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How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

Variable: Most inguinal hernias in men will cause mild local aching pressure at times. If a hernia becomes large and incarcerated, this type of hernia can be very firm groin swelling and painful and need emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Ing. Hernias common: Indirect inguinal hernia repair is one of most common operations for pediatric surgeons & due to non closure of slip of peritoneum attached to & facilitating testicular descent. Are thus congenital and quite common into the 20s. Hernias in older men are due to weakness of abdominal wall musculature & are direct inguinal hernias. Indirect inguinal hernia could cause pain at penile base. ...Read more

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What can cause a inguinal hernia?

What can cause a inguinal hernia?

Increased Pressure: In belly. Holding your breath and lifting something heavy, increasing the pressure in your abdomen. Or a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Can a double inguinal hernia cause ed?

Psycologically: Inguinal hernias, in and of themselves, do not interfere with penile erection. Fretting about them or pain associated with sex can cause ed. You should see a surgeon about repair. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Can an inguinal hernia cause pain 24/7?

Inguinal hernia: Absolutely. If an inguinal hernia is incarcerated it can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and you feel a lump please see a physician as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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What is an inguinal hernia and causes it?

Abnormal protrusion: A hernia (anywhere) is a protrusion, or something sticking out where it's not supposed to. An inguinal hernia refers to contents from within the abdomen, usually bowel or some fat that protrude through a defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital, meaning you're born with it or acquired, something that you develop over time. These can get "stuck" and would then require an urgent operation. ...Read more

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I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

I am a woman did sex cause my inguinal hernia?

Hernia causes: The most common causes of hernia are exertion and hereditary reasons.
Hernias are less common in women than in men. I would be skeptical that intercourse would result in a hernia. ...Read more

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What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

What can cause an inguinal hernia to grow over a few years?

"Wear-and-tear": Anything that increases abdominal pressure has the potential to promote the growth of an existing hernia. Some examples include heavy lifting, obesity, chronic constipation, chronic cough (smoking), etc. While all inguinal hernias do not need to be repaired, those that cause pain or are enlarging should. ...Read more

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What would cause my Inguinal hernia to be bigger and more painful yesterday than it does today? I didn't do any lifting yesterday.

What would cause my Inguinal hernia to be bigger and more painful yesterday than it does today? I didn't do any lifting yesterday.

See answer: Being overweight, the anatomy and condition of your pre-existing hernia may simply get bigger over time, despite no heavy lifting (which of course still is NOT recommended).See you Doctor as the hernia needs to be evaluated, as the bigger they get, the more possible adverse events can occur such as strangulation, etc-which would be surgical emergency, ...so get the are evaluated and cared for now. ...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

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Can an inguinal hernia cause urinary issues?

Unusual: It can, but usually only if it is large, AND contains the bladder. Best to get a consultation from a surgeon interested in hernia repair - you can find one at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Does improper breathing while bodybuilding causes inguinal hernia?

Does improper breathing while bodybuilding causes inguinal hernia?

Not really: Don't lift huge amounts of weight with your glottis closed. That actually can trigger a hernia that would probably have happened anyway. I actually had my own right side turn acute and surprise me while I was doing leg-lifts. Exercising is worth it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more

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Can your inguinal hernia cause gassiness?

Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause blood in the semen?

Not likely: There should be no anatomical way that the hernia could cause bloody semen, although anything is possible. Bloody semen should be worked up by a urologist. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause testicular entrapment?

Sometimes: An inguinal hernia can be large and extend into the scrotum impinging on the testicle. On occasions it can also draw the testicle into the inguinal canal and cause discomfort and even pain. ...Read more

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What type of movements can cause an inguinal hernia?

Nonspecific: While there are no specific activities that cause a hernia, coughing seems to be more common than others. Most hernia patients do not note any causative event. Hernias are most likely a result of genetics for most people. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can having vericocelectomy through a inguinal approach cause a inguinal hernia? How long sshould I wait before lifting heavy weights.

