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Could hernia occur in females?

Could hernia occur in females?

Absolutely!: While inguinal hernias are more common in men, they do occur in women as well. Umbical and incisional hernias are common in both sexes. ...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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Lump in groin pain in groin?

Lump in groin pain in groin?

See general surgery: Several possibilities exist. Commonly this may be a hernia but it will require a physical examination and history by an experienced surgeon to determine the next step in both diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?

Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?

Hernia: you need to be checked by your surgeon to make sure you did not develop a hernia again especially. It could just be a strain of the healing tissues. ...Read more

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What causes groin pain in women? Where is their groin?

What causes groin pain in women? Where is their groin?

Many Causes: Women may experience groin pain due to a condition of the genitals or reproductive organs. Pain can also radiate into the groin from a condition of the hip, lower spine, pelvis, kidney, bladder, or colon. ...Read more

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Is there groin pain in women?

Is there groin pain in women?

Absolutely: Women may experience groin pain due to a condition of the genitals or reproductive organs. Pain can also radiate into the groin from a condition of the hip, lower spine, pelvis, kidney, bladder, or colon. ...Read more

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Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain , some time after lifting heavy objects ( work related ) initially small swelling , increases in size progreesivly . Could be pushed back , may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in , now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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Groin lump/bulge or inguinal hernia, what's the difference?

See below : Groin lump could be from many reasons - hernia, lymph node. Tumor, hematoma, aneurysm etc... Need to c medical professional to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower right groin female full hysterectomy at 25 from cysts and severe endometriosis had ingunial hernia repaired n 2004?

Extreme pain in lower right groin female full hysterectomy at 25 from cysts and severe endometriosis had ingunial hernia repaired n 2004?

Pelvic pain: There are so many explanations for pain in the pelvis, it is not possible to say it is your uterus. Could be ovarian cysts, ligaments of the pelvis, or muscles and tendons of the abdomen. Is the pain incited by movement of the pelvis or low back? If so it is probably musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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Is intermittent, intense pain that radiates down to my labia normal 6 months post incisional hernia repair in the groin area?

Is intermittent, intense pain that radiates down to my labia normal 6 months post incisional hernia repair in the groin area?

Local anesthetic: Unfortunately nerves can be damaged in surgery, especially when it's the second operation (you said "incisional hernia"). Your surgeon shoudl be able to inject local anesthetic into the area near the incision to see if this is really a nerve, or just scar tissue. See the doctor who operated on you. ...Read more

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Can past cyctocele surgery cause pain in the groin and lower pelvic area?

Can past cyctocele surgery cause pain in the groin and lower pelvic area?

Mot likely: If the surgery was a while ago, it is unlikely to be causing problems now. If it was recent, then it may be related, especially if mesh was used. ...Read more

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What cauaes back, anal and abdomen pain in a female?

What cauaes back, anal and abdomen pain in a female?

It depends: You should not be having this kind of pain under normal conditions. There can be many causes, and you need to be fully evaluated! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

Cause for obstruction in inguinal hernia?

INCARCERATED hernia: Any hernia may incarcerate and cause bowel obstruction. Incarceration is when the contents of a hernia 'gets stuck' and the blood flow to the area ceases causing the tissue to be at risk for dying (ischemia-infarct). Immediate surgery is indicated. The signs of bowel obstruction are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lack of gas passage.. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes hernia in females?

What causes hernia in females?

Most hernias: Occur spontaneously with no cause or reason. Sometimes hernias are associated with repetitive heavy lifting, obesity or past pregnancy. Most common location of hernias are the groins or umbilical region. The cause of one type of hernia can be an incisionsl hernia caused by previous surgery. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia results in constipation?

Does inguinal hernia results in constipation?

Doubtful : Inguinal hernia is usually not a cause if constipation. It can rarely be associated with actual bowel obstruction when a part of the intestine gets trapped in the hernia sac. If you have a hernia that is associated with any symptoms get it fixed. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more