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what is inguinal hernia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Groin hernia: An inguinal hernia is a groin hernia. They are common in males and can present as a discomfort or swelling in the groin region.
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Bulge in groin.: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity can protrude through and create a sac. This manifests it ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Wall weakness: Inguinal refers to "groin" so inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin. In adults, usually caused by weakness in abdominal/groin wall so that abdomina ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Inguinal Hernia: A reducible inguinal hernia means that with pressure, it reduces or returns back into the abdominal cavity. With standing, coughing, sneezing...it oft ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Yes surgery: protrusion of intestine or momentum( membrane covering intrtine) through a widented opening in abdominal wall is hernia. By pressing it and pushing i ... Read More
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually : An inquinal hernia is a weakness in the wall of the inquinal canal. If it is reducible and there is no entrapment then no surgery. However things can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience 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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Translation please: There is an outpouching of your abdominal contents ( the omentum ) through the abdominal wall in the right groin area.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Fix a Flat": An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining stretches out, creating a sac. In kids, all that's needed is removal o ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
C below: Indirect versus direct hernia refers to where it enters inside the abdomen. Outside ( what u c) is same. Pain after surgery can b scar tissue, nerve p ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience 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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