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can a hernia affect a bowel movement?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Large abdominal wall hernias can lead to bowel dysfunction, as the abdominal wall plays a role during bowel moments. Additionally, hernias can result in entrapi g the bowel and leading to partial or even complete obstructions..

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can bowel movement be affected by a hernia?

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Hernia: This can be the case if the hernia sac contains either small or large intestine more likely the large intestine.

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