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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 boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because i want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?

My boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because i want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?

Yes: A hernia becomes a problem when it becomes incarcerated, in other words, something becomes trapped in the hernia and cannot squeeze out of the hernia sac. This is usually self evident with pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. As long as the contents of the hernia can be pushed back, i.e. Reduced, then it should not be a problem. Nevertheless, it would behoove him to see a general surgeon to fix. ...Read more

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I have suspected femoral hernias and am due to have keyhole groin exploration and repair . Will i be able to get a six pack still afterward?

I have suspected femoral hernias and am due to have keyhole groin exploration and repair .  Will i be able to get a six pack still afterward?

You will be fine: You will be fine , with in couple of wks you can resume progressively your exercise schedule , why six pack , you can get eight pack abdomen, if you don't you will be drinking six pack and will get pot belly ! ...Read more

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Whenever I workout my abs directly, I get a very weird feeling on the right side of my groin. Is it a hernia or a un stretched muscle?

Whenever I workout my abs directly, I get a very weird feeling on the right side of my groin. Is it a hernia or a un stretched muscle?

Either or: it could be the start of a hernia or it could be a simple muscle bruised groin muscle if you do not see a bulge put your hand on the area that hurt and cough if you felt air rushing through then it could be the start of a hernia either way start taking 600-800 mg of ibuprofen three times a day after or with meals for a week go easy on the exercise ,use heat pad on the groin see your doctor ...Read more

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Have this ache when I walk for abit I will get a groin ache and will have to limp. Feels fine when not walking on it been 3 weeks could be hernia?

Need a physical exam: with a doctor. Cannot tell here what may cause your groin discomfort. Could be a swollen lymph gland, a muscle strain or injury, or a hernia, etc. Needs a physical exam to tell. ...Read more

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Don't know if should get exploratory groin surgery or sports hernia. In a lot of pain tried everything had tons of nerve blocks & MRIs don't say much ?

Don't know if should get exploratory groin surgery or sports hernia. In a lot of pain tried everything had tons of nerve blocks & MRIs don't say much ?

NO: first speak to your doctor , may try physical therapy , etc You already tried nerve block , usually with in 6 - 8 wks the torn muscles will heal by fibrosis in the injured area if it is not happening due to ' lot of pain' surgical exploration of the area and repair of torn muscles is the option. ...Read more

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What is a hernia? And what causes them? I am 57 and over the course of a year, a lump appeared on my left groin area. Now its the size of a small burrito. Doesn't cause pain unless i try to have sex. Morning erections are not as regular, but still get the

A : A hernia is just a hole. When you get a hole or hernia in your abdominal wall musculature the abdominal contents or intestine can pass through this hole and get trapped. This is generally considered a surgical emergency and can be life threatening. Generally speaking all hernias should be looked at by a surgeon as soon as they appear. The smaller a hernia is, the easier it is to repair. ...Read more

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more