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Groin Hernia Age
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
Cough had bilateral. laparoscopic inburial hernia repair. Pain at ins inscion belly button. Normal?
Sounds normal: It is very common to have a variety of minor aches and pains that come and go after any operation, including open inguinal hernia repair. Usually however, patients can tell that "something is wrong" even though it may be difficult for then to define. Trust your instinct, and see your surgeon if you think something is "wrong". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congenital/acquired : The path taken for testicular descend can stay open or predispose one to inguinal herniation - this is aka indirect hernia. The hernia more common with accident, sport injury or heavy lifting as with construction workers is frequently through the direct inguinal space - direct inguinal hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
No: The nerves that would need to be impinged exit the spine and traverse the rear of the pelvis , direct and indirect inguinal hernias are anterior to these structures. Other side of the highway, different exit. I encourage you to get a physical exam if you have pain to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?
Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's Reversible: I agree with dr. Kimm's excellent answer. If your hernia is large enough to extend into your scrotal sac and obscure your penis, it's time to get that hernia repaired. Having repaired a number of hernias like what you have described, rest assured that everything will eventually look normal again after your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: A hernia is an organ (usually bowel) that is not on its usual anatomical location. The majority of the time, this is from a weakness in muscles that help it stay there. As muscles continue to weaken & there is continued pressure the hernia can get larger. Risks are: advanced age, obesity, heavy lifting, even chronic cough or straining to urinate since there is an increase intrabdomen pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia. ?
It can be: Please get a physical exam with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms, other causes include urethritis - inflammation of the urethra - symptoms include loss of appetite, impotence, urinary incontinence, pain with urination and painful ejaculation, also Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland - symptoms can include foul or strong urine odor, and painful ejaculation ...Read more
Depends: These types of congenital diaphragm hernias are commonly seen on abdominal ct scans done for other reasons, and are usually not dangerous, as they have typically been present for many years, cause no symptoms, and only contain a small amount fat so are not at risk to become strangulated. Large hernias are a different story, and may need surgical repair by a experienced general or thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes sharp (6 on scale of 10) pain at hip line radiating to below groin. Had lap. inguinal hernia mesh repair 10 weeks ago. Cause for concern?
Watch, wait, & see..: I would just watch, wait, and see despite some 10 weeks after lap inguinal hernia repair as long as being tolerable and getting better slowly but surely day by day. How to? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Ask your surgeon timely. Best wish to recovery... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer