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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.

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

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.

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Groin hernia symptoms feel like what?

Groin hernia symptoms feel like what?

Bulge in the gron: Groin (inguinal) hernia presents as bulge, with pain or with out, progressively increases in size, no longer able to push it in, causing severe pain, ultimately leading to severe complications like obstruction and gangrene of bowel.

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I believe I have a groin hernia. Other than pain, what are some of the symptoms of a groin hernia?

No bulge, no hernia: The most consistent symptom of a groin hernia is the presence of a bulge. This may be constant but often enlarges with activity and may seem to go away after laying down. While hernias may cause pain, they usually cause subtle discomfort (also) worsened with activity. This pain may extend into the inner thigh due to nerve irritation.

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My husband has had a inguinal groin hernia and I think it has busted what are signs and symptoms of a busted hernia?

My husband has had a inguinal groin hernia and I think it has busted what are signs and symptoms of a busted hernia?

See your doctor: An inguinal or groin hernia is a bulge or swelling from weak fibers in the groin region. So a hernia is technically already "busted." best to see a doctor for an examination or a general surgeon to evaluate for possible hernia surgery.

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How will I know if I have groin hernia?

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.

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What causes groin hernias?

No specific cause: Groin or inguinal hernias are quite common in men, and may be somewhat hereditary. It is a weakness in the fibers that may be weak since birth. Can sometimes be associated with heavier lifting or repeated straining.

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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.

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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!

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What is the best treatment for an inguinal hernia?

Hernia Surgery: Repair with permanent mesh has become the gold standard for inguinal hernia repair in adult males. Debate continues whether the traditional or laparoscopic approach is best: the bottom line is which technique your surgeon performs with the lowest complication & recurrence rates. I favor the laparoscopic approach because, in my hands, the recovery is shorter; this is most evident for double hernias.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Groin hernia symptoms feel like what?

Bulge in the gron: Groin (inguinal) hernia presents as bulge, with pain or with out, progressively increases in size, no longer able to push it in, causing severe pain, ultimately leading to severe complications like obstruction and gangrene of bowel.

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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.

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What are the symptoms of a groin hernia?

Swelling and pain: In general, lopsided groin swelling and pain with activity (especially lifting, staining, and coughing) are highly suggestive of a hernia. You can have it on both sides too. If your bowel is caught within the hernia, additional symptoms may include nausea, bloating or problem with bm. If in doubt, please check in with your doctor.

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How long before I can fly after groin hernia?

How long before I can fly after groin hernia?

Ask your surgeon: Usually want to heal & see your surgeon to determine the degree of healing after surgery first, before doing long distance traveling. May want to wait for a few weeks. But best determination is from your own personal surgeon.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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