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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can a hernia cause fever and diarrhea?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Not directly: If a hernia is incarcerated (not reducible) this can cause a bowel obstruction that may produce signs of fever and diarrhea. Usually this is associated with pain.
Dr. Russell Juno
General Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: If a hernia becomes trapped, the contents within it can start to die. This could lead to fever and diarrhea.
Last updated May 27, 2021
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