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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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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Have pain in the lower intestine area after sleeping on stomach. Suggestions?

Have pain in the lower intestine area after sleeping on stomach. Suggestions?

Not sure: I'm not sure how you can feel pain in the lower intestine or if you are referring to the lower part of your stomach. Sleeping on your stomach can be tough for the back and occasionally back pain can be referred to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Could hernias float around in the abdominal area?

Not the hernia: Usually, the hernia itself is a defect in the abdominal wall. The wall is made of muscle and fascia, so the defect is just an opening in the sheet of muscle/fascia that is not normally there. Organs and items usually contained in the abdomen can 'poke out' through the abnormal opening ; can even get stuck. The hernia would not change positions, but the items poking out into the hernia could change. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain in area of neobladder?

Lower abdominal pain in area of neobladder?

UTI stone retention: Neobladders are made of bowel, thus a full neobladder may feel like abdominal pain, especially if the pain is similar to bowel gas. Many patients need to self catheterize to empty their bladders, thus bladder may not be emptying if you try to urinate normally. You shoul thus have your post void bladder residual urine measured by scan or cath. Pain may also be due to bladder stones or a uti. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause sharp and radiating pain in the upper stomach area, specifically internally near the lower breastbone area?

Can lactose intolerance cause sharp and radiating pain in the upper stomach area, specifically internally near the lower breastbone area?

Potentially the gas: you develop from lactose intolerance could produce pains as you describe. Of course there are other possibilities so if the discomfort persists for more than a day in the absence of further lactose ingestion it would be advisable to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

Can a hernia be located in the rib cage area?

No, not likely: Unless you had previously had major trauma in the area causing fractures or if you had prior surgery in the area, otherwise hernias do not form in that area. A physical exam with a doctor would identify a hernia if present. ...Read more

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Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Why does the diaphragmatic hernia in the abdominal organs herniate into left chest cavity?

Usually on the Left: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur on the left 85% of the time and are posterior (bochdalek hernia), most the rest are located on the right posteriorly. About 2% occur anteriorly in the middle (morgagni hernia). Adults can get hiatal hernias on the left, because that is where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm to reach the stomach. Trauma and surgery can cause diaphragmatic hernias too. ...Read more

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Intense stomach cramps in most of stomach area (especially stomach area between hip bones) & lower back at sides. Diarrhea. Blood in stool.

Intense stomach cramps in most of stomach area (especially stomach area between hip bones) & lower back at sides. Diarrhea. Blood in stool.

See a doctor ASAP: You have colitis at least, and this can be either infectious or inflammatory bowel disease or potentially tumor. You need to be fully evaluated and as soon as is reasonable. Blood in stool is never a good sign. Hopefully it is just from hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, but you need to be seen and examined. See a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Typically, : Acute appendicitis causes nausea, vomiting, mid abdominal pain, followed by localization of pain to right lower abdomen, with low grade fever. But these are typical symptoms. There are many other causes of lower abdominal pain, too many to list here. Your doctor will help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

I have a hiatal hernia. Does it cause knots in the upper stomach under the ribs?

Might feel like knot: Your hiatal hernia might feel like a knot under your ribs due to pressure. Keep a diary of your symptoms, knot, pressure, acid in your throat and mouth. Add to your diary when and what you ate, to see how eating affects your symptoms. Your diary will help your doc decide your best therapy. Most hiatal hernias are small and manageable with diet, medical therapy and scope/egd. ...Read more

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Stomach pain that starts from the middle of the belly that continues down the abdomen to the anus. Pain scale is 8?

Stomach pain that starts from the middle of the belly that continues down the abdomen to the anus. Pain scale is 8?

Need an exam: There are a large number of medical and surgical conditions that can cause abdominal pain. Without knowing your medical history, physical findings and your answers to specific questions it's impossible to guess at what might be causing your symptoms. SEE A PHYSICIAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR A PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND treatment. You won't find any answers on the internet. ...Read more

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What causes fat collection in the lower stomach area?

What causes fat collection in the lower stomach area?

Age: Fat deposition in the lower abdomen will happen as we get older usuallly past the age of thirty. It is the normal result of aging and gravity. Two things we cannot seem to avoid. ...Read more

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Feeling stomach pains around the belly button. Any worrisome organ in that location?

Feeling stomach pains around the belly button.  Any worrisome organ in that location?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis often starts with pain around the belly button and then migrates more to the right side. Anything that is causing irritation in the abdominal cavity can present as pain around the belly button because that is where the tissue that lines the cavity bunches together. ...Read more

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Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Seroma: This usually occurs and i tend to see more of these when i repair these hernias laparoscopically rather than open. This will usually resolve or improve by 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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What cause noise in the stomach and pain in umbilical cord?

What cause noise in the stomach and pain in umbilical cord?

Unlikely situation: Only a newborn has an umbilical cord and there is no way you would not know if the nb is having pain from the cord. Noise in the stomach is likely gas. ...Read more

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In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

In an inguinal hernia, does a small part or the whole lower abdomen protrude?

Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area?Muscle pain?What is this?Thanks

Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area?Muscle pain?What is this?Thanks

Overlap area: Complex answer: muscle pull/ spasm, hip labral tear, hernia, (sports or inguinal), ovarian cyst, hip arthritis , appendicitis , vaginal? Multiple specialties for work up. Start with primary care, orthopedics or OB gyn. ...Read more

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Can a ventral hernia get larger in time ? Bulge at a scar on the stomach area

Can a ventral hernia get larger in time ? Bulge at a scar on the stomach area

Yes & reason 2 treat: Certain it can get bigger with time and is a good reason to treat when smaller. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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