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Complication of inguinal hernia?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 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.
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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
Bariatrics 21 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 43-year-old member asked:

What is an inguinal hernia?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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Groin hernia: You have an inguinal hernia when the content of your peritoneal cavity (fat, bowel, ovary, etc) pushes through the abdominal wall - specifically through your inguinal floor which is made up of different muscle layers.
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