Patient Comments: Hernia - Types


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Comment from: Zapatero, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I had a Spigelian hernia for over 30 years. Multiple emergency room visits and no less than four of the medical directors of my local hospital said it didn't exist, but the goose egg that kept presenting told me differently. On my last dismissive consult once again I was told no proof of a need for surgery so, I crossed the room, lifted my shirt and there in all its glory was one big hernia. Surgery four days later fixed my 30 year old 'fantasy'. Stay on them, doctors are oft wrong and you're right.

Comment from: MnJohn, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

I had an umbilical hernia. I had laparoscopic repair, three ports with defect corrected with three sutures and a 4 X 6 mesh. I had this for four years but it stayed small. Six months ago it doubled in size, then two months later doubled again; caused some pain too. The third time it again enlarged I felt it tear upward from the umbilicus and it hurt a lot. That resulted in an adhesion the surgeon had to deal with but surgery went well and recovery was easy. Four wees out I feel great.

Comment from: Believer in PT, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 21

Be wary. I was diagnosed with a hernia by a doctor and surgeon. I was doubtful, but it needed repaired. And, it was later determined 'it was unlikely I ever had a hernia.' When in doubt ask for the proof, get the test. After surgery my pain worsened and the symptoms being referred to as 'a hernia' did as well. I would have been better off without surgery. Now I have limited mobility, increased inguinal edema, and the same symptoms.

Comment from: Painful surgeries , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I have an umbilical hernia which was discovered right before my surgeries for removal of lymph nodes because of breast cancer. The doctor said it was nothing to worry about. Same day I had a mastectomy with latissimus dorsal flap breast surgery. I had a very bad case so healing took a long time. Now I have a hiatal hernia and a lower left flank hernia that is so painful I can’t do anything. The pain is that bad. My back hernia protrudes out to the size of a tangerine. I can’t find s doctors here to get them fixed.

Comment from: Floridaal, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

I had a ventral hernia about 10 years ago. Since that original surgery I have had to have the mesh removed and replaced 4 times. I still have the same problems, cannot sleep on my stomach and constantly have pain, mostly tolerable at this point. I also developed a moderate case on incontinence. I went back to the gastro surgeon, who had me take an upper gastrointestinal test. He said I have a hiatal hernia, and wants me to see another gastro surgeon. I have more or less reached my ability to cope with this and asked him if the pressure of both the hernias could be the cause of the incontinence. I just don't know what to do anymore. I am tired of being in pain all the time.

Comment from: BAWAH E, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 07

I don't know the type of hernia, but it's causing me severe pains in my stomach.

Comment from: Tracy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 06

I believe I have a hernia in my abdomen, above my belly button.

Comment from: Alex 46.C, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

My hernia triggers the nerve system of my stomach and I start having anxiety attacks and speech impairments. It's like my tongue gets tangled up and I start sweating, I don’t know why.

Comment from: May , 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have a fistula on the left side and hernia behind the fistula. How can I reduce its size when I have a colostomy bag!

Comment from: grammy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have inguinal hernia, no pain. I will have surgery tomorrow.

Comment from: Charles, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 26

I have an epigastric hernia, located in the solar plexus area of my upper abdomen. It is about the size and length of an adult thumb. For several years I fought the pain of a herniated disk in my neck which would flare up into unspeakable nerve pain. Only after a surgical spinal fusion of C5 to C7 can I once again focus on the pain of my abdominal hernia. I plan on seeking professional care soon, as the pain has increased in intensity and length of time recently.


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Comment from: marmie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have a large hernia from an incision for two colon resections in two years. The CT scan shows some of my liver is also out, I guess because of a severe cough 2 months ago. My last surgery six months ago popped open and took 3 months to finally close. The inguinal hernia is in that area.

Comment from: kamrul, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

I have direct congenital inguinal hernia.

Comment from: Id2cool, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I just got home from surgery, I had no swelling on the right pelvic area where the hernia was. For over a year I had reoccurring terrible cramping on top of intestines above the navel. It used to take me down three to four hours in bed. But on June 16, 2014 it was so bad it did not let up for 10 hours. Next day I went to a clinic to get x-rays, he said I had air pockets caused by unknown sore. I got a call after hours by the radiologist who took x-rays who urged me to go to the emergency room and I went right to surgery. I had the CT scan and it showed the hernia and I am still real bloated up after the surgery and eating a soft diet. I hope you guys are wrong on how long it takes to recuperate, we have short summers up north. I’m in pain tonight, just not wrenching pain.

Comment from: vella gagnard, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I have a hernia in my groin, and I am a female. It doesn't hurt, it is like a long kind of bone that is longwise in my groin area that you can feel when push it. I have never heard of such a thing.

Comment from: Vidya, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I have a hiatal hernia.


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