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Hernia Surgeries Anyone?


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#1 cymrudenver

 
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:47 PM

I'm wondering if my frequent, recurring hernias could be related to the celiac disease. Anyone else with a history of hernias?
Here's my hernia history

2001 Incisional hernia - repaired with mesh
2003 Incision hernia (different location) - repaired with mesh
2006 Umbilical hernia - repaired during surgery to remove gallbladder
2006 During laproscopic surgery for gallbladder removal two other hernias found, not repaired as they were not consented for and I was 9 weeks pregnant
May 2008 Complete abdominal wall reconstruction with mesh for four hernias.

I am 36 yrs old and not overweight, nor do I have any family history of hernias.

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Celiac Dx 6/16/08 with blood work done for chronic anemia.
Endoscopy & biopsy 6/25/08 - complete villious atrophy.
Vitamin D deficency - 50,000iu Vit D weekly started 8/4/08.
Iron Deficency Anemia - IV Iron infusions weekly started 8/7/08.
Osteopenia of spine 8/12/08 calcium supplements commenced.

DD aged 11yrs Celiac Dx 7/8/08, symptom free except for being short for age.

DS aged 4yrs Allergic to corn & oats but bloods & biopsies negative for Celiac 2/2007, GERD 5/2005, Cardiac surgery for retro-esophageal right sub-clavian artery 5/5/2005.

DD aged 2 yrs Bloods negative for Celiac.

Gluten Free life started 7/15/08

My Mum tested positive for celiac disease 7/25/08
My maternal great-grandfather died from "his stomach wearing away" he was a baker.

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#2 Di_gfree

 
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:57 PM

Yes, I have hernias. Have never had surgery on them, though. About 15 years ago, I developed a hernia in my groin area. It bothers me when I've done heavy lifting, or when I'm tired (which is alot of the time). I also have a hiatal hernia.

Now that you mention it, I'd have to attribute my hernias to weak muscle tone probably due to my known auto-immunes diseases, Hashimoto's and Celiac. I'm not overweight, either - actually, I'm underweight. Plus I have cellulite, and I'm less than 100 lbs. Go figure. This autoimmune stuff is depressing. You sure have alot of mesh - metal (?) or some other material mesh inside your body? Is it noticeable, or bothersome?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

No the mesh does not bother me at all, it goes from below my ribs to my pubic bone and from one side all the way over to the other side. The mesh is from a gortex fabric type material.
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Celiac Dx 6/16/08 with blood work done for chronic anemia.
Endoscopy & biopsy 6/25/08 - complete villious atrophy.
Vitamin D deficency - 50,000iu Vit D weekly started 8/4/08.
Iron Deficency Anemia - IV Iron infusions weekly started 8/7/08.
Osteopenia of spine 8/12/08 calcium supplements commenced.

DD aged 11yrs Celiac Dx 7/8/08, symptom free except for being short for age.

DS aged 4yrs Allergic to corn & oats but bloods & biopsies negative for Celiac 2/2007, GERD 5/2005, Cardiac surgery for retro-esophageal right sub-clavian artery 5/5/2005.

DD aged 2 yrs Bloods negative for Celiac.

Gluten Free life started 7/15/08

My Mum tested positive for celiac disease 7/25/08
My maternal great-grandfather died from "his stomach wearing away" he was a baker.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

I had double-hernia surgery a few yrs ago.
One side was very bad - popping out the size of an entire golfball. That's a little scary :ph34r: Doc said he used the biggest piece of mesh he'd ever used.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:38 AM

I'm wondering if my frequent, recurring hernias could be related to the celiac disease. Anyone else with a history of hernias?
Here's my hernia history

2001 Incisional hernia - repaired with mesh
2003 Incision hernia (different location) - repaired with mesh
2006 Umbilical hernia - repaired during surgery to remove gallbladder
2006 During laproscopic surgery for gallbladder removal two other hernias found, not repaired as they were not consented for and I was 9 weeks pregnant
May 2008 Complete abdominal wall reconstruction with mesh for four hernias.

I am 36 yrs old and not overweight, nor do I have any family history of hernias.



Yes the hernias can definitely be related to celiacs. If you have undiagnosed celiacs and you are eating gluten your intestines become inflamed and distended. Add to that the nutritional deficiencies that can cause muscle weakness and our intestines are literally like a folded up balloon looking for any weakness to just pop out of. So it is definitely related. I have had really serious problems with hernias as well. They can't use mesh in me because my body overreacted to the mesh and I ended up with a nasty infection inside my abdomen. What a mess! But it sounds like your body is ok with the mesh so be thankful for that at least right?!
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

Very interesting! As you can see by my signature I have had 9 hernia repairs - and look where we meet. That has to say something.

Do you think one causes the other or vice versa??

This sure gives me some hope that I have finally found the answer to my problems.

-Kim
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9 inguinal hernia surgeries in 3 years (2004-2007)
Symptoms Pre-Dx: constant abdominal cramps, acid reflux, nausea, vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic constipation, fatigue, hyperhidrosis, migraines
July 7/08 - tTG 1 (+>4) - Diagnosed with IBS, given Rx, sent home to "relax"
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HLA-DQB1 Molecular Analysis, Allele 1 0202
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#7 cymrudenver

 
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

Very interesting! As you can see by my signature I have had 9 hernia repairs - and look where we meet. That has to say something.

Do you think one causes the other or vice versa??

This sure gives me some hope that I have finally found the answer to my problems.

-Kim


Personally I think the celiac disease came first. I've had a normal appendix removed plus a laparotomy while 30 weeks pregnant for unexplained abdo pain, I'm guessing with hindsight that this was a severe gluten type pain. My hernias did not come until 2 yrs later.
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Celiac Dx 6/16/08 with blood work done for chronic anemia.
Endoscopy & biopsy 6/25/08 - complete villious atrophy.
Vitamin D deficency - 50,000iu Vit D weekly started 8/4/08.
Iron Deficency Anemia - IV Iron infusions weekly started 8/7/08.
Osteopenia of spine 8/12/08 calcium supplements commenced.

DD aged 11yrs Celiac Dx 7/8/08, symptom free except for being short for age.

DS aged 4yrs Allergic to corn & oats but bloods & biopsies negative for Celiac 2/2007, GERD 5/2005, Cardiac surgery for retro-esophageal right sub-clavian artery 5/5/2005.

DD aged 2 yrs Bloods negative for Celiac.

Gluten Free life started 7/15/08

My Mum tested positive for celiac disease 7/25/08
My maternal great-grandfather died from "his stomach wearing away" he was a baker.




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