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Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Possibly: A femoral hernia could compress on the femoral vein and cause some swelling of the same leg. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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My husband has these bumps on his legs and one dr said they was hernias but they cause some pain what should be done or what could be done?

My husband has these bumps on his legs and one dr said they was hernias but they cause some pain what should be done or what could be done?

Uncertain: Hernias occur in the groin area, not the legs. He should see a general surgeon for hernia repair, if that is what he has. Alternatively, lumps on the legs could be lipomas instead. A surgeon could give their opinion on best treatment if hernia or lipoma. ...Read more

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Can pain in knee buttock and in leg be caused by a hernia?

Can pain in knee buttock and in leg be caused by a hernia?

Unlikely: There are types of hernias that can cause buttock pain, such as a rare obturator hernia. It's more likely due to a primary musculoskeletal problem with the leg and/or spine. ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia cause posterior leg pain?

No: The nerves that would need to be impinged exit the spine and traverse the rear of the pelvis, direct and indirect inguinal hernias are anterior to these structures. Other side of the highway, different exit. I encourage you to get a physical exam if you have pain to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

No: Conservative treatment is recommended first, may include pt/anti inflam med/posture & ergonomics. Other options may include medications that target the nerve, ie, gabpentin/lyrica. Epidural steroid injections can be helpful as well esp. For the leg pain. Surgery may be an option if all else fails, and in urgent situations such as progressive leg weakness and/or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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What could cause my leg to go cold while having hernia, and left scrotal pain as well as shocking burning pain in the perineal area?

What could cause my leg to go cold while having hernia, and left scrotal pain as well as shocking burning pain in the perineal area?

Hernia: Have you been diagnosed with a hernia? Is it a groin (inguinal) hernia? Groin hernias can cause nerve burning sensory discomfort in the groin or testicle or upper thigh regions. A hernia would not cause a leg to go cold. ...Read more

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What r symps of pulled calf muscle? Can it cause painful twitches? Normal? Other symp bump along lateral side of lower leg when I stand, like hernia

Strain: A strained muscle causes soreness and pain on use and takes a week or so to heal. Occasionally bumps in the lateral calf area are due to small herniations of fat tissue through the muscle. Varicose veins are another possibility. A physician would have to examine you to be sure. Muscle twitches are not commonly due to sprains and can occur spontaneously. Muscle cramps are commonly due to tight musc ...Read more

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Doctor said bilateral peripheral edema is caused by my obesity? Should I get another opinion? Recently had umbilical hernia surgery haven't been active.

Doctor said bilateral peripheral edema is caused by my obesity? Should I get another opinion? Recently had umbilical hernia surgery haven't been active.

Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help. ...Read more

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I have a possible hernia in low right groin. See surgeon mon. Can a hernia cause muscles down inside of right up leg to cramp? Starting to feel sore

I have a possible hernia in low right groin. See surgeon mon. Can a hernia cause muscles down inside of right up leg to cramp? Starting to feel sore

Hernia: If you do have a groin (inguinal) hernia, you can get discomfort at the site. Sometimes the hernia can irritate a skin nerve causing pain to go down the inside of the upper leg, or sometimes into the testicle on the same side as the hernia. ...Read more

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Groin pain since oct 2013. Doctors did CT scan & blood test and said I was normal/no hernia. Nerve pain/shocks in my legs still since feb 2014. Cause?

Groin pain since oct 2013. Doctors did CT scan & blood test and said I was normal/no hernia. Nerve pain/shocks in my legs still since feb 2014. Cause?

Hip a possibility: First, its very difficult to tell without a physical examination and review of your imaging. Arthritis in your hips can often present as groin pain. Hip arthritis would be exacerbated by certain exercise as well. Compression of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve can also cause nerve pain/shocks. Its not very common though to be bilateral. ...Read more

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Apart from hernia what can cause major pain in the groun and sometimes down the thigh?

Inguinal strain, or: The so-called "sports hernia", or less likely, from adenopathy, aneurism of the femoral artery, orthopedic conditions of the hip joint, arthritis, trauma... Hernia is the most common and may be symptomatic even when too small to feel on exam. Suggest an evaluation by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can degenerative disc cause pain in the groin down to the thigh. How can it be treated. Did Ct scan no hernia?