No hernia: Varicocelectomy should not cause an inguinal hernia. I usually have my patients return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after hernia repair, but check with your surgeon to find out specifically for your case. Good luck, and I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What caused her inguinal hernia? She was gaving CS birth 4 months ago. And last month she have inguinal hernia. I want to know how to treat it.

How old are you?????: First the C section will cause a weakness in the muscle of the groin depends on how they did it a midline incision, or a low cut incision, and if they did cut any muscle or not.
the bottom line it is not unusual for a C section incision to create a groin or inguinal hernia. because of damage to the muscle from the surgery.
the only treatment for a hernia is surgery open or laparoscopic with screen ...Read more

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Is incarcerated indirect inguinal hernia can cause infertility?

Unlikely: Unless both sides?
Or discomfort that prevents intercourse? ...Read more

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What can be done if the mesh used in an inguinal hernia repair migrated. Could it cause any damage?

What can be done if the mesh used in an inguinal hernia repair migrated. Could it cause any damage?

Damage rare: The migrated mesh most of the time will find its own space stay dormant, how ever if it is on a major vein or artery creates pressure on them may erode and cause massive bleeding, may cause gut erosions and form abscess and fistulas. But rare, . ...Read more

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My 7wk baby had a car crash and developed a large inguinal hernia. Could accident have caused it? He had his check up 4d before with no sign.

My 7wk baby had a car crash and developed a large inguinal hernia. Could accident have caused it? He had his check up 4d before with no sign.

Accident: It is unlikely the 2 are associated. An inguinal hernia forms because of congenital weakness in the area of the inguinal ring of the abdominal wall. There are no details of the accident. All the best but I believe are separate. ...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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Can a inguinal hernia cause the stomach not to empty?

Not inguinal: It would be pretty unlikely for an inguinal, aka groin, hernia to cause problems with your stomach emptying. However, a hiatal hernia can cause problems with your stomach. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

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 an obstruction 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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Is it possible for inguinal hernia repair to cause fertility?

Doubtful: While anything is possible, and there have been a few reports of this, there have only been a few reported out of millions of repairs. I have had experience where there was a couple with difficulty conceiving, them they got pregnant after the hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia cause internal infection without causing normal external symptoms such as fever, etc?

No: An inguinal hernia is a small hole in the pelvic/abdominal musculature. Think of it as a human dry wall problem. It will cause no internal infections, or external for that matter. Mild discomfort, a bulge, some burning or pain would be the symptoms, generally. Good luck. ...Read more

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M58, could chewing 10 teaspoon fulls of flax seed cause intestinal obstruction at the site of hernia. (i am person with large inguinal hernia)?

M58, could chewing 10 teaspoon fulls of flax seed cause intestinal obstruction at the site of hernia. (i am person with large inguinal hernia)?

Flaxseed problems: Flaxseed has been reported as a contributing factor to bowel obstruction, particularly when taken in large amounts with inadequate water intake. Additionally, flaxseed can lower blood sugar, so regular glucose monitoring is essential. Flaxseed has many health benefits when taken in moderation in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia (note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Sometimes sharp (6 on scale of 10) pain at hip line radiating to below groin. Had lap. Inguinal hernia mesh repair 10 weeks ago. Cause for concern?

Watch, wait, & see..: I would just watch, wait, and see despite some 10 weeks after lap inguinal hernia repair as long as being tolerable and getting better slowly but surely day by day. How to? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Ask your surgeon timely. Best wish to recovery... ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia causes nausea when part of intestine gets trapped. It is painful emergency situation. I feel nausea off and on w/o emergency, why?

Inguinal hernia causes nausea when part of intestine gets trapped. It is painful emergency situation. I feel nausea off and on w/o emergency, why?

Hernia: When a piece of intestine gets trapped in a hernia it may swell and cause the blood supply to become decreased. This may cause the portion of bowel to become damaged or die resulting in a medical emergency. If the hernia becomes tender or painful go to the ER immediately. They may be able to manually reduce the hernia and restore the blood supply or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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