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So, from dr. Para's response, am i correct in assuming that the internal pressure from a colonoscopy could exacerbate an inguinal hernia?

So, from dr. Para's response, am  i correct in assuming that the internal pressure from a colonoscopy could exacerbate an inguinal hernia?

I suppose....: If there is a sliding-type inguinal hernia, with colon contained within the sac, perhaps incarcerated, a colonoscopy could cause some discomfort in that groin. Bottom line would be to get an examination by a general surgeon or your primary care physician and get the hernia fixed! ...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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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inguinal hernia ?

What are the symptoms of inguinal hernia ?

Hernia symptoms: They can include located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs. ...Read more

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Is inguinal hernia life threatening?

Is inguinal hernia life threatening?

Generally no: Rarely an inguinal hernia can become trapped or incarcerated, resulting in severe pain. The trapped hernia can contain intestine that can result in intestinal blockage and risk of injury to the trapped bowel requiring emergency surgery. This is generally a rare occurrence. See a doctor to examine the hernia. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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Could rough sex cause an inguinal hernia?

Could rough sex cause an inguinal hernia?

Essentially no: Most inguinal hernias at your age ; younger are indirect henias, are congental ; thus have been present since birth only have remained closed until abdominal strain forces some intestine or perioneal fat through hernial sac. Thus rough sex may have opened up a potential hernia that was always there. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more