I am book for Incisional Hernia repair in 4 weeks. My question is..every time I lay down to push in my hernia it pops right back out before even attempting to get up. I am spending most of my days trying to keep this darn thing inside me..Is it necessary to keep pushing it back in or am I able to just push it in a few times a day..THIS IS CONSUMING MY WHOLE LIFE right now and I still have a month to go till its fixed.
By definition, a hernia occurs when organs that belong inside the abdomen protrude outside of the abdomen through a weakeness in the abdominal wall. When these organs (most commonly the intestines) become trapped inside the hernia sac, they can become obstructed, or even strangulated, which is an emergency situation.
As long as you are not experiencing abdominal distension, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting, then you probably don't have an intestinal obstruction or intestinal strangulation.
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