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does it necessarily mean if i have a lump by my pelvis from a severe fall that is pain free that it's considered a hernia ?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Blockage of stomach: Pyloric stenosis is the thickening of the pyloric muscle at the outlet of the stomach. This in essence closes the stomach outlet, resulting in vomiting, sometimes projectile. Surgery to correct this condition, opens the muscle and allows the stomach to empty and normal digestion to follow.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: The classic findings of a hernia are a bulge or lump that protrudes with exertion and can be "reduced" with pressure or when laying down. A hernia is best diagnosed by physical examination done by a general surgeon. While hernias often are not painful, the fact tht you have a non tender lump is not diagnostic of a hernia.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall, through which intra-abdominal tructures such as fat or intestines can protrude. This is seen and/or felt as a lump under the skin. A hernia may or may not be painful.

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