A member asked:
symptoms of hernia?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Ivan Colon answered
26 years experience Urology
Depends: Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to severe pain, or just present as a bulge (especially at the groin). Some may get strangulated causing decrease in blood flow to that organ (usually bowel) and severe pain, nausea, vomiting, redness around skin may ensue. Nearly all hernias have this potential.Symptoms may also depend on the location of the hernia.
Answered on Nov 20, 2020
Dr. George T Tsai answered
26 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Hernias can be found in many different locations. Particular symptoms are usually site specific. For the common umbilical or groin hernias, you can usually see a visible bulge. Focal pain is common. Secondary GI symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or abdominal swelling are worrisome signs and require prompt medical attention.
Answered on Jan 25, 2020
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain or discomfort: A hernia is a hole inthe abdominal wall through which abdominal structures such as fat or intestine may protrude and cause a lump. Small hernias may not have a lump. Any size hernia may or may not have pain.
Answered on May 1, 2018
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Varies: symptoms can go from nothing to pain, numbness, nausea, vomiting. it depends on what organ(s) are protruding through the hernia defect. just because a hernia is asymptomatic is no reason to not get it evaluated and treated.
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
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