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A 36-year-old male asked:

what are the symptoms of inguinal hernia ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Bulge & Discomfort: The most consistent symptom of an inguinal (groin) hernia is the presence of a bulge. This may be constant but often enlarges with activity and may seem to go away after laying down. While hernias may cause pain, they usually cause subtle discomfort (also) worsened with activity. This pain may extend into the inner thigh due to nerve irritation.
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia symptoms: They can include located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
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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Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
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
General Surgery 35 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pain, vomiting: An incarcerated or strangulated hernia is often very painful, and there would be a painful hard lump at the hernia site that does not go back inside. Vomiting and sometimes low fever. Often unable to eat. It is usually a distinctive and significantly new change of marked painful swelling at the hernia, and can be a surgical emergency.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
You may have a very distended abdomen (belly) as well. If pain is severe, see a MD emergently
Mar 31, 2013
Egypt
A 32-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old female:

I need to know the symptoms of inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
You need to see: the doctor , initial stages only the physician can detect , later appear as a painless bulge that goes away by lying down , If untreated other complications will set in. Make sure to see your doctor

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