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    • #31031
      William Bryant
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      I’ve noticed my stomach is gurgling after I eat..I don’t think it is confined to where hernia is but usually on that side or to middle.

      I know gurgling can be bad eg incarcerated but no other real symptoms (yet or hopefully ever).

      If incarcerated is the gurgling confined to where hernia is?.

      Or can it be anywhere ‘en route’ so to speak.

    • #31037
      Watchful
      Participant

      I have gurgling sometimes which is confined to the hernia, and my hernia often gets pushed out when this happens. Not a good sign, but not a sign of doom either. It’s still reducible when I lie down.

    • #31038
      William Bryant
      Participant

      Ah the gurgling as far as I can tell isn’t confined to my hernia. Not sure what it means then!

    • #31039
      Chuck
      Participant

      you two guys remind me so much of myself…especially Bryant…I am normally super cautious and do tons of research but I lost the bubble on the hernia…I waited 5 years to fix it ..it got worse…then I had to rush to fix it and didn’t fully undertand the merits of tissue repair..it really requires a deep dive because there is so much negative info about tissue repairs…they are weak,,,wont hold long-term…are difficult to do and painful…towfigh continuously blowing the lap tep mesh horn…conned me into that procedure being the safest…I chose a surgeoun who had done 5000…thnking he would be an expert…but he was a rusher and bragger and messed me up to the point where suicide is a serious option. If I were you guys I would bite the bullet and go to kang sooner than later…he seems like the only real option that looks safe…gurgling is not good…you don’t want to have emergency surgery…you might get any old er fool who will permanently cripple you—I wish I was going through this anew with you two…we could have put our heads together and solved it

    • #31046
      Mike M
      Participant

      Does “gurgling” near the hernia site really mean it’s incarcerated though?

      I understand it is a cause for concern but it seems to be this is one of those “check engine” light symptoms to some degree.

      I feel gurgling at my hernia but was diagnosed with non-incarcerated hernia (no imaging only physical exam) but with other symptoms (i.e. minor dull pain / pressure). I can’t feel a single thing sticking out unless I cough even then it pops out and pops back in again.

      I think we all have felt gurgling in our stomachs and our digestive track in general throughout our lives.

      That doesn’t mean there is a breach in each one of those spots?

      If you have a hernia you are going to have a breech that will easily transfer pressure and sound through that cavity / weak spot to the surface.

      It is going to be very thin / weak in the spot.

      • #31049
        Watchful
        Participant

        Mike M… Gurgling doesn’t mean the hernia is incarcerated – it can gurgle and still be reducible. It probably just means that some intestine gets pushed into it or even just moves a bit away from the normal location.

    • #31048
      Watchful
      Participant

      Chuck… You are right. The last thing anyone wants is an emergency surgery. However, that is very rare. I don’t think I’m on the verge of that. I think it’s important not to get too freaked out about these things, and take your time to do thorough research, and also wait until you are psychologically ready for it. No need to rush it, but, yeah, it needs to be done.

      I agree that Dr. Kang looks like a good option. I’m just a bit bothered that his technique isn’t published. Also, it takes some time to digest having to go to a foreign country with a foreign language, very long flight, etc.

      Otherwise, the options are either mesh, or extensive Picasso-style surgeries with a lot of dissection, rearrangement of your anatomy, and suturing.

    • #31052
      Chuck
      Participant

      Watchful…I screwed up with lap tep from an ahole surgeon…but even if I had to make the decision over…it would not be easy…Kang looks great…but its hard to get reviews of his work…Stephen wouldn’t give me any US names. I think his argument that korea is small and that most would return to him in the even to problems is good…and he seems to be a committed Christian and church elder so maybe can be trusted…but agree..if he messes up…ask pinto…you may have to go back to korea.

    • #31053
      William Bryant
      Participant

      Yes that’s the thing with Dr. Kang, lack of reviews etc. As has been said the figures could be plucked from thin air for all anyone knows. Pinto’s experience is a worry. Hope Dr Kang helps Pinto. On the other hand Dr Kang seems honest and there are several endorsements on here from patients.

      Ref Americans Chuck there was the cyclist, think he was America. Jack Wilkerson or similar name. Google and you’ll find it..he had heart problem too but Dr Kang operated. Good result

    • #31093
      William Bryant
      Participant

      Just to be clear, the gurgling I have is quite a distance from the hernia. Is that still a sign it might be incarcerated? Or does it have to be where hernia is?

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