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Signs of a hernia

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Pain & swelling: Discomfort with swelling or bulge at the umbilical region. May not be able to see a hernia bulge if it is small. See a doctor for an examination.
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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an u ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
See below : Most commonly there will be a visible or palpable lump in the area. This is the hallmark of an umbilical hernia. They may or may not be associated wit ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Severe pain: Strangulated hernia means that whatever is caught in the hernia has lost its blood supply and has died. This causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Hernia is a rupture: Assuming you are talking about external abdominal hernias (not herniated disc or internal abdominal hernias), and you care concerned about incarcerati ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
They do recurs : You you insurance allow you , see the surgeon , for evaluation , if referral is needed you have to see your pcp.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: Your symptoms sound nonspecific. Generally speaking, only large hiatal (also called paraesophageal) hernias cause symptoms that may include difficulty ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Not really : While it could be a symptom of GERD, other conditions exist that would present in similar fashion. Emperic trials of acid suppressant -few weeks and c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Yes, ...: Fact: Every condition always displays on its pattern of full spectrum from nothing detectable at its beginning to its full-blown picture at the end. W ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Pain & swelling: Discomfort at a swelling or bulge, most often in the groin or umbilical region. May not be able to see a hernia bulge if it is small. See a doctor for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need sp ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Bulge,discomfort: An uncomfortable bulge or swelling is the most common finding, worse with coughing or straining, most commonly located hernias are in the groins or ar ... Read More

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