Hernia Surgery

Is Sex Painful After Hernia Surgery?

Hernia surgery is often the most effective way to eliminate your hernia and its symptoms. However, like any surgery, there will be a recovery period. The recovery time will vary from person to person, and there are certain things you should…
headaches and heartburn

Headaches and heartburn – Is It GERD?

Acid reflux, or GERD, is a common condition that can cause a variety of symptoms. More than just heartburn, it can often cause other unpleasant issues such as fatigue and headaches. Here, we’ll look at what Acid Reflux is, and the common…
sports hernia

Do I have a sports hernia or a regular hernia?

If you suspect you may have a hernia, it’s important to determine the type before you can seek treatment. If you play a lot of sport, it’s possible you could be suffering from a sports hernia, rather than a regular hernia. So, what’s the…
bowel problems

Does alcohol make bowel problems worse?

When you’re living with a bowel problem, you need to pay extra attention to what you eat and drink. One question people often have is whether you can drink alcohol when you have bowel problems. Here, we’ll look at the effects alcohol…
bowel cancer in young people

New testing for Bowel Cancer in young people

While bowel cancer cases have fallen dramatically in older patients, there is an increase in cases among younger people. According to Bowel Cancer UK, over 2,500 people diagnosed with the condition each year are under 50 years old. Like any…
Colorectal disease

Colorectal disease – The importance of early detection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines on the detection of Colorectal cancer. Currently, unlike the UK, the age patients start colorectal cancer screening is 50 in the States. However, the new guidelines advise lowering…
gallbladder pain

What does gallbladder pain really feel like?

If you are experiencing pain within your abdomen, there is a chance it could be linked to a gallbladder issue. The most common cause of gallbladder pain is gallstones, though it can also point to several other underlying issues. Pain is a…
Recovery from Hernia Surgery

Could prehabilitation aid recovery from hernia surgery?

After a hernia surgery, rehabilitation is key to your recovery. However, did you know there are things you can do before the procedure to reduce the risks? Prehabilitation can help to prepare the body for surgery, aiding in overall recovery.…
Hernias after pregnancy

Are Hernias After Pregnancy Common?

Hernias are a common, painful lumps which can develop at any age. However, they do tend to be most common in older adults and pregnant women. Developing a hernia during or after pregnancy isn’t that common, but it can happen. So, what exactly…
Anaesthetic for Inguinal Hernia Repair

Is local anaesthetic better for inguinal hernia repair?

If you are scheduled to undergo an inguinal hernia repair, you may be wondering if it is better to use local or general anaesthetic. Both have pros and cons, but ultimately Mr Woodward will determine which is right for you. Here, we will…
peptic ulcer disease

Is there a link between depression and Peptic Ulcer Disease?

A new study carried out by the University of Queensland has revealed an interesting link between depression and gut health. Specifically, they found those suffering with depression had an increased risk of Peptic Ulcer Disease. While stress…
swollen scrotum

Can a hernia cause a swollen scrotum?

A swollen scrotum can be alarming, but most of the time it is a harmless, treatable problem. You may notice swelling of the entire scrotum, or small lumps on one side. Some patients find it painful, while others do not experience any pain at…
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