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Inguinal hernia size

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
The main indications: ... For hernia repair are to prevent possible incarceration (bowel getting stuck in hernia) and significant pain or discomfort that prevents you from ... Read More

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: These are all wonderful topics that you should discuss with your doctor and/or surgeon. They should be more than happy to discuss these topics with y... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on many factors including your weight, motivation for local anesthesia, and hernia details. Sounds like it will be difficult under local be... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Talk to MD: Some hernias can be repaired by an open technique using light sedation. If the surgeon believe that mesh is best then they will use a general anesthet... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
NO: One may feel like it's smaller while the swelling is resolving but otherwise you gots what you gots.
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Urology 22 years experience
No: These are not likely related.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Absolutely not: You may experience swelling in and around you penis an this may make it appear as if your penis is smaller than its usual size. But, suffice it to say... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
There is none: These are both fairly large hernias that will not go away without surgery.Since you have bilateral hernias you may benefit from a laparoscopic approa... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Trusses don't work. Have your surgeon move the date forward
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Ask Magilla Gorilla: I saw something like that today, only in a gorilla. No, just kidding. Ultrasound showed it to be what's called a "spermatocele,"a benign sack of fluid... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Sometimes: Swelling after hernia surgery commonly affects the cord structures to the testicle ; the testicle itself. Bruising can be seen too. I cannot tell if t... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Enjoy golf: The real danger would be something that would get trapped in the hernia. This is,unlikely in your situation. You,could tape it down if concerned until... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott DeVilleneuve
General Surgery 22 years experience
A : A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Primary care doc: A pea-size ball is very unlikely to be a hernia. A palpable lymph node would be more likely. That is the sort of thing that your primar care doctor c... Read More

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