A 53-year-old female asked:
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what are the signs to watch for that the tissue caught in a 4 cm hernia should i watch for while working on the weight?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Pain and nausea : Best to get the hernia repaired. Small hernias are the most dangerous.
Answered on Jul 8, 2012
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
INCARCERATION(!)....: ...Is the term we use to describe something from within the abdominal cavity getting stuck in the hernia. If it happens to be intestine, the blood supply can be cut off, requiring emergency surgery--we call that a "strangulated" hernia. Signs of this include an abrupt increase in the hernia size, marked tenderness over the hernia, abdominal distention, vomiting, and constipation.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Pain.: Severe pain, that doesn't improve in a very short period of time is the initial warning sign. Nausea, and vomiting can ensue and are signs of worsening problems that demand emergent care.
Answered on Dec 6, 2012

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"Strangulated"Hernia: Great question, but difficult to answer. If your hernia is reducible (it can be "pushed back in"), the risk of "dead tissue" developing is not high, p ... Read More
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