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Groin Area Hernia
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 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?
Yes, : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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