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Hernia Constipation Symptoms
I suspect I may have hernia in my lower right abdomen/waistline area. I have also had constipation/diarrhea and a bloated feeling on and off for the last week. Are these symptoms of hernia?
Abdomen Pain Hernia?: Usually a hernia presents with pain ; a bulge more in the inguinal/groin area rather than the lower abdominal although constipation diarrhea ;bloating may be present in large, obvious hernias, in the absence of a bulge consistent with a definite hernia, such symptoms are more consistent with a gastrointestinal problem. An evaluation by your physician or a gastroenterologist is in order to begin. ...Read more
For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?
Hernia not the cause:
Hernias don't cause constipation. If you have a hernia, and it's causing pain with bowel movements due to a large size, you should have it looked at soon by a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website.
Hope this helps! ...Read more
No: Not related, must be something else.Get a more detailed answer ›
Appendectomy 1 month ago and I had constipation 3 days ago which made the pain re appear again in the incision area could it be a hernia?
Unlikely: Most likely the straining associated with constipation has pulled at some of the internal sutures and mildly reinjured the healing tissues around the appendectomy incision. Unlikely this would have been enough to cause a hernia, but time will tell. Nothing to do but observe, and take measures to keep stool soft: drink fluid, eat fiber, mild exercise:) ...Read more
Better to say...: Constipation can be a sign of a complicated hernia especially if that hernia is hard and you cannot push it in anymore. A hernia is a piece of bowel coming out through an opening in your abdominal wall in this case the groin area. If you cannot have a bowel movement, the hernia is painful and hard it then is time to see a doctor for emergency check now. ...Read more
Incarcerated Hernia: Hernias can cause bowel obstructions if a loop of intestine is "incarcerated" (stuck) within the hernia. In its most extreme form, it is associated w/vomiting & bloating--this is a surgical emergency. While the constipation may be unrelated, we have to assume it is until proven otherwise--please seek out surgical evaluation as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an umbilical hernia and the pain worsen every day and the other day I was in the restroom for 3 hours from constipation and my rectum was bleed?
Surgeon: Sounds like it is time to go see a surgeon. Please ask your doctor to refer you to one. ...Read more
M58, released from ER after resolving of int. Obstruction at hernia. Now severe constipation from two days. May I take plain warm water enema?
Yes: That would be a good conservative measure. If not better, see your doc soon for assessment. ...Read more
I have had trapped gas for 3 days followed by constipation and a lot of pain. I have had hernias in the past and wanted to know if its come back?
Elderly male patient has some kind of abdominal hernia, has constipation. Could they be related? What kind of diet to relieve the constipation?
Unlikely: It is unlikely the hernia is causing constipation. If there is a hernia, and there is a question, he should have an evaluation by a general surgeon. Many diets for constipation, but the first step is to make sure he is well hydrated - 8 glasses of water per day. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Only 1 small BM 7 1/2 hours after Mg Citrate - mod. Constipation - past 2 weeks. Eating normally. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh in late July.?
Abdom. Pain, left lower & right mid. With constipation for 1 month. Colonoscopy 1 yr ago, all good. Laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair 07. Any thoughts?
I'm 24 weeks pregnant and I've been having constipation that will last several days and then have diarrhea a few times. I also question poss hernia?
My mum had a history of an ulcer, constipation and a hernia which tells me poor blood supply. Numerous visits to the hospital and they sent her home.
What is UR question?: Did you just want confirmation of your suspicion, or want clarity regarding your mom's condition while she's in the hospital? If so, you need to give us her issues you are worried about, and what meds she's on, and specific questions you'd like answer. We can help! ...Read more
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