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Can Colonoscopy Detect 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lower Left Abdo Pain. 33 yr old m. Physically fit. Blood Tests OK, Ultrasound - no inguinal hernia, Colonsocopy found no diverticulitus, cancer etc.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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