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Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If the hernia becomes incarcerate the loop of bowel is trapped in the hernia and may be twisted as is its blood supply. This usually requires emergent ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intes ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Bowel obstruction: Most definitely. Hernias are the second most common cause for a small bowel obstruction. Inguinal hernias often allow loops of small bowel to slip in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hernia: when a piece of intestine gets trapped in a hernia it may swell and cause the blood supply to become decreased. This may cause the portion of bowel t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes If it gets: incarcerated ( get stuck and unable to push back in ) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired .
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Contact surgeon: You should contact the surgeon who treated you. You should not have pain at the site at 6 months after surgery. Wish you good health!
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Dr. James Lin
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It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at times become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: Even a small inguinal hernia can involve the colon, and thus lead to problems with bowel moments.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Recurrent Hernia?: One thing i would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Groin pain post surg: High level of preoperative pain indicated an increased risk of long-term pain, Suggesting that hernia disease was already complicated prior to surg ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Ventral hernia: is possible at the site of previous inguinal hernia, because the abdominal muscles are somewhat weakened after the original surgery. it may also be an ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, risky!: You need an exam if a week on laxatives has not helped. More can be bad for you! Drink lots of water, eat fruits/veggies, try probiotics (sauerkraut, ... Read More
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