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Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 38 years experience
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
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes If it gets: incarcerated ( get stuck and unable to push back in ) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired .
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: Even a small inguinal hernia can involve the colon, and thus lead to problems with bowel moments.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Recurrent Hernia?: One thing i would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 47 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 43 years experience
Unlikely: if you have a hernia without a bulge that mean the opening is too small you need to watch for pain wither in the groin or in the testicles if pain is ... Read More