10 Signs Indicating You May Have a Hernia

Hernias are relatively common and can afflict anyone. Many people who have heard of hernias may not know what they are or their warning signs and symptoms. It’s important to get care for a hernia right away. Read on to learn more.

Sep 1st, 2019
5 Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

Gallstones and gallbladder disease can cause a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, discolored urine, chills, and diarrhea. Gallbladder surgery can eliminate these issues.

Aug 9th, 2019
How to Relieve Groin Pain after Hernia Repair

A hernia repair ranks among the most common surgeries in the United States, with about 800,000 procedures performed each year. For most, relief comes just a few weeks after surgery, but, for some, groin pain becomes a problem. Here’s what you need to know

May 23rd, 2019
Can Heavy Lifting Give You a Hernia?

Have you noticed a slight abdominal lump that comes and goes and feels painful when you move? Chances are you have a hernia. Your hernia may be due to heavy lifting, but regardless of what caused it you will need surgery to have it repaired.

Apr 11th, 2019
Recovering from Hernia Repair Surgery: What You Should Know

Hernia surgery relieves the annoying bulge and discomfort of your hernia but does require you to take some downtime. Exactly what to expect during recovery depends on the type of surgery you have and your body’s adeptness at healing.

Mar 1st, 2019
5 Different Types of Hernias Explained

A hernia can be painful, stressful, and sometimes lead to serious complications. Learn about five different types of common hernias and their treatment options.

Feb 7th, 2019
What Does Melanoma Removal Entail?

Cancer of any kind is a dangerous and formidable disease to face. But doctors are making incredible progress, especially when it comes to melanoma.

Dec 12th, 2018
Top 5 Symptoms of Pilonidal Cysts

An oftentimes painful, swollen bump at the base of your spine, a pilonidal cyst typically forms around a hair that has been pressed back into the skin. These cysts can be persistent, with no good treatments options other than surgical excision and wound ma

Nov 30th, 2018
The Challenge of Diagnosing Hernias in Women

Is chronic pelvic pain disrupting your life? If you’re a woman suffering from pain in your groin, abdomen, or inner thigh, but doctors can’t find the cause, it could be a hernia. Here’s what you need to know to get an accurate diagnosis and remedy.

Oct 18th, 2018
When can I return to work after hernia repair surgery?

There is a lot of discussion these days regarding the costs associated with healthcare, but often times these discussions omit some of the factors that patients actually find most important. One of these is the financial impact caused by having to take ti

Sep 14th, 2018
What are Sports Hernias and how are they repaired?

While an inguinal hernia in the groin is easy to detect from the bulge it creates, a sports hernia may not provide obvious signs but can still require surgery. Read on to discover all about sports hernias, and how to recover from them.

Aug 23rd, 2018
What to Do Once You’ve Been Diagnosed with a Hernia

A hernia diagnosis is oftentimes alarming to hear. However, hernias are very common but rarely life-threatening. Taking proactive steps after receiving a hernia diagnosis can aid in your recovery and ensure things go smoothly.

Jul 30th, 2018
Considering Scar Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know

Surgery can greatly decrease the appearance of scars, enough that you may eventually need a magnifying glass to spot them. Discover more about how a skilled surgeon can remove scars you thought you’d have to learn to live with.

Jun 18th, 2018
Common Types of Hernias That May Cause You Pain

While many hernias have few symptoms beyond a tell-tale bulge, others can be painful and even life-threatening. All hernias warrant medical evaluation to determine what other risk factors are present and how soon surgical intervention will be needed.

May 29th, 2018
How Do Gallstones Form?

If you’ve watched a family member deal with the pain and discomfort of gallstones, you no doubt want to know how to prevent them. The first step is understanding what causes gallstones.

Apr 26th, 2018
Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

The pain from a gallbladder attack can be sharp and intense. Upper abdominal pain occurring after eating and lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours is often a sign you have gallstones — the most common affliction of this organ.

Mar 30th, 2018