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Groin Area Hernia
Can you have a scrotal hernia without having an abdominal or groin area hernia? I thought the scrotal involvement was just a worsening of the others
? pseudo hernia: Your are correct that most scrotal involvement in hernias results from progressive movement of the inguinal hernia into the scrotal sac. However, there is a condition wherein the left testical has a varicocele wherein the venous return from the testical is blocked by the renal artery, causing swelling that appears as if it were a hernia. Also hydrocele can occur from fluid build up. ...Read more
Probably: Healing ridge, but check with your surgeon just to make sure that it is not hematoma or deep infection. ...Read more
I had inguinal hernia repair 4 weeks ah and still have some pain in groin area were hernia was an a lot of pressure there also. Is this normal?
I have no idea what procedure and method was done on you however local discomfort can be felt for weeks as well as even months.
If there is no sign of infection I would not be worries. However if the pain would alter the quality of your life I would go back to yoiur surgeon and have him check you out. ...Read more
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
This could be hernia: This very well could be a hernia. At first abdominal contents can push through the weakness or defect and then return spontaneously. However, these contents which may be bowel, omentum, bladder can get stuck (incarcerated) and progress to strangulation where the viscera are damaged because the blood supply is compromised. This is a true emergency requiring surgery. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a hernia in his groin area. I am concerned because I want to go to nyc this christmas. Would it be safe for him to get in a plane?
Yes: A hernia becomes a problem when it becomes incarcerated, in other words, something becomes trapped in the hernia and cannot squeeze out of the hernia sac. This is usually self evident with pain, vomiting and abdominal pain. As long as the contents of the hernia can be pushed back, i.e. Reduced, then it should not be a problem. Nevertheless, it would behoove him to see a general surgeon to fix. ...Read more
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
Genetics: A groin hernia is when the natural openings in the abdominal wall (through which pass the spermatic cord on men and the round ligament in women) stretch out, and allow other abdominal contents to herniate through. While it can be brought on by coughing, or other sudden increase in abdominal pressure, it is also due to happen more often in those susceptible based on their genetics. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've had a hernia op in the last couple of years and all seemed ok but recently I've been having stabbing pain in my groin area on that side?
I have a pain in my groin area and it iscaused by a wrong position while making squats in the gym. Should I stop for a while? Could it be a hernia?
I had 3 lumps in my groin area and they went away after time and now they have come back. I didn't thinknit was possible for a hernia to come and go.
Hernias don't come: And go, but lymph nodes do. See your Dr and see if you have enlarged lymph nodes in your groin, and why. ...Read more
Depends on: Location and severity of injury. Consult a surgeon for examination and specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more
Hernia: Hernia repair is always recommended, risk/benefit analysis favors repair. However, it is elective outpatient procedure when healthy and not having symptoms (no er visits), okay to visit surgeon, get monitored. Elective scheduling with monitoring, can be 6 to 12 months out. Be well. ...Read more
I challenged son to a race without stretching I am having pain on and off in groin area could that be a hernia also in lower abdominal area?
Had a surgeon look at my pain in my groin area where I feel I have a hernia-said I don't.Said it could reoccur in life though. I have BAD pain all ovr?
Pain management: Even if you don't have a hernia, you may have some other condition that can be diagnosed and treated. Please see your doc for an exam. After you know what is or is not happening you can possibly see a mental health professional to learn skills such as clinical and self-hypnosis or biofeeback to help w/pain and provide support. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm concerned yes my boyfriend of 14 years has had a hernia in his groin area for almost 8 to 9 years and its just getting bigger, it has pushed his man hood all the way over to the side and now looks to only have one testicle instead of 2, he's afraid to
Harder to fix: The bigger they are, the harder they are to repair. It will never improve without repair, and more than likely continue to enlarge, I have seen them the size if a football. Additionally, if he waits until the symptoms become more severe, he may need emergency operation, which is riskier that planned operation. ...Read more
Yes: Inguinal hernias can occur on both sides. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
During sex and during ejaculation, I have pain in my left groin area. It is like pulling of the muscle. Could it be hernia?
The sizes of my testicles are not same. I occasionally suffer from a pain in my groin area including my upper thighs. Am I suffering from hernia?
Most likely: Small amount of blood collected under skin, usually get absorbed and disappear in few wks, speak to your surgeon and go for POST OP follow up. ...Read more
Could be either: Best to let your pcp examine you and get some history. Then appropriate further evaluation or referral can be done. ...Read more
I have a inguinal hernia in my lower groin area. I don't have surgery until late July. What can I do to ease pain til surgery?
pain could be a sign you need surgery earlier, especially if you are having abdominal cramping or other signs of intestinal pathology. Pain that is mild and limited to the groin may be ok for a while. If worsening or if more abdominal see your surgeon for earlier surgery ...Read more
How do I know if I have a hernia I have mild pain in the left side of my pelvic groin area. And what kind of doctor examines hernias?
I am experiencing symptoms of another hernia in my groin area and CT shows no hernia. Dr. Did feel some giving in that area. Can it still be?
Hernia with neg CT: Hi, I always tell my patients that the "body doesn't lie", you are having pain for a reason. Ct scan's can miss some hernias depending on location, size, type, quality of the imaging study and the radiology interpretation. Consider having a general surgeon examine you and persue this symptom until it has been identified. ...Read more
3 weeks after my hernia repair surgery I masturbated. Just before ejac., I felt a big pain in my groin area. I stopped masturbating. Is that normal?
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