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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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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

Is it normal to suffer from constipation with an abdominal hernia?

Incarcerated Hernia: Hernias can cause bowel obstructions if a loop of intestine is "incarcerated" (stuck) within the hernia. In its most extreme form, it is associated w/vomiting & bloating--this is a surgical emergency. While the constipation may be unrelated, we have to assume it is until proven otherwise--please seek out surgical evaluation as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation. Could they be related? What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation.  Could they be related?  What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the hernia is causing constipation. If there is a hernia, and there is a question, he should have an evaluation by a general surgeon. Many diets for constipation, but the first step is to make sure he is well hydrated - 8 glasses of water per day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I suspect i may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

I suspect i may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?

Abdomen Pain Hernia?: Usually a hernia presents with pain ; a bulge more in the inguinal/groin area rather than the lower abdominal although constipation diarrhea ;bloating may be present in large, obvious hernias, in the absence of a bulge consistent with a definite hernia, such symptoms are more consistent with a gastrointestinal problem. An evaluation by your physician or a gastroenterologist is in order to begin. ...Read more

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Could I have a hiatal hernia? I had my appendix out in april. Ever since, i've been dealing with constipation. Only going 1 time per week. Feels like something is stuck in the center of my abdomen between xiphoid process and umbilical area. There's a cons

Could I have a hiatal hernia? I had my appendix out in april. Ever since, i've been dealing with constipation. Only going 1 time per week. Feels like something is stuck in the center of my abdomen between xiphoid process and umbilical area. There's a cons

Abdominal pain: The type of pain you are describing is not very typical for a hiatal hernia. You may be having problems due to uncoordinated motility of your G.I. Tract. This however usually resolved within a couple of weeks at most. If the pain is near an area where there was an incision, there could be a hernia. You should follow up with your primary care doctor for a physical exam and potentially with the surgeon that did the appendectomy for an exam as well. ...Read more

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Slight pain in side and while conspition muscles movement aslo felt what is this abdominal hernia or appendix?

Slight pain in side and while conspition  muscles movement aslo felt what is this abdominal hernia or appendix?

Mostly not: pain while you are using a specific muscle to move your bowel is not unusual unless you see a bulge in the groin or around the umbilical area is not a hernia and the appendix pain is completely differeny ot will make you very sick with fever and it is well localized avoid constipation drink a lot of water avoid soda and pop and caffeine and energy drink drink water and natural juices eat prune ...Read more

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How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

How does an ingenuial hernia cause constipation?

Possible: Large inguinal hernias ( sliding I H ) may cause constipation as colon enters or becomes part of the wall , most of the common small hernias will not cause. If you have one get it repaired to prevent serious complications ...Read more

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For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more