Several things: Can cause that pain. Yes, degenerative disc disease if it's significant. In your age, I'd consider being seen by a pain management doctor. The pain could be from your sacroiliac ligaments or joint, and also a trigger point pain in your upper groin. Disc injury can also give that type of pain. Push and poke on and mark with a pen the specific areas you feel the pain origins and see a pain doctor ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the groin down to the thigh on both sides. Did ct scan no hernia. Which specialist should I go to?

Urologist: See urologist if any relation to sexually transmitted disease or testical pain or any bulge in groin, could be hernia. if strain of inner thigh muscles from exersize or lifting see physical therapist. be sure you prostate is normal[ see urologist], if pain in lumbar area too could be slipped disc get mri of lumbar area. ...Read more

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What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15

What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15

Not due to surgery: Swelling of foot and ankle is not a complication of Hernia Surgery.I suggest you have your Doctor check it.
It may be due to edema caused by the Iv Fluids if given during the surgery. If it is painful then it may be some kind of trauma. But the surgery will not cause the swelling ...Read more

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I have a hernia that will not stay inits very painful. Uh that side leg the back to size of a hard boiled egg and sometimes it makes me sick to my. S?

I have a hernia that will not stay inits very painful. Uh that side leg the back to size of a hard boiled egg and sometimes it makes me sick to my. S?

See a surgeon: Painful hernias that become firm & hard and associated wiith nausea or vomiting may indicate that your hernia becomes trapped or incarcerated at times. You need to see a surgeon. You need to have surgical repair of the hernia. ...Read more

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Post op surgery august 3 last year develop a hernia on my lower right leg do u recommend surgery again?

Recurrent hernia: Recurrent inguinal (groin) hernias can occur. Was the prior surgery open or laparoscopic? Used mesh at the prior surgery? Generally hernias will slowly enlarge over time and will need to be repaired. Better to repair before painful consequences occur. May be able to perform laparoscopic surgery if the first operation was open. See your surgeon again for an evaluation of your options. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hernia from partial sigmoid colectomy & pulling pain to my rectum& pain in rt side that goes into back & down my leg?

Hernia is possible: If there was an open incision, there is about a 15-20% have if getting a hernia, unless the "short stitch" technique was used, then the risk drops to 5-8%. A variety o aches and pains are normal after major abdominal surgery. Best to see your surgeon for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hello, I have a hernia (l5).I usually feel pain in my left leg. But lately im feeling some small pinches in my right leg. Is it also hernia?

Hello, I have a hernia (l5).I usually feel pain in my left leg. But lately im feeling some small pinches in my right leg. Is it also hernia?

Needs: A physical examination with a doctor to be able to tell if you have groin (inguinal) hernias causing your symptoms. I cannot tell here on the computer or internet. ...Read more

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10 weeks hernia repair. Postop. Edema, much biger now, like sack with liquid. How can you tell if is a edema or hydrocell, is going to cure or surgery?

10 weeks hernia repair. Postop. Edema, much biger now, like sack with liquid. How can you tell if is a edema or hydrocell, is going to cure or surgery?

Need to be examined: Local wound edema should resolve in couple of weeks and your swelling of the scrotum is increasing hydrocele is fluid build up in the scrotum any way this is something that needs to be checked by your surgeon soon good luck. ...Read more

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Could hernia occure in leg (upper inner thigh)?

Yes: A femoral hernia can present, more frequently get incarcerated, see your doctor, to make sure ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's natural to feel tingly in your leg after a hernia open repair surgrey?

Can you please tell me if it's natural to feel tingly in your leg after a hernia open repair surgrey?

Maybe: There are many skin nerves that allow for skin sensation. After hernia surgery, these nerves can temporarily become numb with numb or tingling skin sensation in the skin of the groin below the skin scar, and also in the skin of the upper inner thigh. Usually resolves over several days or a few weeks. ...Read more

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I had a hernia repair but now the pain and lump are back and my leg is painful?

Go back to your: Surgeon, for follow up, to see the hernia did not come back (recurrence), also the leg for any evidence of phlebitis ...Read more

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I think I may have inguinal hernias. There are two bumps on the inside of my thighs, one on each leg. Is this anything to worry about?

Doubt hernia: Usually a hernia bulge appears in the lower abdomen just above the crease that separates the abdomen from the thigh. These may be lymph nodes based on your description. Either way if they persist or are associated with any tenderness see your doctor. Physical exam should be able to determine. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more