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A 50-year-old male asked:

can sitting upright in office chair for hours aggrevate inguinal hernia? it seems to be happening to me. i have inguinal hernia on both sides.

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Inguinal hernia: This type of hernia is more common in men. Standing lifting straining and even sitting upright may aggravate it. If u feel pain in the area, have a bulge which does not reduce with laying down or mild pressure or other discomfort exists then seek medical attention. The only treatment which has long term effectiveness is surgical correction of the hernia. Good luck!
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Hernia are congenital. Need to have them surgically repaired. Heavy lifting may accelerate incarceration but does not cause hernias
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: it could. Inguinal hernia will require surgery at some time. Feeling symptoms with minimal intra-bdominal pressure may be an indication for surgical evaluation
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Hernia with symptoms: need to be repaired ( surfer ) as soon as possible to prevent complications , is a simple low risk out patient procedure see your doctor for surgical referral ,.
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
No but: Sitting will not make your inguinal hernias worse but you have hernias on both sides. If I were you I would get them repaired.I just answered another question about a 50yr old male from Saudi Arabia.It is possibly you.

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How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Physical Exam: Inguinal or groin hernias are most commonly diagnosed on physical exam. If there is any doubt on the part of your physician then you should be referred to a general surgeon. A ct scan will also show the presence of the hernia, but this is usually not needed.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

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General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: I'm not sure what a regular hernia is. An inguinal hernia is a groin hernia. It is the most common hernia in both sexes. Other common hernias are umbilical hernias and incisional or ventral hernias.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to tell if i'm at risk of getting an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
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No: All people are at risk for inguinal hernias. It is a consequence of a four legged animal body design coming to walk upright. There are risk factors, but even sedentary people can develop them. If you are concerned, you should see your doctor and be examined.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes agreed.That is the reason to advice hernia repair before it get strangulates
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Progressive : Weakening of tissues in the inguinal canal.

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