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My 85 year old mother has a hernia the size of her fist in

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My 85 year old mother has a hernia the size of her fist in the lower right hand side of her abdomen. It seems to pop out for long periods of time & gets rather hot to the touch. Is it dangerous when the hernia does not go back in?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Customer:

Hi Dr Phil.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi there

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Mary

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Mary

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

this is VERY dangerous

Dr. Phil, MD :

bowel can get trapped, die and cause severe infection

Dr. Phil, MD :

she needs this fixed

Customer:

I have told her that if it did not go back in then she should go to the ER & have it seen to straight away. Her interpretation of her situation is that if it gets strangulated then she should go to the ER!! I am of the opinion that she should go now but she says I am being an alarmist !!

Dr. Phil, MD :

Well, if it gets strangled she could die

Dr. Phil, MD :

really she needs to see a primary doctor and then a surgeon and get it repaired in advance

Dr. Phil, MD :

prevention is key

Dr. Phil, MD :

once it is strangled it might be too late

Customer:

Mammy has been to see specialist & is on a waiting list in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Pre-op assessment has been done over a month ago & she is still waiting. She will not allow me to speak to her GP.

Dr. Phil, MD :

I see

Dr. Phil, MD :

well there is not much else you can do then

Customer:

I have never won an argument with her!! & at this stage of her life I probably never will. I am soft, like my Dad & Mammy is stubborn & never wrong!!

Dr. Phil, MD :

LOL

Dr. Phil, MD :

Tough old stubborn mammy!

Dr. Phil, MD :

I know a lot of those!

Dr. Phil, MD :

if she hasn't given in by now, she never will

Customer:

Thanks for your advice. I will let her know what you said.

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Or is that all Mary?

Customer:

No, that's it for now. Thank you Dr Phil.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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