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  • drtowfigh

    April 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Trying to Get A Hernia Diagnosis

    1) no rush to get the umbilical (belly button) hernia repair done. It is not an emergent or even urgent problem unless she has problems with pain, vomiting, the hernia content getting stuck.
    2) the only connection between her umbilical hernia and inguinal hernias is she may have a genetic predisposition toward developing hernias. Otherwise tone does not cause the other. Also, perhaps she has other risk factors for developing hernias, such as obesity, nicotine use, chronic constipation, cough, straining, repetitive lifting of heavy objects.
    3) PT does not cause hernias.
    4) mixed connective tissue disorders are among the genetic family of diseases which may predispose patients to hernias. Commonly collagen vascular disorders are associated with hernias. These include Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Marfan’s syndrome. Lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis are less associated with hernia, but there is a weak link.

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