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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically throu ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Yes. Get evaluated.: If the weakening of the abdominal wall allowing the hernia to bulge worsens, the hernia can get larger. The bulge is caused by small intestine that h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not directly: Hernias do not have a direct affect on erectile function. Indirectly, the pressure or discomfort or swelling of a hernia could have secondary side eff ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Surgical repair: Is definitive cure. Other modalities, such as truss or supporters, are temporizing fixes at best.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience in General Surgery
Straining : Raising the pressure in the abdomen with any activity (valsalva) can exert outward force on the hernia. This will increase protrusion and over time ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a p ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area cea ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience in Critical Care
Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdom ... Read More
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