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complication of inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications.
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 20 years experience
Pain, obstruction: it can cause pain, swelling, bulge in the area, if bowel are entrapped in it, it can cause bowel blockage or even rupture of bowels in some cases. If it is hurting it should be assessed sooner.

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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 38-year-old member asked:

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes agreed.That is the reason to advice hernia repair before it get strangulates
Mar 24, 2012
A 20-year-old male asked:

I have inguinal hernia, what is better: mesh or non-mesh? I want to avoid as much complications as possible.

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Dr. Keith Monson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Mesh: In this day and age, mesh is considered far superior to non-mesh repairs, and the primary reason is recurrence rates. The recurrence rates with mesh repair are much lower than without mesh.

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