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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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Can I have sex if I have groin hernia in my nut sack?

Can I have sex if I have groin hernia in my nut sack?

As tolerated : All activity, in general, with a hernia or after hernia repair should be done as tolerated by pain and discomfort. Large hernias may limit activities due to their shear size on occasion. Sounds like an evaluation by an experienced hernia surgeon could provide more information for your specific case. Check the americas hernia society website to find one. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Yes: But not right immediately after surgery. Please follow up with your surgeon and let him /her tell you when to resume normal activity. Early heavy activity may displace mesh or disrupt the repair. ...Read more

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Can you have sex if you have inguinal hernia?

Can you have sex if you have inguinal hernia?

Hernia: Yes but any strenuous activity can make your hernia larger or bulge out. Ultimately, you will likely need to have your hernia fixed. ...Read more

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Can I drink and have sex with an inguinal hernia?

Can I drink and have sex with an inguinal hernia?

Yes: By drinking i will answer as if this were a reference to alcohol, and that should not affect the hernia. Sexual activity shoul also not be affected, but if it does happen to cause pain or discomfort, ease up. See a general surgeon for an exam and more info regarding your case. ...Read more

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My partner had inguinal hernia 2yrs ago, we had a good sexlife til 1yr ago-he hides himself&wont have sex much or go hard-cld the hernia cause impotenc?

Not likely: If he was okay for year after hernia surgery, then that is not likely to be the cause of diminished sexual activity. How old is your partner? Does he have any other health issues? It would help to consult a doctor for an evaluation as there are many causes of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Masturabting & cuming hurts 8 days after inguinal hernia repair is it normal? when will pain go and when can i have intercourse again? Thank you.

Masturabting & cuming hurts 8 days after inguinal hernia repair is it normal? when will pain go and when can i have intercourse again? Thank you.

Yes it may be normal: It is not unusual to still have pain in the area of Inguinal Hernia Surgery.I will advice to wait another week before you masterbate or have sex.Talk to your surgeon at the Post Op visit.Did you have Leparoscopic Surgery or open inguinal hernia repair?Z ...Read more

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What period of time for intercourse after an inguinal hernia surgery?

No restriction: Anytime that you are comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for sexual intercourse after inguinal hernia surgery?

Few days: Wait until you feel comfortable, do not excessively strain in the first week. Ask your surgeon their preference. ...Read more

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How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

Post op hernia: Healing after open hernia surgery usually takes several weeks until the inflammation is resolved, and the area feels "ok." the muscles reach their full strength in months; however, most people can resume normal daily activities, including sexual activity, when they no longer have pain during the activity. ...Read more

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Can you have a groin hernia without pain? Can a dermatologist check for it?

Can you have a groin hernia without pain? Can a dermatologist check for it?

Yes-------no: Hernias are usually painless. They are treated by general surgeons, not dermatologists. ...Read more

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Is it likely bad to not have a groin hernia removed?

Inguinal hernia: Repair of an inguinal hernia does not always require surgical repair. Depending on the size of the bulge, the pain that it causes and potential for being incarcerated (bowel and fat trapped in the defect) or strangulated (bowel losing blood supply) recommendations for repair may vary. Other factors are patient age and state of health. Ie risk of anesthesia may out-weigh benefit of repair. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a groin hernia. What should I do?

Depends: Groin hernias are very common. Usually a lump in the groin the is larger when standing or coughing. If you're not sure and want to find out, see your primary care. If you're sure, and want an opinion regarding repair, see a general surgeon for a consultation. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I believe I have a groin hernia. Other than pain, what are some of the symptoms of a groin hernia?

I believe I have a groin hernia. Other than pain, what are some of the symptoms of a groin hernia?

No bulge, no hernia: The most consistent symptom of a groin hernia is the presence of a bulge. This may be constant but often enlarges with activity and may seem to go away after laying down. While hernias may cause pain, they usually cause subtle discomfort (also) worsened with activity. This pain may extend into the inner thigh due to nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Can a woman have a groin hernia, with no visible bulge?

Yes: Sometimes small hernias can be present with a visible bulge. Obesity can also hide a bulge. Ultrasound or ct scan, and even operation are sometimes necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I treat a groin hernia?

Surgical Repair: Groin(inguinal)hernias are easily repaired via out-patient surgery. They may be repaired via a traditional "open" approach or via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. The optimal approach varies based on patient factors and surgeon preference.I favor the laparoscopic approach due to less pain/faster recovery, especially for double- or recurrent hernias.Like all operations, experience matters! ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more