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A 26-year-old male asked:

I suspect i may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. i have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. are these symptoms of hernia?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Gastroenterologist: You should see a gastroenterologist, surgeon, or even your primary doctor. On occasion bowel can become entraped or strangled in the hernia. If you have symptoms of severe pain, discoloration at the site of the hernia, or develop blood in the stool, you should go to the er for evaluation. The symptoms of constipation/diarrhea/bloating that you describe are less likely due to a simple hernia.
Dr. James Goodyear
General Practice 46 years experience
Abdomen Pain Hernia?: Usually a hernia presents with pain ; a bulge more in the inguinal/groin area rather than the lower abdominal although constipation diarrhea ;bloating may be present in large, obvious hernias, in the absence of a bulge consistent with a definite hernia, such symptoms are more consistent with a gastrointestinal problem. An evaluation by your physician or a gastroenterologist is in order to begin.

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Last updated May 3, 2018

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