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Do I Have A Hernia If It Pops Out When I Strain
Sounds like a hernia: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity stretches out, creating a sac. Common locations include the groin, the navel, and the upper middle abdomen. Hernias tend to protrude with any activity that increases abdominal pressure including straining, coughing, lifting, etc. I suggest you see a primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have a hernia, but got diagnose with groin strain. There was no ultra sound done. Still in a fair amount of pain. What do you guys think?
Exam is best: Physical exam is usuay the best test for a hernia, unless tenderness and/or obesity limit the quality is the exam. An ultrasound can help, but not usually. Groin strain takes a while to get better, so probably correct. You can always return for a follow up visit if it persists. Another exam is not a terrible idea. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having pain, pressure and popping sound with large incional hernia. N/v unable to have bm. Is this normal it hasnt hurt before.?
Get to a doctor: It sounds like your intestines may have become stuck in the hernia and you have developed a blockage. I would go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible and be evaluated by a physician as hernia complications may require emergency surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popping: That's an unusual description. Is the popping under the skin? (it would be a sign of pneumothorax which is very serious). Is it only with deep breath? Are you short of breath? Coughing? More information is necessary. ...Read more
9wk baby has an umbilical hernia thats growing, its around 2cm in diameter when he isnt straining and turns blue when he cries. Will he need surgery?
Agree... possible: Your former answer says it all. Monitor the hernia and follow-up with your pediatrician regularly. One thing to remember is to check the hernia if your child becomes inconsolable. Though rare, the bowels can become "stuck" in the hernia. Again, this is rare but serious so remember to check the hernia if your child is inconsolable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having to strain when I go to the toilet after hernia. I'm worried I am going to damage the hernia, make it worse, or rip the stitches by straini?
Push it back: You have a defect in the fibromuscular wall of your abdominal cavity. Your intestine is pushing its way into the opening and you can push it back inside. Eventually you will need this fixed as there is a small risk of strangulation or twisting of the intestine doing this. Surgery will close the defect and prevent the protrusion. ...Read more
Possibly: Technically, any sort of straining which increases the pressure of the abdominal cavity can cause a hernia. The usual mechanism is lifting something heavy, but the mechanism you proposed is possible. Hernias occur more easily in males (because the leftover tunnel from development is larger), but they can happen to females too. If you think you may have a hernia, visit your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can years of straining from hard stools and a significant amount of time laying at a odd angle when in bed increase your risk for a hernia ?
Yes ... and No.: Straining increases the pressure on our muscles and tissues in the abdomen. Excessive straining can take a slightly weak spot and stretch it enough to create a hernia (opening in the abdominal wall muscles). Not everyone who strains gets hernias; and not everyone with hernias has been straining, as there are many causes of hernias. Laying at an odd angle is not a cause of hernias. Good luck! ...Read more
Hernia symptoms: They can include pain located in the groin or below the groin crease: bulging, pain , a lump , tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. Meet with your surgeon to get testing, examined and determine if its a true hernia ie a hole or a defect in the area or if its a musculoskeletal strain/tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Symptoms can be very similar for both a groin strain and hernia. Usually with a hernia a physician or patient can feel a bulge at the site of the hernia. With a groin strain, no bulge is felt. However small hernias can cause significant symptoms and they can be small enough to not feel a bulge very well. A good history of the pain and exam can help differentiate. ...Read more
I am 4 1/2 months post-op laparoscopic iguinal hernia. I randomly felt a strain, what symptoms would i feel if i did any damage?
My 6 week old has an umbilical hernia that gets bigger than his fist when he cries & strains. His Dr says its ok. How do I know if surgery is needed?
Usually not needed: Umbilical hernias usually do not require surgery - is correct. We usually wait till about 2 years of age & if not going away by then we do consider it mainly for cosmetic reasons and esp if large. If the hernia cannot be put back in ( reduced) or if baby cries incessantly and cries more if hernia is touched, or the skin over it becomes read and swollen - even turns colors , visit ER. ...Read more
3 hernias fixed 1/29 than muscle thickened n pulling pain by mesh So scar tissue cut out 6/25. I felt pulling pain again when straining on accident. What is causing the pain? Will it ever be ok?
Have Doc follow you: Surgery-related pain can be annoying and cumbersome to patients and dismayed to surgeons. Its resolution can be lengthy and unpredictable. As to what causes the pain, it's of no doubt that irritating the nerve endings in / near surgical sites by physical movement is the culprit. But in most of cases, body's self-healing/remolding will heal, but not always. So, see Doc timely & learn to cope with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A year ago i had femoral hernia repair recently i felt something bust or pop open now there is constant pain. What could the popping sensation be?
I have a pain in my lower left quadrant. Practically in my left side groin area. Is there a way to find out if it is a strain or a hernia? No bulge
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