

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Jaimee

I also say don’t wait to fix! Right now they can probably do yours by lapro so recovery is much easier. I also advise getting an abdominal binder to wear so they don’t grow. Mine started out small and ripped all the way down. Lifting even things like a laundry basket will do it.

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Luci22

I reading this and wondering if my mom has a hernia. I just spoke with her on the phone, she said she woke up 2 days ago with a feeling as if she did sit ups and feels sore around the belly button and slightly to the left of the belly button. She didn't do any exercise. She's only been taking anti-biotics for an apparent UTI which was found through a urine culture done a week ago - this kind of out of the blue.

What exactly are the symptoms you've experienced of a hernia?

Thank you

Lucia

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to Luci22

Pain in stomach.when I cough or sneeze a part sticks out more than the rest of my belly

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Luci22
Luci22
in reply to Cynthia18

Ok thanks, it sounds unpleasant but I hope you find a solution soon.

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Margiedolly

Me, too.

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Margiedolly
Margiedolly
in reply to Luci22

Her symptoms sound like mine. I've been living with an abdominal insicional hernia for 10years. She should avoid sit-ups, picking up heavy objects (over 5 lbs)! It's a good idea to make an appt. with her doc. asap.

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Margiedolly

I, too have an incisional hernia with 2 small bowel loops protruding. I've been like this for 10 years. Every once in a while, I'll have to tuck them back in if there is pain. My Dr. taught me how; they are avoiding surgery because I'm a slow healer. I would like to suggest anyone who is BRCA-2 with late-staged, platinum resistant ovarian cancer to try Olaparib. It's a PARP2 inhibitor; it kills tumors by denying them vascularization. I've had a CA-125 score of 8 since I started Olaparib 4 years ago. I do thank our Heavenly Father for my remission; I couldn't have endured 6 years of Taxol/Carbo without Him, His Son, and His Holy Spirit! I have found prayer to be such a comfort, not just for myself but especially for others.

We're all in this together, and may Our Heavenly Father Bless all women fighting this frightening disease!🙏😇

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Cynthia18

Amen,wow six years.i did 16 treatments and that was rough as hell!!! I'm so happy doing well!!!

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Margiedolly

How are you doing?☺️

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Cynthia18

So my dr said before surgery go to physical therapy for norapathy and strength thing.after 2sessions my lower back gave out.waiting for results,feeling discouraged :(

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Margiedolly

Dear Cynthia18, Have hope! It sounds like you needed a more gentle approach. I know how frustrating it is to take one step forward and two steps back, but be patient on your healing. This is a wake-up call that your back needs attention, too. Let your PT know that you need a gentle approach. Be careful with yourself, I overdid with the PT exercises at first. I had to learn to listen to my body, it was so different after chemo.

Please let me know how your appointment goes!💖Margaret

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
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I can't seem to get help,my back pain is so bad!!!

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Lizchips

I had 5 Herneas repaired. They used pig skin stuff. In case my Dr needs to operate in future. I'm much better. Herneas from debulking surgeries. I'm better. Surgery 12/2015. Liz

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to Lizchips

Thanks for sharing with me,i was feeling so overwhelmed...but I got this

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Nancy222

I discovered my hernia when I realized that the pain I was feeling from my exercise classes might not be what I thought it was. I have a small hernia, but my surgeon has recommended I not have surgery until we see where the cancer takes me. There's two methods (sorry I don't have the extact terms): one is a quick fix and the hernia will likely come back; the other is a more extensive operation (which is the better option) but the surgeon said he's concerned about infection.

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Cynthia18

Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.i want to get this in one surgery.i know I have several and -atleast one big one I can see

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Cynthia18

Would you suggest a general surgeon or a special hernia dr

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Steitlk
Steitlk
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I used Dr. Baer here in Englewood, Colorado. I think he is a general surgeon but did the hernia repairs for my daughter and son and they raved about him. It was a great recommendation and his work was excellent and he was kind and gentle with an excellent bedside manner.

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Steitlk

I had an umbilical hernia about 2 years after initial surgery in February 2017. The hernia doctor hesitated to fix it while I was on chemo for the second time. But in May of 2019 I started having unrelenting pain which sent me to the emergency room. Bottom line was that despite healthy plummeting ca125 numbers, I had chemo resistant cells and had grown a tumor which was closing off the feces orifice. It was too narrow for a stent to hold it opened so I had to have the tumor debulked and a colostomy. Since my oncologist was debunking the tumor, the hernia guy jumped in and fixed the umbilical hernia. In due time at one of my post op appointments, the oncologist removed the stitches and bridge around the colostomy. Within two days. I developed a peristomal hernia around the colostomy. The hernia doctor verified that’s what it was but again hesitates to fix it while I am on chemo, and won’t do it until I’m off chemo 6-8 weeks or under an emergency situation. So I have a small mountain on my left side big enough that someone might think I’m smuggling or shoplifting something under my clothes. I was given a card to carry so that if I travel I can’t be groped or TSA can’t look at it. At this point one can only laugh at the absurdity of an erupting mountain on my tummy that makes noises and movements of its own free will. However, I’m happy to be alive everyday, despite the continual soreness and noises. So when the unexpected surprises pop up, if they do, check it out but keep a good sense of humor and positive outlook cause life is good.

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Cynthia18
Cynthia18
in reply to Steitlk

Wow that's some story.im glad you are here to write and I here to read it 💖! We have done good! Remember the best part of the future is...

That it comes one day at a time!

Life is good💓

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