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what are the symptoms of a strangulating hernia?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Pain, tenderness: Nausea, vomiting, obstipation, distention, fever. But these are advanced symptoms when you life is in danger. You really should not wait for these symptoms to appear and have your hernia repaired. Consult a surgeon.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Pain: A strangulation occurs when intestine gets caught in the hernia and can't get back into the abdomen. This will cause the worst abdominal pain you could imagine, both over the hernia and generalized throughout the abdomen. May be nausea and vomiting and distention of the abdomen as well. This is an emergency and a surgeon should be consulted immediately.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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