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abdominal hernia, in alot of pain, inoperable!

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I had a hysterectomy which resulted in a huge inoperable hernia in my lower abdominal area that causes severe pain in my lower back. I take pain meds which I asked to reduce but now I can not stand the pain in my back and I am fearful my doctor will not increase my medicine back to what it was. I use four patches ( ben gay) on my back at atime to relieve the pain, use heat what ever it takes to stop the pain but it isnt helping. what do i do?
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replied March 28th, 2012
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Welcome to e health forum.

In case, you have other medical conditions, like diabetes, cardiac dysfunction, kidney diseases, lung diseases etc, your doctors might have considered against surgery, due to your lack of fitness for anesthesia or surgery.

In such a situation, the only option to treat your abdominal hernia, would be with external supports (called abdominal truss). This device is worn around the abdomen and helps to keep to prevent the hernia from protruding. In so doing it reduces the symptoms associated with the hernia.

But in case, you have severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or other intolerable symptoms you should consult with your doctor at the earliest or visit the ER, so that complications like incarceration, strangulation of the hernia can be diagnosed and treated at the earliest.

I hope this helps.


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replied October 7th, 2013
Large surgical un-operable abdominal hernia treatment.
I had my left kidney removed in October of 2008, leaving me with a large surgical hernia, about the size of a cantaloupe. My doctor says it is un-operable and I should learn to live with it, which I have for the past 5 years. I wear an abdominal binder for some support and waist reduction. Is there a better method available ? I read in your article about an "Abdominal Truss, Can you give me more specific information on this and how can I obtain one ?
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