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Hernia (Definition)

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


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34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when I sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

34 year old male. I have dull ache in testicles worse when I sit. Have a pain in the lower abdomen and inside leg. 5 years ago had ingrunal hernia rep?

Maybe related: Tough to say if the two are related, but its possible. I think you would benefit from an evaluation by a hernia specialist, or a plastic surgeon with interest and expertise in peripheral nerve problems. You could check the americas hernia society or european hernia society website to help find a hernia specialist close to you. ...Read more

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Numbness periodically on left side of abdomen. Lower back pain and leg pain on left side. Period should have ended 4 days ago but am still spotting.?

Numbness periodically on left side of abdomen. Lower back pain and leg pain on left side. Period should have ended 4 days ago but am still spotting.?

Musculoskeletal: Early 20's female w. unilateral abdominal "numbness" & same-sided sciatica. Assuming single disorder, only pain referral pattern explanatory is pelvic girdle joint disorder. Vertebral spine neural impingements refer pain in sciatic & long-leg radiculopathy patterns. Sacroiliac joint disorders distinctively refer to ipsilateral abdomen/pelvis & groin. Osteopaths are skillful diagnosticians of this. ...Read more

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Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

Weakness of which specific muscles in lower abdomen usually cause a direct hernia?

IT IS: The transversalis fascia. In indirect hernia the cause is non closure of the processus vaginalis a tunnel through which the testicles descended to the scrotum. The direct hernia is medial, the indirect lateral to the epigastric blood vessels. Look it up in an anatomy atlas! ...Read more

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Can a small hernia in lower abdomen cause pain under sternum?

Can a small hernia in lower abdomen cause pain under sternum?

No, unless hernia: Incarcerates or strangulates its contents. You should see your doctor to look for other explanations for this pain. ...Read more

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Do hernias cause a hard, palpable lump in the lower abdomen, or a lot of pain after eating?

Do hernias cause a hard, palpable lump in the lower abdomen, or a lot of pain after eating?

Yes, these: Are symptoms of possible incarceration and intestinal obstruction. You need to get to a surgeon immediately, because you might need urgent or even emergency surgical repair of hernia. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain throughout entire lower abdomen and throughout all soft tissue within the pelvis and surrounding area?

Yes If it gets: Incarcerated (get stuck and unable to push back in) if you have one see your doctor and get it repaired. ...Read more

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Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Had a CT with results "small hernias with fat only nonconcerning". Is this the cause of my pain in lower abdomen/pelvis? Does hernia pain=strangulate

Yes it could be: Henias regardless of size can cause the pain you describe. Strangulation, however, needs further physical examination to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Pea sized lump in groin where upper leg meets abdomen and pelvis. Is this common? Does not hurt. Will watch but concerned. 25 female..

Lymph node: You are probably feeling an inguinal lymph node. If you just noticed this, and there are no others, watch it as you mentioned, but see your doctor if something changes (especially with your history). ...Read more

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Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Can I have a baby when I have a hernia in my lower abdomen?

Yes: But the hernia may interfere. You might consider having it looked at before you get pregnant. Some hernias are of no consequence, others should be fixed before you conceive. ...Read more

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I started to feel pain in my lower abdomen area that transfered to my testicles. Pain in abdomen stoped but in testicles didn't. No hernia I checked?

See a doctor: For a proper exam as you yourself would not likely be able to tell if you have a hernia. Pain can come from many things like muscle injury, hernia, sperm duct inflammation (epididymitis), etc. You cannot tell yourself without an exam by a doctor. ...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 wake up each day with pain in my lower abdomen; feels like I have to #2 and am gassy. Pressing on left side it hurts a bit. Hernia repair in past?

Diverticulosis: You might be facing a mild diverticulitis. Make sure you avoid food with nuts and seeds. Avoid red meat. Eat more fruits and fibers and hydrate yourself well. Exercise daily even by a simple walking. Keep your bowels soft. If keep happening see your doctors for further testing ...Read more

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My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

My abdomen has 2 protruding lumped on either side of a surgical scar, could this be a hernia in the lower abdomen?

Yes: What you are describing sounds like possible incisional hernias. This can usually be easily determined by a careful physical exam by a hernia surgeon. If in doubt, a ct of the abdomen may sometimes help. ...Read more

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I have a bulge the size of a football in my lower abdomen after my incisional hernia in december? I've had a ultra sound and it isn't another hernia

I have a bulge the size of a football in my lower abdomen after my incisional hernia in december? I've had a ultra sound and it isn't another hernia

Was mesh used?: If mesh was used for the repair, the bulge may be normal. It is important to rule out a recurrent hernia, and other reasons for masses like a hematoma if you just had the surgery. Best to follow-up with your general surgeon. A history and physical exam should help narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to strenthen my lower abdomen after a inguinal hernia surgical operation?

No food has been: Shown to strengthen lower abdominal tissues or to avoid hernia recurrence. ...Read more

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In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more

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I have a hernia and get a bulge in lower abdomen when I have to urinate and it goes away after urinating?

Hernia: Hernias need to be evaluated by a physician and if necessary a surgical repair may be indicated. Inguinal hernias are in the crease between the lower abdomen and the groin. ...Read more

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Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?

Kind of normal: It is kind of normal to have these feeling after a hernia repair.
Did you have the surgery as open procedure, or laparoscopic.?
Make sure that you follow your surgeon instructions.
Apply heat pad and take more ibuprofen than narcotic, and make sure that your bowels are soft and you are going every day.
If pain persisted or start associated with fever, and redness, make sure that you see surgeon. ...Read more

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Underwent laproscopic repair for inguinal hernia in march 2013. What reasons can there be for a small bulge in lower abdomen? Anything to worry about?

Underwent laproscopic repair for inguinal hernia in march 2013. What reasons can there be for a small bulge in lower abdomen? Anything to worry about?

Show to the surgeon: Call for follow up appointment, could be a small hernia at port site, need examination to determine what it is. ...Read more

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When I stand up I can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. I don't feel it laying down. Could a CT scan miss a small hernia?

When I stand up I can feel this long bump sticking out of my lower abdomen. I don't feel it laying down. Could a CT scan miss a small hernia?

Diastasis: This may not be a true hernia but instead may be a separation (diastasis) of the abdominal rectum muscle that is not apparent when you are supine. It becomes noticeable when you tense the abdominal wall muscles. This is not a serious condition. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis after examining you and a CT scan is unnecessary. ...Read more

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I had two hernia repairs with mesh two weeks ago. I am feeling a burning sensation and stabbing pain in my lower abdomen, fast heart beat, and sweatin?

Not normal: You may want to check your temperature. If temperature > 99.5 Fahrenheit you will need to go to ED or call your surgeon. Are your bowel movements regular? Is your pain over the site of incision? Is there redness/swelling or white purulent discharge from the incision? Is there nausea/vomiting associated with the stabbing pain? All of these symptoms are signs of infection and/or obstruction. ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more