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If there was hernia present in the testicle, wouldn't I be in pain? Wouldn't I feel pain in the abdomen if intestine goes through ab wall?

If there was hernia present in the testicle, wouldn't I be in pain? Wouldn't I feel pain in the abdomen if intestine goes through ab wall?

Not necessarily: You are likely describing an inguinal hernia, with bowel and fat contents herniating through abdomen into inguinal canal and sometimes into the scrotum. You may feel a bulge when performing heavy lifting, but typically a small hernia may not be painful at all. Extreme pain would only happen if the hernia twists on itself, which could cause bowel obstruction and a surgical emergency. ...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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Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

Does the intestine have to be pretruding through a weak spot in the abdomen wall for it to considered a hernia?

No: Any abdominal contents protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall are referred to as a hernia. This is usually fat or intestines, but can include the urinary bladder, liver, spleen and even the kidney on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Subsequent to an umbilial hernia repair with mesh, how long until I can excercise my abs as my abdomen is larger than?

Exercising: After umbilical hernia repair depends on the method used ; should be discussed with your surgeon. There are many methods for repairing umbilical hernias. "tension free" repairs with mesh allow patients to resume physical activity rapidly. However, suture-only repairs may require a longer period of time to permit the repair to fully heal before aggressive exercising; esp. Ab work. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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M58, could chewing 10 teaspoon fulls of flax seed cause intestinal obstruction at the site of hernia. (i am person with large inguinal hernia)?

M58, could chewing 10 teaspoon fulls of flax seed cause intestinal obstruction at the site of hernia. (i am person with large inguinal hernia)?

Flaxseed problems: Flaxseed has been reported as a contributing factor to bowel obstruction, particularly when taken in large amounts with inadequate water intake. Additionally, flaxseed can lower blood sugar, so regular glucose monitoring is essential. Flaxseed has many health benefits when taken in moderation in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Lump under rib cage, had ct of abdomen, not hernia. Hurts to bend, stretch, laugh, and eat big meals, please help!

Costochondritis?: You could have a problem with the joint between ribs and 'floating ribs'. Sometimes physical manipulation can help with this. Extra fat can worsen. ...Read more

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How to what contents are in the hernia? What does fat fill like and what does intestines fill like?

How to what contents are in the hernia? What does fat fill like and what does intestines fill like?

Ask your doc is easy: It would be much easier to refer a Q of this nature to your doctor. Nonetheless, I will always love to answer. The contents inside a hernia sac may widely vary reflecting its dimension, location, and relationship with its nearby tissues & organs. With these in mind, one can easily imagine or guess what may get into its sac. Remember: Always seek help if hernia-related pain/swelling persists/worsen ...Read more

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I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?

I have had a hernia for 40 years and my intestines go into one of my testicle, dose not hurt but wondering how bad of a surgery it would be?

Outpatient!: Inguinal herniorraphy is a common procedure performed by a general surgeon. Even with a more complicated hernia, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. You will be sore for a week or so, but the risks allowing this hernia to incarcerate or strangulate argue against delaying repair. ...Read more

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Weird question...is it possible for a hernia to cause intestines to fall in the scrotum?

Weird question...is it possible for a hernia to cause intestines to fall in the scrotum?

Not weird questions: Yes possible large inguinal hernias bowel enters the scrotum, you need to see your surgeon before causing complications like strangulation of bowel. Elective (planed) surgery is a simple low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more

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What is the chances that an inguinal hernia will go into the intestine?

What is the chances that an inguinal hernia will go into the intestine?

See below: It is the other way around. Having an inguinal hernia means that there is a weakness of your tissues in that area and possibly bowel is coming in and out through that opening. Infrequently the bowel can come out but may not be able to go back in and get strangulated. Then it becomes an emergency. ...Read more

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I have had some test done and they told me my stomach is not emptying into the small intestine correctly, can this be caused by a hernia.?

Possibly: There are many reasons why your stomach may not be emptying correctly. A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause problems with your stomach properly emptying, however you should have a proper evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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I seem to have inguinal hernia without bulge. Is intestine strangulation still possible in this case?

I seem to have inguinal hernia without bulge. Is intestine strangulation still possible in this case?

Unlikely: If you have a hernia without a bulge that mean the opening is too small
you need to watch for pain wither in the groin or in the testicles
if pain is increase then you need to see a surgeon ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia causes nausea when part of intestine gets trapped. It is painful emergency situation. I feel nausea off and on w/o emergency, why?

Inguinal hernia causes nausea when part of intestine gets trapped. It is painful emergency situation. I feel nausea off and on w/o emergency, why?

Hernia: When a piece of intestine gets trapped in a hernia it may swell and cause the blood supply to become decreased. This may cause the portion of bowel to become damaged or die resulting in a medical emergency. If the hernia becomes tender or painful go to the ER immediately. They may be able to manually reduce the hernia and restore the blood supply or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines. Why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when I got this done back in 98?

If inguinal hernia involves dealing with the intestines. Why did they make an incision above my bikini area. 2 months when I got this done back in 98?

Misinformed?: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal or pelvic muscles. It is not a defect in the intestines. The intestines push through the muscle defect. The incisions to fix a hernia is made near to where the muscle defect is. ...Read more

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Can you feel and see your intestine move when you have thin abdominal wall muscles surgeon said no hernia?

Can you feel and see your intestine move when you have thin abdominal wall muscles surgeon said no hernia?

Yes: Actually it is common for people with, we call it scaphoid abdomen, to see the peristaltic movement of the intestines against the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue squeeze my intestines. I have had multiple surgeries on my stomach due to hernias and then surgeries from the complications from the f?

Can scar tissue squeeze my intestines. I have had multiple surgeries on my stomach due to hernias and then surgeries from the complications from the f?

