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what are the classic signs of a hernia

A 38-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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Symptoms from a hernia can range from no symptoms up to an abdominal wall or groin swelling associated with discomfort or pain. Incarcerated hernias a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: A vast majority of hernias in children are isolated findings and are easily fixable. Having a hernia does not set affected child at risk to develop a ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Pain and nausea : Best to get the hernia repaired. Small hernias are the most dangerous.
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A 53-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 55-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Varicocele: Varicocele are engorgement of the spermatic vein/plexus in the scrotum. Large varicocele can often present visually as a fullness or "bag of worms" on ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes none: If it is an internal hemorrhoid, then early sign would be painless spotting of blood with a bmw. If it is an external hemorrhoid, then early sign may ... Read More
A 38-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 member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Many: Typical symptoms of a hiatal hernia include the sensation food is stuck in the chest, intermittent chest pain and/or pressure, and feeling full quickl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Phaeochromocytoma: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/basics/definition/con-20030435
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Pain, tenderness: Nausea, vomiting, obstipation, distention, fever. But these are advanced symptoms when you life is in danger. You really should not wait for these s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Impaired function: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
18 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal pain: Ruptured appendix can be life threatening. Abdominal pain & tenderness, esp. Right lower, nausea, poor appetite are other common symptoms. Fever could ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
31 years experience Urogynecology
Varied: A lot of the symptoms are related to the bladder....Frequency, recurrent uti, pressure, urgency, and incomplete emptying. Additionally, you might fee ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Bulge: The cardinal sign of a hernia is a bulge in the soft tissue, usually in the groin or around the belly button or along an incision. It may or may not ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Swelling and pain: In general, lopsided groin swelling and pain with activity (especially lifting, staining, and coughing) are highly suggestive of a hernia. You can ha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Disregard: Sociopaths show a pervasive pattern of disregard for the rights and feelings of others. They often lack empathy although they are usually very good a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Short of breath: It depends on the size and location. It can be anywhere from none to sensation of fullness or shortness of breath after eating, to reflux or heartbur ... Read More
A 52-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeb Teichman
37 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on location: Symptoms will depend on the location of the mass and it's size, . The most serious being an enlarging mass in the airway.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Lump, pain: A ventral hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall muscle that allows abdominal organs to protrude causing a lump or mass. If these organs are squeeze ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Miscarriage: Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, cramps, abdominal pain, fever, weakness & back pain.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping/bleeding: The most common signs of a miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen ... Read More

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