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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

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

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


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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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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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Chronic back and leg pain for 4 years. Done many MRI - no hernia, cause unknown. I was told maybe it could be caused by anemia. Is that possible?

Chronic bk/leg pain: You're pretty young to have these. What is your level of activity? Very high or very low. What is your weight? If too high, your weight can be the cause for your back and leg pains. If your weight is normal, then the MRI should give you an idea regarding back disc herniation. You may consider seeing your primary care doctor regarding an ortho or neuro consult. ...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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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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