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how do you if you have a hernia

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Examination: A bulge or swelling with discomfort in the groins or at the umbilicus. Have an examination with your doctor to tell if you have hernia.
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Pain and/or a lump: Usually you can feel a lump in the area that can be pushed in to the abdomen. It may also go away when you lay down. Sometimes they can cause pain or ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spon ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Hernia: Hernias can cause pain and more commonly when they are intermitently stuck or incarcerated in the defect. The will usually also cause some local bulgi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Location & Size: Your experience is not unusual--many hernias cause few if any symptoms, especially when small. Not all hernias require surgery--the decision to recom ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Many years: You can have a hernia for years. It will either stay the same or get worse. Worse refers to increase size and pain or discomfort. You should see a gen ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Wilson
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably: Unless you have a condition called diverticulitus, popcorn should not be any different than other foods assuming your hernia is stable.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can, there is no contraindication to that.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You cannot exercise or do anything yourself to make a hernia go away. Once a hernia forms, the only way to make it go away is hernia repair with surge ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodyear
46 years experience General Practice
Hernia and ED: There are many causes for ed. The presence of hernia alone is not usually the primary cause for ed. However pain associated with a hernia, especially ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Straining: Coughing, sneezing, straining to lift or exercise, or hard laughing may cause irritation or discomfort at a hernia defect. See a doctor for an examina ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
No and yes : it is really depends on what hernia you are talking about inguinal or hiatal hernia hernia sac in the groin area will not cause pain all the way to th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: If it doesn't cause pain. You should have a herniorraphy ASAP

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