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Lower Leg Hernia

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I am due to fly to the UK in 3 weeks and have just been told that I have a hernia in my lower leg. I have not been for a follow up with the doctor yet but worried in case I cannot fly with this condition? I am overweight and just thought my pain was weight related but my mother has had thrombosis years ago and also has a condition called crest. My sister died 4 years ago from marfan syndrome so i am a bit apprehensive about what is going on. Will it be safe to fly and could either crest or marfans be linked in any way?
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replied January 6th, 2011
Unfortunately, since I cannot examine you, I will not be able to offer you a diagnosis. If your doctor has diagnosed a fascial hernia of your lower leg (a condition where the tough fibrous covering, or fascia, over the muscles develops a weak spot), and this is truly the case, then no treatment is generally required; and other than a bulge that occurs when the adjacent muscle contracts, this condition does not pose any significant health threat. However, there are other conditions that can present as a bulge in the lower extremity, and these must be ruled out, as well.


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replied February 6th, 2014
I was just diagnosed with a hernia in my right front calf last night thinking it was a blood clot n it wasn't the doctor looked at me in disgust n said it was totally benine. I do not see how something that hurts cld be benine and be harmless. I do not know where this cam from n wld like to understand why this happend I have not fallen and amin excellent health. It just came from no where. If it really is nothing I am ok with that. But for future refrence to prevent this I wldlike to know what I cld do thank you.
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