my son has a hernia in his right ball sack and has to have surgery... they say its common.

Alison - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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has anyone else gone through this at all? what all do they have to do?

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Angie - posted on 02/14/2011

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I am so glad I found this post. My son is 19 months old and has to have the same surgery. The doctor told me also that he has to have it done because its a hernia and he also told me the intestines could fall through and it could kill him if it happened. Can anyone tell me please how the surgerys went and how long did it take to do the surgery and how long did it take to heal. Please any info would be helpful

Alison - posted on 12/10/2009

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Quoting Emily:

my son had something like that after he was born. i took him to a pediatric surgeon at a childrens hospital and they looked at it and said it was just fluid. cuz before the baby is born theyre balls are in theyre stomachs then drop down to where they are supposed to be when they come out, so the tube that they come down through is supposed to close off and if it doesnt the sack fills up with fluid. my son would have to have surgery if it was back to normal size by his first bday. it is gone and no surgery needed. so if that info helps just in case yours isnt a hernia. cuz his pediatrician thought it was too. hope i could help in anyway



thats exactly what it is but they told me it was a form of a hernia and also they told me that his entestines could fall through that tube... i hate drs where i live and dont believe what they say or anything... i am going out of town on the 29th of  december to see if he needs the surgery or anything

Emily - posted on 12/07/2009

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my son had something like that after he was born. i took him to a pediatric surgeon at a childrens hospital and they looked at it and said it was just fluid. cuz before the baby is born theyre balls are in theyre stomachs then drop down to where they are supposed to be when they come out, so the tube that they come down through is supposed to close off and if it doesnt the sack fills up with fluid. my son would have to have surgery if it was back to normal size by his first bday. it is gone and no surgery needed. so if that info helps just in case yours isnt a hernia. cuz his pediatrician thought it was too. hope i could help in anyway

Heidi - posted on 12/06/2009

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My step daugher had it a few years ago. Yes it is very common no issue with the surgery. If you have concerns talk to the dr. they do it everyday you don't sometimes they may forget that you are new to allowing your child go through this

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