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Can inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

Can inguinal hernia obstruct bowel movement?

It may...: The bowel sliding into hernia sac may at time become incarcerated with no hope to slide back to abdominal cavity; this condition definitely causes bowel obstruction, called incarcerated hernia, and requires emergent surgery. How to handle sickness correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

Can an inguinal hernia cause bowel obstruction?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause an obstruction and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Intestinal obstruction symptoms?

Bowel obstruction: The patient feels sick, bloated abdomen, loss of passing gas/stool, nausea, fever and vomiting. Hospital admission becomes necessary for intravenous fluids and evaluation. ...Read more

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Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read more

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Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Vomiting heartburn digestion problems maybe appendix hernia ulcer?

Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgright (don't lay flat) 2 hours after eating. You can also try some over the counter antacids. If your symptoms persist you should see your doctor as an upper endoscopy might be informative. ...Read more

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Can a sports hernia cause intestinal blockage?

NO: A 'sports hernia' is a misnomer. It usually refers to pain at the public tubercle from tearing of the rectus sheath off the tubercle. This won't lead to intestinal blockage. A true hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and can lead to intestinal blockage if bowel is trapped in a defect. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

How to differentiat small bowel obstruction from large bowel obstruction? Medical

Difficult: Without a physical exam and full medical history. Usually a small bowel obstruction will not occur unless there is scar tissue from a past abdominal surgery. Small bowel obstruction can have abdominal pain with frequent vomiting. Large bowel obstruction is less common & can be from cancer or diverticulitis. Lack of bowel movement with colon obstruction. True bowel obstruction can be very serious. ...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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Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Why might abdominal distention accompany intestinal hypomotility?

Gas and contents: in the intestine accumulate rather than emptying at a normal rate, hence distension results from gut hypomotility. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention. ...Read more

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Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.

Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.

Could be.: All four of the disease processes you gave could cause those symptoms. If you have those symptoms with your history, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia cause diarrhea?

Can an inguinal hernia cause diarrhea?

No: No, diarrhea is more of a physiological issue, not caused by an anatomical problem like hernia. ...Read more

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M58, could hernia cause intestinal obstruction with out any pain or typical hernia inflammation. Thanks?

Yes,but atypical: Atypical presentations to common problems in medicine and surgery occurs but not very often. If the blockage from a hernia is partial, slowly progressive to allow compensation and not associated with peritoneal inflammation it may have very few to no symptoms at times, however the condition will soon go over a tipoff point and symptoms of incarceration and ultimately strangulation will develop. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernias cause rectal spasms?

Can inguinal hernias cause rectal spasms?

Rectal spasm: Usually not. I suppose in a rare case where the colon has gone through a large hernia and is pulling on the rectum, anal spasm could theoretically happen, but I have not seen that yet. ...Read more

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Whats intestinal malrotation?

Whats intestinal malrotation?

Developmental error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, ( called rotation ) partial failure , like bands ( lad's ) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life.Yes treatable by surgery. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constipation?

Can a hiatal hernia cause constipation?

Not likely: Hiatal hernias cause heartburn and regurgitation and other swallowing issues but not constipation. ...Read more

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Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

Does inguinal hernia cause constipation?

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

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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Bowel Obstruction (Definition)

A condition that occurs when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids, and gas from moving through the intestines, and ...Read more