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Can A Hernia Cause Constipation
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx?
How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?
Hernia not the cause: Hernias don't cause constipation. If you have a hernia, and it's causing pain with bowel movements due to a large size, you should have it looked at soon by a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. https://americanherniasociety.org/ Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is 3mon post csection.i have severe constipation.does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open.what should I avoid?
Very Little: Three months is the standard time for complete healing of most abdominal wall incisions (time to reach >90% of preoperative strength). Infection and re-operation through the same incision affect the healing time adversely, Diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and obesity also impair the normal wound healing process. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Can you get Inguinal hernia from severe constipation and straining ?If so can this type of hernia cause a need for frequent urination ?
Inguinal hernia: Anything which causes increased abdominal pressure probably can force the intestine through a weakened inguinal canal and cause a hernia. Older age, male sex, caucasian race, chronic cough, chronic constipation, abdominal wall injury, smoking and family history are all risk factors for hernia development. There is no association of a hernia with urination. ...Read more
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