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Can you get inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?if so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?

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Dr. Stuart Winkler answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Anything which causes increased abdominal pressure probably can force the intestine through a weakened inguinal canal and cause a hernia. Older age, male sex, caucasian race, chronic cough, chronic constipation, abdominal wall injury, smoking and family history are all risk factors for hernia development. There is no association of a hernia with urination.

Answered Apr 26, 2019



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