Adhesions: Scar tissue that forms as part of the natural healing process of abdominal surgery can form bands called "adhesions." the intestines may get wrapped around these adhesions becoming kinked and creating an obstruction. Most often these bowel obstructions resolve with conservative management. On occasions, surgery may be required to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more

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Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?

Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?

Yes: esr non specific. High white count expected when stressed like post surgical. All single tests performed always require a clinical understanding. For instance an elevated ear and high white cell count after are concerning. But if a patient just had surgery and is doing better than the clinical situation is reassuring. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Does the air pumped into the colon also inflate the small intestine? What part of the intestine is likely to be involved in a inguinal hernia?

Yes.: Insufflated air from colonoscopy does pass the ileocecal valve and to a degree insufflate small bowel. An inguinal hernia sac may contain omentum (fatty tissue over bowel), small intestine, or colon. ...Read more

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In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?

Both: Indirect inguinal hernia is through where the processus vaginalis was or is. Direct inguinal hernias come directly through the muscular floor of the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias come through the space next to the main blood vessels to the leg. Colelctively, this area is known as the myopectineal orifice. Thanks for asking! ...Read more

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Fat-sac hernia in belly button; not intestine. Two days later hurts when moving, tender from doctor prodding? If strangulated, is it a constant pain?

Depends: Umbilical hernias are very common. Constant pain isn't typical of a reducible hernia, but can iccur when incarcerated, meaning it doesn't easily push back in. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated if the blood suppy to the herniated tissue is occluded. If just fat still not generally an emergency, but it is if intestine. If intestine typically other symptoms to:fever, nausea, emesis ...Read more

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When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents, such as liver, intestines, and stomach come into chest. How then does baby breathe when born?

When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents, such as liver, intestines, and stomach come into chest. How then does baby breathe when born?

Depends: If the infant went through a complete pregnancy before the herniation, initial stabilization & repair can have a great outcome (normal lung development & few lung problems after infancy). If herniation occurred during pregnancy, outcome depends on how bad it impaired lung development. Early recognition at birth with placement of a stomach tube & breathing tube may give baby a chance. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

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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Please tell me, could a hernia interfere with the bowel?

Yes: If the contents of your hernia include intestine you could experience symptoms of a bowel obstruction. If you have your colon inside the hernia that could lead to constipation. Get examined by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I know if intestinal strangulation has occurred because of my hernia?

How can I know if intestinal strangulation has occurred because of my hernia?

Bowel obstruction: By definition, if you have strangulated bowel in your hernia, you are obstructed. Usual symptoms include pain, nausea, bloating, and later with emesis and sepsis. As the bowel starts to die, you may have redness and swelling of the overlying soft tissue. It is considered a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Can umbilical hernias cause movement in abdomen?

Umbilical hernias: Can be of several sizes. They can either have a piece of fat within it or a piece of small or large bowel. Attimes they can get incarcerated -meaning u can't push em back in-causing symptoms of bowel obstruction.Im not sure if by movement you are referring to the peristaltic activity inside the abdomen. It typically gives the gurgling sounds. Stuff shouldn't be moving around inside the abdomen otherwise. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to diagnose an abdominal/intestinal hernia?

Physical exam: The best way to diagnose an abdominal wall hernia in the groin or in front of the abdomen is by physical examination. Occasionally an ultrasound or cat scan is necessary. ...Read more

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What is difference between hernia and muscle tear in abdomen?

What is difference between hernia and muscle tear in abdomen?

Diffetent: A hernia is an actuall hole in the abdominal wall. This allows abdominal contents to pass through. Amuscle tear is a rip in the muscles without a defect in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What precautions should you take for hernia of bowel in its infancy stage?

What precautions should you take for hernia of bowel in its infancy stage?

See your doctor: Any hernia that has bowel involvement should be evaluated and treated accordingly before is too late. You are taking a risk of getting the bowel twisted (strangulation) which will increase complications after surgery. ...Read more

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Could a bowel blockage and double hernia be corrected during the same surgery?

Yes: Simple answer is yes. Sometimes if the bowel blockage requires resection of the intestine, hernia repair may be delayed or temporized. You don't want to risk contamination of hernia repair with bowel surgery. Some evidence exist that it is safe to repair hernias with mesh even when there is some contamination from bowel surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past and have another one on my left side of my abdomen can I get pregnant?

I'm 43 yrs old have had two hernia surgeries in the past and have another one on my left side of my abdomen can I get pregnant?

Yes: Whether or not you can get pregnant has nothing to do with the hernias. It is ok to get pregnant with previous hernia repairs. Unclear where the left sided hernia is. If it is in the groin, I would consider repair before getting pregnant. It is probably best to ask your hernia surgeon and have a check up to get a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would it be considered a hernia if I've had lower right abdomen pain for 4 months that is getting worse with sitting or lifting? If so what do I do?

Would it be considered a hernia if I've had lower right abdomen pain for 4 months that is getting worse with sitting or lifting? If so what do I do?

NOT NECESSARILY: A hernia, by definition, is a hole in the musculature, such as in your navel or groin, or in an old incision. You may just have a strain or pulled muscle. A good physical exam can delineate exactly what is going on, so get yourself to your doctor/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

I've had 3 hernia surgeries last one about a year ago last week I started having sharp pains in my lower left abdomen again any ideas what it could be?

Possible recurrence: One of the possibility is recurrence, and several other causes for ' sharp pains left abdomen ' See your doctor what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

I have a lump in my abdomen that comes out but goes back in. Is it a hernia?

Maybe: It's hard to tell without more information or a physical exam. Hernias typically occur in the groin, umbilicus (belly button) or in a surgical incision. If you think it's a hernia, you should be seen by your doctor because many of them need to be fixed. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more