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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
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
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
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
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?
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