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Question: para umbilical hernia

 Samuria - Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:13 pm

What is the differance between a para umbilical hernia and a normal one? My partner had the hernia done under local and sedation. It lasted 2.5 hours during this time she was screaming in pain as there was no anethertist she says it was ten times worse than having a baby.

Should this have been pain free with the correct anerthestic?

Why did it take so long? They left a drain in after the operation whats that for?

They said she had congestion of the sac what is that?
She is a 31 year old with no other operations weight 138kg
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:37 am

User avatar Hi Samuria,
Hernias may develop in several locations. Paraumbilical, describes the area above the umbilicus (navel/belly button). This should have been a relatively pain free procedure and if she experienced this type of pain then the anesthesia was ineffective and in my opinion,another form should have been used. Congestion of the sac may have meant excessive amounts of fluid/blood, and a drain would be placed to alleviate this problem.
Theresa Jones, RN


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