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Does A Hernia Hurt
Inguinal hernia: Direct inguinal hernia is due to weakness or defect of abdominal wall muscles in the groin area - subject may always feel need to push it back. Not dangerous but uncomfortable. Indiect inuinal hernia is due an outpouching of the periteum (abdominal lining) alongside the testicular blood vessels and vas (sperm duct). These have a relative narrow neck, bowel can enter, get stuck and strangulate. Fix. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe: Hernias are very common, and groins hernias are the type that require an operation the most. They can present with pain and/or a lump in the groin. Best diagnosed with physical exam, but sometimes need imaging (ultrasound, ct scan), and rarely surgery. Surgery is the only treatment once the diagnosis is made. Your primary care provider should be able to help sorry this out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not necessarily: The two main reasons to recommend hernia repair are (1)if the symptoms are interfering w/one's quality of life or (2)if the size of the hernia is large enough to lead to bowel incarceration. It sounds like you've answered #1; i advise you to see a hernia surgeon to help answer #2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's possible: Very large hernias in the abdominal wall can cause back pain by not having enough support in the front. There is some complicated physics equations, but the abdominal wall in the front, does help support the back. Having said that, it is not always possible to predict whether or not hernia repair will help back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Some are repaired in utero, some are repaired after the age of 80. In general, for adults, it is based on size and symptoms. More symptoms and larger size, consider a consultation with a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in performing laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes it does.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quarter size lump in groin. Seeing a dr monday. It doesnt hurt or isnt painful. Cyst..hernia do both require surgey?
Inguinal Hernia: Inguinal, or groin hernias are very, very common (in men). If the hernia is small and not interfering with your daily activities, it is acceptable to take a "wait-and-see" approach. If not, hernia surgery is advised; this is an outpatient operation that can be performed "open" or via laparoscopy, typically with mesh. I recommend that you see a general surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe big deal: Congenital diaphragm hernia discovered in utero can range from a small hernia with no consequences, to a large hernia preventing lung development that is associated with a high risk of death at birth. Treatment obviously depends on the severity of the condition. You may want to see a pediatric surgeon for a consultation if the seriousness or plan is not clear to you. I hope everything turns out ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: Hernia is a defect/hole in the fascia. They can stay the same or get worse, which is why doctors recommend surgical repair. If they worsen, they can cause serious health problems. Take a friend with you to see your doc and get the hernia evaluated. An elective surgical repair is a good way to handle this problem. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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