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Incarcerated Hernia
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Incarcerated Hernia

I had an upper GI done today, and the Dr. doing the test told me I had an incercerated hernia.  I haven't heard from my family doctor yet, but I have been trying to find information on it, and I can't find it anywhere.  Has any ever heard of this?  What does it mean and what is the treatment?  Any information you have would really be greatly appreciated.  T

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I would certainly discuss your diagnosis with your GI doc. Incarcerated Hernias frequently CAN lead to bowel obstructions...I'm not saying your's will, but that is a frequently reported  complication from incarcerated hernias. Hernias are protrusions of anatomical mass that divert from their intended area. Some hernias require limited attention, if any. However, incarcerated or strangulated hernias require some immediate intervention. Again, contact your GI specialist and follow up with him/her to find out exactly the severity of this situation. It is important to have a positive relationship with your physician so you can feel comfortable with your decisions as well as their diagnosis. Please DO NOT get your treatment schedule from the internet! Speak with your doctor soon. Take care and good luck!
                                         J.C.I.
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