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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

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 inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

Can inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at times become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bowel obstruction, called incarcerated hernia, and requires emergent surgery. How to handle sickness correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in <a href="http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://formefirst ...Read more

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Can even a small inguinal hernia affect bowel movement?

Can even a small inguinal hernia affect bowel movement?

Possibly: Even a small inguinal hernia can involve the colon, and thus lead to problems with bowel moments. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in taking a more immediate laxative while I've been using miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the past six days? Inguinal hernia, need bowel movement.

Is there any danger in taking a more immediate laxative while I've been using miralax (polyethylene glycol) for the past six days? Inguinal hernia, need bowel movement.

Yes, risky!: You need an exam if a week on laxatives has not helped. More can be bad for you! Drink lots of water, eat fruits/veggies, try probiotics (sauerkraut, etc). But see a Dr - blockages can be dangerous and other complications can be more trouble than a visit. So, go! Go soon. Best! ...Read more

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My husband has had a groin hernia for a few years now and all of a sudden it disappeared and now he is having a hard time using the bathroom. Cause?

My husband has had a groin hernia for a few years now and all of a sudden it disappeared and now he is having a hard time using the bathroom. Cause?

Incarcerated?: The hernia could be "incarcerated" or trapped. If it becomes "strangulate, " he could require emergency surgery. He needs to have this checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Had groin hernia surgery 6 weeks ago. Started cardio again and noticed that my GERD is worse after exercise. Could the hernia surgery cause this?

Had groin hernia surgery 6 weeks ago. Started cardio again and noticed that my GERD is worse after exercise. Could the hernia surgery cause this?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Previous surgery unlikely cause. ...Read more

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Does inguinal (groin) hernia causes testicular vein dilation or pain & swelling in testicular veins?

Does inguinal (groin) hernia causes testicular vein dilation or pain & swelling in testicular veins?

It could.: A large enough inguinal hernia can certainly cause testicular pain and can can cause scrotal swelling. I imagine it might also compress or push on the pampiniform veins and exacerbate a clinical varicocele. This complex of symptoms certainly merits medical evaluation. ...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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How can I prevent groin hernia injuries?

How can I prevent groin hernia injuries?

Hernia?: If you mean how to prevent a groin hernia, you can't. Most groin hernias are congenital. They just get larger as you age. It is not something that you cause. ...Read more

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What do I do if my groin hernia keeps popping out?

What do I do if my groin hernia keeps popping out?

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

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I do have a in groin hernia and my testicle is in pain should I be worried?

I do have a in groin hernia and my testicle is in pain should I be worried?

If pain is severe: Seek care immediately. The hernia may have become trapped and need urgent attention. Otherwise see your primary care as soon as possible for possible surgical referral. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can you have sex while you have a groin hernia?

Can you have sex while you have a groin hernia?

Yes: It may or may not aggravate things, but most likely it will be fine. ...Read more

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What is the best method of groin hernia surgery?

What is the best method of groin hernia surgery?

Method you like: It is patient choice more often open tension free hernia repair is done under local anesthesia (with sedation) using synthetic graft which has very low incidence of recurrence, few surgeons prefer laparoscopic repair where general anesthesia is required. ...Read more

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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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I have bump in groin hernia or lymph node, what to do?

See Doc: Your doctor may or not be able to distinguish. Have them you for a groin ulrasound with valsalva, will tell if node or hernia. ...Read more

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What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

Little: A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity. The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery. ...Read more

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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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I am a female and had a groin hernia repair on May 12th. I have intermittent severe pain like a hot pocker being shoved in my groin. Is this common?

I am a female and had a groin hernia repair on May 12th. I have intermittent severe pain like a hot pocker being shoved in my groin. Is this common?

Ask the Dr: Call the Dr who did the repair. Have a followup exam - that's part of the procedure and the only way to know if healing is on track. Don't wait! Try not to use or hold on to imagry of such violent or inflammatory things - they make pain worse. Those who need to manage chronic pain are taught to use accurate but colorless words. Every little bit counts! Call now! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a femoral or groin hernia w/out any bulges? I have pain in area for 2ys wout explanation. Physical examination revealed nothing

Is it possible to have a femoral or groin hernia w/out any bulges? I have pain in area for 2ys wout explanation. Physical examination revealed nothing

Yes: A femoral hernia is an inguinal hernia through the femoral canal behind the ligament which will make it difficult to identify by physical exam. Moreover acute small inguinal hernia is usually associated with pain due to its acuteness and us difficult to identify by physical exam. I hope this answered you question. ...Read more

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I had an undescended left testicle removed at the age of 19 following a groin hernia my right testicle is of normal size would this effect my fertili?

I had an undescended left testicle removed at the age of 19 following a groin hernia my right testicle is of normal size would this effect my fertili?

Possibly: According to a published study looking at men who had one testicle surgically removed, about 47% had normal sperm counts, so there is a 47% chance that this will not affect your fertility/sperm count. ...Read more

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How can I treat a groin hernia?

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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How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

How do you diagnose a groin hernia?

Physical exam: It is a practiced skill that can be difficult to master. Obvious hernias are easy to see and feel by most. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have groin hernia?

It won't go away: A bulge or feelings of pressure and swelling in the groin can be a number of things including groin (inguinal) hernias, groin or sports ligament or muscular strain, enlarged lymph nodes (many causes of those), or rarely clots or aneurysms from the femoral blood vessels. Hernia will tend to swell and reduce but will almost always come back and over time enlarge. A good physical exam is all you need. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man has groin hernia?

What does it mean when a man has groin hernia?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Groin hernia?

What is the definition or description of: Groin hernia?

Swelling or Knot: A Groin Hernia is a swelling/knot/mass in the groin that occurs when tissue bulges out of the abdomen through a weakness in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

Here are some...: Nowadays, most cases of inguinal hernia are barely visible as a bulging spot at groin but easily palpable with a professional finger after detailed history taking as well as usually painless until occasional irreversible sliding-down into the hernial sac of abdominal contents occurs. So, seek evaluation vigilantly whenever increasing constant pain with inguinal bulging develops & progresses. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

Occurs when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids, and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way. The blockage may cause severe pain ...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