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Doctor insights on: Groin Hernia (Inguinal Hernia)

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Groin hernia symptoms feel like what?

Groin hernia symptoms feel like what?

Bulge in the gron: Groin ( inguinal ) hernia presents as bulge, with pain or with out, progressively increases in size, no longer able to push it in, causing severe pain, ultimately leading to severe complications like obstruction and gangrene of bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a groin hernia?

What are the symptoms of a groin hernia?

Swelling and pain: In general, lopsided groin swelling and pain with activity (especially lifting, staining, and coughing) are highly suggestive of a hernia. You can have it on both sides too. If your bowel is caught within the hernia, additional symptoms may include nausea, bloating or problem with bm. If in doubt, please check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

With a Hiatal hernia, take care to chew your food and never swallow food in a hurry. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider getting your hernia surgically repaired
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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I'm starting to think I have a groin hernia. What should I do?

Depends: Groin hernias are very common. Usually a lump in the groin the is larger when standing or coughing. If you're not sure and want to find out, see your primary care. If you're sure, and want an opinion regarding repair, see a general surgeon for a consultation. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

With a Hiatal hernia, Indulge in foods that are easy to digest. ...See more

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How long before i can fly after groin hernia?

Ask your surgeon: Usually want to heal & see your surgeon to determine the degree of healing after surgery first, before doing long distance traveling. May want to wait for a few weeks. But best determination is from your own personal surgeon. ...Read more

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What do I do if my groin hernia keeps popping out?

What do I do if my groin hernia keeps popping out?

Push it back: You have a defect in the fibromuscular wall of your abdominal cavity. Your intestine is pushing its way into the opening and you can push it back inside. Eventually you will need this fixed as there is a small risk of strangulation or twisting of the intestine doing this. Surgery will close the defect and prevent the protrusion. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

Location? Get it fixed! if inguinal and no significant risk factors. Only gets worse with time. ...See more

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Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Yes: Sometimes small hernias can be present with a visible bulge. Obesity can also hide a bulge. Ultrasound or ct scan, and even operation are sometimes necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

Don't ignore it and do get it fixed. ...See more

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When is the best age to do an operation on a baby with a groin hernia?

When is the best age to do an operation on a baby with a groin hernia?

No lower age limit: Groin hernia in a baby has a potential complication of incarceration , surgery is advised as soon as it is detected. Talk to your pediatrician for referral to a ped. Surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

Do not lift heavy weights if you have a hernia. ...See more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Groin hernia (inguinal hernia) (Tip)

Citrus foods are harmful for hernia patients, while fruits like bananas, avocados and berries are safer. ...See more

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How can I treat a groin hernia?

How can I treat a groin hernia?

Surgical Repair: Groin(inguinal)hernias are easily repaired via out-patient surgery. They may be repaired via a traditional "open" approach or via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. The optimal approach varies based on patient factors and surgeon preference.I favor the laparoscopic approach due to less pain/faster recovery, especially for double- or recurrent hernias.Like all operations, experience matters! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Inguinal Hernia Surgery (Definition)

Inguinal or groin hernias are very common. They can be repaired with an incision over the groin, or with laparoscopic syrgery. The surgery is performed with some form of anesthesia. Mesh is a soft woven material often used in hernia surgery to help prevent the hernia from returning in the future. Usually it is an outpatient procedure with a 4-6 recovery before doing ...Read more